On Saturday, September 20th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion – New England Garrison participated in the 4th annual Skating For Hope event. This is a 24-hour fundraiser that helps to fund the Hope Lodge, which provides temporary housing for out-of-state families coming to area hospitals getting treated for cancer.

On Saturday, September 13th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Connecticut Garrison participated an the Shriners Children’s Hospital Walk-a-Thon fundraiser! These dedicated troopers marched onto the hospital grounds to greet walkers and cheer them on as they donated their time to help out with this great cause. The hospital in Springfield offers world-class medical care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about how you could help the Shriners Children’s Hospital please visit their website. https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/springfield

Over the weekend of August 8th through the 10th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base attended the super-sized convention called BOSTON COMIC CON!!! Over the course of this 3-day show members patrolled the Seaport Convention Center and mingled with their fellow sci-fi and comic book fans. This was also the first event where we debuted our newest props; a small scale replica of the Death Star Trash Compactor and a life size Kenner action figure photo backdrop! Thanks to the efforts of our members we were able to raise $900…
 
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On Sunday, July 20th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base paid another visit to the Franklin Park Zoo to take part in their Dreamlight program. This is a great program that brings kids with special needs and disabilities to the zoo so they can see the animals after hours, making it easier for them to get around and fully enjoy their wildlife experience! To learn more about the Franklin Park Zoo please check out their website. http://www.zoonewengland.org/

On Saturday, July 19th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison paid a visit to the Ipswich Masonic Lodge for their annual Family Day. Darth Vader and a squad of faithful Legion members patrolled the grounds and greeted fans as they enjoyed the beautiful weather.