2008 West Michigan Whitecaps Star Wars Event - June 28th

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  1. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    Getting this going here since sportsanchor wants to get a list going and will be meeting with the Whitecaps before the end of the month.

    WHAT: West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball
    WHEN: Saturday, June 28th 2008
    WHERE: 5/3RD BALLPARK NEAR GRAND RAPIDS
    ATTENDING: SELLOUT CROWD OF 11,000!!
    CHARITY: Make-A-Wish
    http://www.wish.org/

    Link to Whitecaps Site
    http://www.whitecaps-baseball.com
    Directions to Ballpark
    http://www.whitecaps-baseball.com/BALLPARK/directions.html

    The West Michigan Whitecaps are welcoming back the 501st Legion for the third consecutive summer. Last year this event raised over $3,000 for the "Make-A-Wish" charity!! This year we're hoping to top that figure. Troopers from all Midwest Legions (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Michigan) are welcome to come in for this event. Hotel accomodations can be arranged for those making a long drive from out of state. The Whitecaps can hopefully get a reduced rate at a hotel close to the ballpark. Hotel info will be posted once it's confirmed. Once again, West Michigan Whitecaps players (Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) will each wear a Star Wars baseball jersey, during the game, designed by 501st member, Scott Withers and approved by LucasFilm!

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    Whitecaps 2008 Jersey




    Several of these game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off and raffled, with a portion of the proceeds going to "Make-A-Wish". Lucas has requested 3 of the jerseys for his archives and several of the extra jerseys have been made available for purchase by 501st members. Just like the last two years, this event has the potential of bringing in a lot of money for the charity. Troopers will be involved once again in on-field games/antics in between innings and the plan is to show one of the Star Wars movies on the big video board in left field again. More information will be posted here as updates come available. In the meantime, please consider taking part in what will no doubt be another very memorable evening.

    UPDATE

    Hey everybody,

    I had a brief meeting with the Whitecaps folks on Tuesday this week. We're looking into a new location for the photo booth. The location we decided upon was up the third base line, near left field. It's ideal because people can stand in line and watch the game - something they can't do in our previous location by the entrance. Obviously, we'll be back in the same location if there's a weather issue.

    We have a good chunk of costumers already committed for this event, but it can't hurt to add more. If you haven't already, please come out on June 28th and be a part of a great night for the 501st and our selected charity.

    We'll need about 20 NCS for this event. Right now we have 11. Still plenty of time between now and the end of June but if you know of some NCS volunteers, please post their real names within this thread. I will add them to the list.

    Brien Skinner may be able to play the Nat'l Anthem on his guitar again. Right now he's a "Strong Maybe" so cross your fingers that he can clear his schedule and do it again.

    The event will follow the same template as in past years, with the exception of having clusters of costumers doing more concourse walking and having clusters spend time out in the party deck in right field and roaming the suite level. Clusters of costumers will also be in both dugouts like last year for the between-inning stuff. I may decide to rotate those groups this year so everybody who wants a chance to be on the field for the games can be.

    I'll probably put everybody into planet groups, just like the Griffins event, and those groups will be dispatched accordingly.

    More meetings will unfold after MCCC so stay tuned for updates. Meantime, please circle the date on your calendar and set it aside.

    UPDATE

    Hey all,

    With MCCC drawing to a conclusion, it's time to focus the Death Star's destructive power on the home planet of Whitecaps '08. Lots to do over the course of
  2. Count_Scoobith Jedi Knight

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    Can't wait.... :D
    Lets see if I can make this one since I've missed the last 2 with last second things coming up. :(
  3. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    Update in first post.
  4. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    sportsanchor is looking for more non-costume support for the Whitecaps game. So if anyone would like to NCS, let me know.
  5. lovelucas Force Ghost

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    damn - those shirts are hawt.

    will be there on a limited capacity.
    Darth Real Life sure sucks.
  6. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    FIRST POST HAS HUGE UPDATE
  7. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    Whitecaps PDF
    http://lmddav.com/Star_Wars_night_at_the_Ball_park_v3.pdf
  8. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    We just bought tickets.
    We'll be there tomorrow night!
  9. lovelucas Force Ghost

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    yikes - Darth Real Life strikes again...
    I will have to make my time shorter there - my mom is not in great shape today.

    I'll plan to come early and help set up but can't stay as long as I had originally planned. Sounds like sportsanchor has put the word out and you'll have lots of costumers. Thanks very much to Shannon for keeping us informed and reminding us why we need to be there.

    Hope we raise a ton of $$$$ for Make A Wish!!
  10. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks to the trooper who got a high five from my son in front of the booth!
    He had a great time!
    He loves stormtroopers.
  11. stiger1 Chapter Rep Grand Rapids, MI

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    Pictures from the event.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/starwars/

    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563945351KKiLPK

    http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn121/Tonka_TK-1675/Whitecaps%202008/
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