On Wednesday, August 24th, the 501st Legion announced its partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation to create a first-of-its kind international endowment fund to grant wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. We were honored to be part of the press conference held at DragonCon, which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this past weekend, and is known as the “birthplace of the 501st Legion.”
Official Press Release: http://bit.ly/501stMAWRelease
In attendance were:
Dave Chapman and Brian Herring, the puppeteering team behind the fabulous BB-8, who were also inducted as Honorary Members of the 501st Legion on Saturday evening.
Brandy Roatsey, the hostess with the mostess, of the DragonCon Star Wars track.
Nicole Powers (Director of Planned Giving, Make-A-Wish Foundation)
Bryon Mesarch (501st Legion Commanding Officer)
Eric Brager (501st Legion Membership Officer)
Albin Johnson (Founding member of the 501st Legion)
Celeste Mercer (Our fabulous liason with the Atlanta Braves)
Corey Dee Williams (Honorary Member, 501st legion)
Gary Hailes (501st Legion Executive Officer)
Kris Kuipers (Former Legion Commanding Officer)
Bobby Shively (Georgia Garrison Commanding Officer, 501st Legion Charity Representative)
Karl Gehring (Star Garrison Charity Representative)
Bill Holmes (Rebel Legion CO)