On Saturday, July 13th members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base made a return trip to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA for “Star Wars Day with the Spinners”. After being rained out last year the Emperor and a squad of faithful troopers, along with his apprentice Darth Vader, took to the field and the stands. In addition to the dark forces present at the game, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was escorted by a pair of skilled X-Wing pilots. This was a fun day filled with beautiful weather, baseball, and Star Wars and all in attendance had a great…
 
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This was a glorious day for the Empire and one that will be long remembered! The NEG was invited to attend a double-header at historic Fenway Park for the Red Sox annual “Futures At Fenway”, which was played by minor league teams the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners. The whole thing started out with Darth Vader throwing out the 1st pitch, from atop the Green Monster! Troopers also participated in other activities during the game and posed for pictures with attendees during both games.

On Saturday, August 6th, the New England Garrison teamed up with the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox for Star Wars Day at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA.  The Spinners all wore specially created jerseys that resembled Stormtrooper armor.  After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund. The weather was overcast and extremely muggy making it feel a bit like Dagobah but the Spinners staff did an amazing job making sure the troops were well cared for, rested and hydrated.  The sell out crowd loved seing Lord Vader and his troops once again as the Sith…
 
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Back in July, the New England Garrison trooped at the Star Wars Night at the Lowell Spinners, where we greeted fans and posed for pictures. In addition to our presense at the sold-out game, the Spinners were decked out in a made-for-the-event jersey, which would be auctioned off for charity after the game. The NEG has learned that the auction garnered an impressive $3,400 for the Joann Weber Charitable Fund! The fund has been established in Joann Weber’s memory. Along with her husband, Drew Weber, the two became owners of the Lowell Spinners in 1997. The fund supports charitable and…
 
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  On Saturday, July 31st, the New England Garrison and Alderaan base teamed up with the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox for Star Wars Day at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA.  Special Star Wars themed jerseys were once again worn by the players on the field to be auctioned off after the game to benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund. The weather was beautiful for a ball game (and for trooping) and the park was once again sold out.  The New England Garrison was led by Darth Vader as he teamed up with Chewbacca to throw out the ceremonial first pitch…
 
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