On Saturday, June 7th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base participated in the 5th annual Star Wars game held at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Troopers made the rounds and visited fans before the game, then took to the field where Emperor Palpatine threw out the ceremonial first pitch! Afterwards the troopers occupied two different photo booths along the 1st and 3rd base sides and posed for more pictures. While greeting fans at these photo booths staff members from the Paw Sox were asking for donations to help support their charitable organization….
 
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On Sunday, May 18th members of the 501st New England Garrison and Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base paid a visit to the Millennium 5k for Jake’s Sake event being held in Hudson, MA. This was a 5k race and fundraiser to help the Marrazzo family make their home wheelchair accessible for their son Jake, who hasĀ Duchenne MD. Kids of all ages and sizes enjoyed seeing the troopers and playing games with them in the fields. The Force is definitely strong with this family and we were glad to have been a part of their special day! To see more photos…
 
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On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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On Saturday September 21, 2013 members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Skating for Hope event held at the Hart Recreation Center ice rink of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The Emperor, Biker Scout, Shadow Scout, Darth Nihlus, and four Jedi were in attendance. This event raises funds to support the Hope Lodge Boston, which isĀ a free cancer rehab facility. It is organized by Dave McGrath, a brain cancer survivor who used the Hope Lodge in his recovery. Troopers entered the rink to a fanfare of Star Wars music; Imperial March for the Imperials…
 
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On August 17, 2013, members of the New England Garrison (NEG) appeared at the Amesbury, Massachusetts Relay for Life, a benefit program for the American Cancer Society. Darth Vader, accompanied by a Stormtrooper, TIE pilot, Shadow Scout and Pre Visla, enjoyed walking with participants around the relay track while Star Wars music played throughout the stadium. Tom Hanshaw, an officer for crime prevention and community relations at the Amesbury Police Dept, provided a fun and festive Star Wars photo booth. During the troop, the NEG took a moment at the Memorium tent to remember our Eternal Legionnaires as well as…
 
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