On the night of Saturday, June 1st, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison, Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, and Mandalorian Mercs – Firaxan Clan attended what has become a regular part of the baseball season in Pawtucket, RI. “Star Wars Night” featured Jedi, Sith Lords, Clonetroopers, Stormtroopers, and more who posed for pictures with both baseball and sci-fi fans. Everyone in attendance had a great time meeting their favorite characters and helped us raise over $300 for the Paw Sox Charitable Foundation. To see photos of this event go to our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swnewengland/sets/72157634110618049/

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 Sunday, September 11th, the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion, and Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion were invited to join the American Red Cross for a blood drive. This was no ordinary blood drive; this blood drive took place at historic Fenway Park in Boston, MA; the home of the Boston Red Sox. Darth Vader, with one of his most trusted Stormtroopers was joined by a pair of X-wing pilots to roam around the park. Inside the stadium, there were 4 different donation stations set up. The troops from both legions wandered around the park, visiting all…
 
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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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On September 11th, 2010 two members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and two members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base were invited to attend a blood drive at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Lord Vader was escorted by a faithful Stormtrooper alongside Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca as they made their way through the crowds of people. Troopers posed for pictures with people as they walked through the different levels of the ballpark. They greeted people as they entered the gate, as they were checking in and as they rested after their donation. This is…
 
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