On Sunday, June 7th, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison was invited to attend the annual Bowl-A-Thon for STEP, Inc. These event is a big source of revenue for the non-profit program that runs athletic programs and social activities for kids and adults with special needs. The event was held at the Brunswick Zone in Lowell, Ma. Our troopers were there to take photos with participants, and also to throw a few balls! The kids who where there (and the kids at heart) had a blast seeing our guys all suited up. When it came to the actual bowling, naturally…
 
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On February 28th, the New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were invited to Star Wars Hockey night, as the UMass Lowell River Hawks took on the University of Vermont Catamounts. The Garrison suited up before the doors opened to the public, then walked around the lobby to greet people as they came in for the game. Troopers then walked around the upper area of the arena during the game. There were many “photo ops” with fans through out the evening! Garrison members were even able to walk out on the ice, waving to the…
 
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The New England Garrison was invited to a gathering by a family in Lowell, Massachusetts, who wanted to introduce their kids to Star Wars the right way… on the big screen! They rented out an auditorium at the Luna Theater and invited friends and family to come hang out, watch the movie and meet the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base. It was a great time for all involved, and the family was very appreciative for the troopers who came to the screening. UPDATE: ┬áThe father of this family wrote a great synopsis of the night, and posted it online…
 
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On Saturday, November 29th, Darth Vader, Plo Koon, and an Endor Commando marched in the City of Lights parade in Lowell, MA. This parade is the grand finale to a day of festivities that ends with the ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, officially kicking off the holiday season. The trio were also joined by Captain America and Black Widow of the Avengers as they walked the parade route. Their mission was to help support a local non-profit group called STEP, short for Special Teams for Exceptional People. STEP’s mission is to provide sports activities and social gatherings for kids…
 
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On Saturday, January 25th members of the 501st New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base, and the Firaxan Clan of Mandalorian Mercs arrived at the Tsongas Center for a matchup between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Providence College Friars. Darth Vader was escorted by a fleet of his faithful troopers and also guarded by a squad of bounty hunters, led by the fearless Boba Fett. The Jedi Order was also represented by two noble Jedi Knights who were accompanied by athe loyal droid R2-D2. Everyone in attendance was able to meet and get photos with their favorite…
 
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