On Saturday, August 16th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Wampa Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs paid a visit to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs! There were two Stormtroopers, three bounty hunters, and an R2-D2 patrolling the concourse before and during the game to greet fans and pose for pictures. The game started off with the ceremonial 1st pitch by one of the Empire’s best pitcher/Stormtroopers, and it was a perfect strike too! Now only if they could aim their blasters with such precision.

  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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