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Event Name: Touch-A-Truck for Max’s Ring of Fire
Event Date: 06/08/2013
Point of Contact: Jennifer B.

Event Rundown: Members of four costuming clubs and two countries, including 11 501st troopers, participated in the 5th Annual San Diego Touch A Truck to raise funds for childhood cancer. Touch a Truck is a car show for kids – or the kid in you – where all the vehicles are open to climb in and honk the horn. They had Harleys, classic cars, Humvees, big rigs and more! Touch A Truck San Diego is inspired by Max Mikulak who battled cancer for 4 years, before passing away at the tender age of 7. He loved everything on wheels, but more importantly was a HUGE Star Wars fan.This event was an astounding success, raising $63,000 for juvenile cancer research!

SCG Approved Attendees:

Jennifer B. TA-9533 AT-AT Commander
Todd M. TA-8559 AT-AT Driver
Stephanie M. DZ-15983 Jawa
Tom R. TC-8894 Clone Trooper
Victor S. DZ-21782 Tusken
Mark K. TD-50176 Sandtrooper
Owen L. SL-9738 Pre-Armor Vader
Samuel H. TB-1064 Scout Trooper
Jared W. TI-1490 TIE Pilot
Linda C. TK-8365 Stormtrooper
Nick R. TK-4516 Stormtrooper

Additional Attendees:

Rebel Legion:
John B.X-Wing Pilot with R2D2
Roberto Mancera A. Tijuana Outpost Jedi
Maria Elena Hernandez A. Tijuana Outpost Bariss Offee


Jazlynne W.

John T.

Carrie C.

Additional Notes:

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Event Name: Princess Leah Philanthropy Ceremony
Event Date: 05/23/2013
Point of Contact: Anthony T.

Event Rundown: The Phi-Sigma-Rho sorority at UC Irvine invited us out for their Yavin-inspired awards ceremony for members and campus organizations that participated in competitions during the day-long philanthropy event aimed at raising money for Princess Leah. We took a lot of photos with campus tour guides-in-training as they were passing by.

A little over 50 members from various sororities and fraternities on campus came out to the event, and the small lecture hall felt packed! We stood by and cheered and clapped for the representatives from each organization as they came up to receive their trophies and certificates for out-fundraising their peers.

Leah’s parents Zev and Frani also came by to talk about their daughter Leah, and to thank the attendees for their care and support. We all got to meet their 4 month old guide dog in training Roxy too!

SCG Approved Attendees:
Todd M. TA-8559 AT-AT Driver
Anthony T. TB-5549 Scout Trooper

Additional Attendees:
Christina A. Rebel Legion

Zev E. RC-6638
Frani E.

Additional Notes: over $500 was raised at the event!

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Event Name: City of Hope Pediatric Cancer Survivor’s Picnic
Event Date: 06/01/2013
Point of Contact: Shawn C.

Event Rundown: This was the 14th consecutive year of having costumers from various groups mingling with over 1,500 special guests of City of Hope pediatric cancer patients and their families. It’s like a “company picnic” for kids that have gone through the tribulations of treatment and emerged on the other side happier and healthier. More food, games train rides and fun than even we can handle! The 501st and Rebel Legion have participated in this event for 13 of its 15 years!

SCG Approved Attendees:

Lori S. TK-6260 Stormtrooper
Trevor S. TX-9087 Shadow Scout

Additional Attendees:

Rebel Legion

Jeff D. Han Solo
Shawn C. Obi Wan
Victor J. Jedi
R2 Builders


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