Saturday, June 12 was Star Wars Night at Time Warner Cable Field.
Several Star WarsTM characters were present from the 501’st Legion of Stormtroopers and their friends in the Rebel Legion, a group hailing from midwest states including Wisconsin and Illinois. The group is dedicated to raising money and awareness of children’s charities around the world, and does so with the blessings of LucasFilm.
The characters spent time in front of the main entrance before the game greeting fans with autographs and photos. They made a grand entrance on-field between the two games of the double-header and then wrapped up on the third base picnic deck, for additional fan interaction, the remainder of the evening.
For the second major element of the event, Timber Rattler players wore specially designed Stormtrooper jerseys for both games of the double-header. A select number of these game-worn jerseys were up for bid via silent auction through the 4th inning of the 2nd game. Proceeds from the auction, which totaled over $1,200, were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.