On Saturday, June 7th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base participated in the 5th annual Star Wars game held at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Troopers made the rounds and visited fans before the game, then took to the field where Emperor Palpatine threw out the ceremonial first pitch! Afterwards the troopers occupied two different photo booths along the 1st and 3rd base sides and posed for more pictures. While greeting fans at these photo booths staff members from the Paw Sox were asking for donations to help support their charitable organization….
 
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On Saturday, December 28th we saw two universes collide while working together to help the Rhode Island Blood Center collect donations. Members of the local Star Wars costuming groups worked alongside fans of the Star Trek franchise and held a friendly competition to see who could get more people to donate blood for their team. In addition to the efforts taking place here at the RI Blood Center, an identical blood drive was being held in Colorado by members of the 501st Cloud City Garrison. All of this was made possible by local Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who is…
 
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Over the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd members from the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion arrived in Providence, RI to attend the mega-convention called Rhode Island Comic Con! This was the biggest gathering of Legion members in the area to date, bringing folks from all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida to the region. We were also joined by Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who met his fans and signed copies of his books. This convention was extra special because it brought two giants together for the first time; Roxy the Rancor and her owner,…
 
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On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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  On Saturday, June 22nd, members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion – New England Garrison went down to the Knights of Columbus hall in Attleboro, MA in support of the Rhode Island Blood Center and local author Ryder Windham. The troopers posed for pictures with guests and blood donors alike as they came out to see Mr. Windham speak about the Clone Wars, a period of time in the Star Wars universe that takes place between Episode 2 and 3. Guests that donated blood were treated to some gifts like action figures and comics….
 
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