Care Package

On May 23, 2015, members from the 501st Alpine Garrison, along with the members of Umbrella Corp., and Superman, delivered a care package to Scott Hawkins.

Scott is a courageous 8 year old who has been battling ependymoma cancer since his infancy.  He has had about a half dozen surgeries, has been through chemo and radiation, and is still fighting the good fight. For the last 3 years he has had clean CT scans until April 2015, where they had found a new tumor.  His tumor has since been removed and his CT scans have all come back clean.

Members of the 501st from around the world, local costumers and other caring people donated various items to create a care package for this young man to remind him that he is not alone and to stay strong.

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Scott is pictured here (in his Spiderman hoodie), with his Grandmas, his brother.

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The Heart of the Force

The Heart of the Force (HotF) program is an anti-bullying presentation intended for kids ages 5-10, showcasing Star Wars characters portraying acceptance and friendship with everyone.  Pictured here, members of the 501st Legion (Alpine Garrison), Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs take a pledge to stand up against bullying along with 450 students from Vae View Elementary School in Layton, Utah.

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Bowling for Brain Injury

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Midwest Garrison
11/08/2014
Bowling for Brain Injury
Wheaton/IL/USA
Event Summary: In the words of EvCo James Tampa: “Members of The Midwest Garrison joined “Forces” with Bowling For Brain Injury to help raise funds and awareness. (Every 18.5 seconds, someone in America suffers a brain injury. Across the U.S., 1.7 million people are injured each year)”

Jim Tampa – SL1020 – Darth Vader
Kristen Avara – TX7844 – Shadow Stormtrooper
Arturo Delgado – TK412 – Stromtrooper
Luis Boileve – TK604 – Stormtrooper

Charity:Brain Injury Assn of America
Direct Funds Raised: $0
Indirect Funds Raised: $15,000
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Caleb’s 8th BD

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Midwest Garrison
10/30/2014
Caleb’s 8th BD
Morton/IL/USA
Event Summary: Last Thursday we were invited to the home of the Smith’s in Morton. They were celebrating Caleb’s 8th birthday and invited us to join in on the festivities. Caleb first saw us while sitting in a wheelchair during the Pumpkin Festival Parade in Morton a few weeks back. They described to us a storm trooper who came up and handed the little boy a card from thin pouch on his belt. Caleb recently had to undergo surgery on his back and only recently has been able to walk again. From the way he ran around us that night, though, you’d never be able to tell. We made our appearance as Caleb was opening his presents, and announced the arrest of the young jedi. He and the rest of the party goers then got a few pictures with us, then it was time for the cake. We got some more pictures and then made a quiet exit. We were very well received by everyone all night and Caleb’s parents were incredibly appreciative of usTroopers:
Tyler Meier 50488 Tusken
Roland Batrouni 4186 StormTrooper.

Charity:Easter Seals
Direct Funds Raised: $100.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $0
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Children’s Halloween Party

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Midwest Garrison
10/25/2014
Children’s Halloween Party
Joliet/IL/USA
Event Summary: The St. Francis Society of Joliet holds a Halloween Party each year for the kids in the area. This year one of the organizers put in a request for SW characters to their friend who just happens to be one of the MWG members. We were happy to oblige. One thing you will note that is a little strange about the photo is that mostly everyone is in Rebel costume. Many MWG members are also Nar Shaddaa Base members and we participants decided to go outside the box and all (mostly) wore Rebel Costumes. We were also surprised to receive a $100.00 check made out to Make A Wish for our efforts.
Participants:
Chewbacca – Crix TK4913 – EvCo
Xwing pilot -Woulf – TK7345
Xwing pilot- Schph Gochi – TK1951
mini xwing pilot – Leo
Jawa – Luke
R2 – Artoo Gochi

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Vader- Steve S. SL3052
mini IC Jake

Charity:Make A Wish
Direct Funds Raised: $100.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $0
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Vienna Modell fair

 

Austrian Garrison
10/25/2014
Vienna Modell fair
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Event Summary: Together with our friends from the REBEL Legion we trooped 3 days at this fair.
We had a raffle with prizes from Disney, Star Wars and Lego, we had a photopoint and did a parade through the mall. Also we did a Jediacademy for the kids.

Charity:MOMO
Direct Funds Raised: $1450.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $0
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Midwest Garrison
10/19/2014
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
St. Charles, IL, USA
Event Summary: EvCo Steve Gaza: “Despite a frigid morning (34 Degrees BRRRRRRR!!), the Midwest Garrison was able put aside the cold weather to support a greater cause; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
For the 9th consecutive year, the Midwest Garrison and Rebel Legion have set aside their differences and put forth their efforts towards a greater cause. One day we will no longer need to attend events like this, but until that day comes, we will fight hard to support those in battles themselves and to celebrate those who have beaten this terrible sickness. Although our entry was late, $925 was earned as donation in the names of the 501st Legion and Rebel legion. Every little bit helps!!!
A big thanks goes out to the troopers who attended!
Eric Werner TK 41551
Brian Troyan DZ 8968
Patrick Lewis DZ 52809
Steve Mammen TK 7345
Tyler Meier DZ 50488
Kim Worley DZ 12108
Hawk Worley IO 12109
Faith Worley 0186
Dave Klima BH 12155
Samantha scholl Queen of Naboo
Steve Gaza TK 4034

Charity:American Cancer Society
Direct Funds Raised: $925.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $56014.31
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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IWalk For ACTS

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Garrison Tyranus
10/18/2014
IWalk For ACTS
Woodbridge/Virginia/USA
Event Summary: Garrison Tyranus was invited to attend a walk to raise money for ACTS, which is a charity that helps the people of Prince William county address hunger, homelessness, and interpersonal violence. Garrison Tyranus cheered on the walkers, and one of the stormtroopers present made a big impression on one particular child, who followed him around telling everyone the stormtrooper was his “boss”. ACTS reported that there were a total of 411 walkers, 1000 festival attendees, 39 community sponsors, and a total of $35,000 raised.

Charity:ACTS–Action in Community Through Service of Prince William, Inc.
Direct Funds Raised: $0.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $35000.00
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Hazlecrest Grand Prairie Library SW Reads

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Midwest Garrison
10/11/2014
Hazlecrest Grand Prairie Library SW Reads
Hazlecrest, IL, USA
Event Summary: In the words of EvCo Aaron Brigman: Event Summary: We were requested for the first Star Wars Reads Day at the Grande Prairie Library in Hazel Crest IL. We were recommended by Star Wars RPG writer Keith Kappel. We took photo’s with the Children, Parents and staff, there was also paper crafts for the children and Keith Kappel ran a Star Wars card game.

Members in Attendance: Aaron Brigman 2875 Darth Vader
Dave Klima 12155 Boba Fett
Robert Redden 5206 Clone Commander Cody

Group Handler/ Assistant: Estella Jackson Brigman

 

Charity:American Cancer Society
Direct Funds Raised: $150.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $0
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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Dogtoberfest Roanoke

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Garrison Tyranus
10/04/2014
Dogtoberfest Roanoke
Roanoke/Virginia/USA
Event Summary: Garrison Tyranus attended a festival celebrating all things dog in Roanoke on the first Saturday of October. There was a parade and agility course for the dogs, and games and other activities for kids and their families. St. Francis Service Dogs is the charity that sponsers the event each year. They provide service dogs free of charge to needy kids and adults.

Charity:St. Francis Service Dogs
Direct Funds Raised: $0.00
Indirect Funds Raised: $20000.00
Items Collected: None
Number # of Items Collected: 0

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