February 26, 2011
Jen Palmer | TB-8535
Members of the 501st/Dune Sea Garrison, Rebel Legion/Mos Eisely Base, Arizona R2 Builders Club, and Mandalorian Mercs/Shonare Vhekadla Clan invaded CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park to help out the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This was a twofold event – one to thank the volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the foundation and two to give the children a fun day at the park. What could be better than to have their favorite Star Wars characters show up to make their day!
Picture a little girl scared to get near R2D2 … a Biker Scout walks up and kneels down to say hello and chat with her a little bit. The little girl wants to get her picture with R2 but is afraid, but with a little coaxing the Scout is able to get the little girl near R2 for a picture. Her mother was ecstatic! The smile on that child’s face was priceless and is the reason why we do what we do.
Members were actually able to drive the go-karts – in fact a few of the kids even had their own Mando driver!
A great time was had by all attendees … thanks to everyone that came out!