MI-GR-MWG raises over $1100 for Make-A-Wish Aug 19, 2006

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MI-GR-MWG raises over $1100 for Make-A-Wish Aug 19, 2006

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Blasty Trooper wrote:This past Saturday, Aug. 19th, we had over 20 costumers at a Class A baseball game in Grand Rapids, MI for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Here is how they promoted the game: http://www.whitecaps-baseball.com/TICKETS/starwars.html

Here are the first few photos from the event: http://www.midwestgarrison.com/forum/al ... ?cat_id=48

The event was organized by Brent Ashcroft TD1044 and Donavon Larabel TX338. We had Vader throw the first pitch, Sandtroopers and a TIE put a hamburger on the stadium roof with a 3-man slingshot, troops leading the crowd in "walking the dinosaur", and other shenanigans. :D The game ended up being a sellout of around 10,000 fans.

We raised over $1100 by having fans takes photos with us, selling Make-A-Wish bracelets, and taking donations before the crowd was allowed in the outfield to watch A New Hope! Yes, they played the movie on the big screen after the game and fireworks. This total may go higher as the team might make a donation too!

There were two Make-A-Wish families there helping out with us. It was an honor to meet them and help raise money for a cause so close to them. Also Rome Ohnui TI1800 brought his KJ heart stickers for everyone to wear. We passed out a ton of trading cards and temporary tattoos. There were many happy kids leaving the ballgame.

Long live the Mpire,
Jon "Blasty" Leopold
Michigan Squad Leader
Midwest Garrison
Armored Cavalry Detachment
Official IPD Spanker
The Midwest Garrison, proudly serving the 501st Legion since 1999.

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