Phoenix Suns ~vs~ Houston Rockets
A Sun’s Game. A pretty normal occurance. But not when Star Wars takes center court. The Sun’s wanted Star Wars, LFL called and the DSG responded, as well as the Rebel Legion and the R2 Builders Club. En force!
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 the fan’s of the Sun’s and Star Wars alike were treated to not only a great game but also to their favorite characters from all six of the Star Wars Films.
Clones, Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts. Rebel and Imperial Pilots, Darth Maul, Boba and Jango Fett, Princess Leia (during her unfortunate stint as Jabba the Hutt’s slavegirl), R2D2 and of course Darth Vader all came out to thrill their fans.
Pregame, the house lights darkened, and the floor was flanked on either side as the troops marched to face off, center court. The crowd cheered and cameras flashed as Lord Vader held up his Light Saber and escorted his group away.
There were several other appearances of various troopers all around the stadium from before the pregame showdown up until halftime, when the crowds were again treated to up close and personal experiences with their favorite characters.
All in all it was a great success. The Suns, of course, blasted the Rockets right back to Houston and everyone enjoyed seeing the Star Wars Galaxy in their very own front yard.
Here is a link directly to the NBA.com site showing some highlights of the evening, and this shows many still shots, again from the NBA website.
A HUGE Thank You to all who came out to support a great cause, as a portion of every ticket sold went directly to The Suns Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) that supports various children’s charities’, and once again enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow troopers.
By: Will Rogers (TK-2855)