The event was the Bulls’ yearly Star Wars night. The theme this year was “A Tribute to Han Solo”.
This is a big event for us (and the Bulls) every year. This year’s game was a sold-out crowd, and you could tell because the place was packed! Everywhere we went, we got mobbed for photos. I’m glad the Bulls assigned us several staff members to corral the crowd and get us from place to place, because we definitely needed the extra help.
Many of our troopers (and some of those Rebel scum!) participated in a lot of different events throughout the game. The officers got to hang back in our photo area every time Vader and the Stormtroopers went off for an on-field appearance. That part was nice.
Due to the “Han Solo” theme for the evening we hardly got to see Princess Leia and Chewbacca, but they were able to rejoin us for fan photos late in the game. It was funny to watch Chewie upstage Vader in photo popularity once we got those two fan favorites in the same place together.
Congrats to Tim for his first official troop in armor! Tim has served as a handler before, but this is the first time he’s taken that shiny new Anovos armor out for a spin. His armor bin is very clean and devoid of stickers, so we’re going to have to change that.
Special thanks to Jane for serving double duty as trooper and photographer! Many of the photos below are ones she took. For more photos from the evening, look up Star Lady Photography on Facebook.
The Bulls auctioned off their game-worn Han Solo-themed jerseys to benefit the Autism Society of NC.
Carolina Garrison Members in Attendance:
1. Shanda M – TK
2. Kat- Officer
3. Seth- TK
4. Scott W – Vader
5. Brandon H – Officer
6. Dan – TD
7. Drew – First Order TK
8. Ernie – Boba Fett
9. Carolyn – Officer
10. Tim J – TK
1. George Rochelle
Crossover Attendees from the Rebel Legion
1. Liz W – Rey
2. Sandie – Leia
3. Chad – Obi Wan/Poe
4. Jane – Luke ROTJ
5. Ryan – Chewbacca