In what's quickly become a tradition for the members of the 501st Legion, public transportation was used to get to ECCC 2018. New for this year were the newspapers that were made and sold to raise funds for the True Colors Fund, a nonprofit formed to help end homelessness among LGBTQ youth. #badguysdoinggoodRead More
For the 501st Legion, the chance to see the fruit of their charitable labor doesn't come often, but when it does, it's usually very meaningful. In this case, Fireteam Orca Stormtroopers from Garrison Titan made an appearance for a local family who has benefited directly from the cause that they care about the most: The Seattle Children's Hospital. This year, Garrison Titan has raised a record-breaking $70,000 (and counting) for the Children's Hospital. 18-month old Ben, already a Star Wars fan, was a recipient of a custom Stormtrooper prosthetic leg and was certainly overwhelmed at seeing his action figures come to life.Read More
The good and evil of the Star Wars world joined forces in the annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk, a day of celebration, inclusion, and respect for those across the community with Down Syndrome. Since 1995, the National Down Syndrome Society has celebrated October as Down Syndrome Awareness month and raised funds for their local communities through the Buddy Walk.Read More
Prior to the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound, Garrison Titan and the Rebel Legion were invited to tour the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center, where Star Trek and Jim Henson were on exhibition.Read More
The 2017 West Seattle Outdoor Movies started with a showing of Rouge One. Naturally, Garrison Titan of the 501st Legion was there to great fanfare.Read More
A record-breaking heat set in over Seattle during the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade, but the Garrison Titan of the Star Wars 501st Legion wasn't fazed. Dawning their dark robes and sweltering armor, dozens of members took part in the parade to a huge turnout of over 200,000 onlookers. With the help of dedicated spotters, including one who was delighted to go by "waterboy," everyone stayed happy and hydrated during the 3 mile walk to Seattle Center.
By the end of the parade, most of the Garrison was speechless at the overwhelming enthusiasm emanating from the crowd. The excitement continued with a surprise stream of confetti in celebration of Matthew Brown, the Garrison Commanding Officer's 150th troop. Even better: the Garrison's presence was so well received that they were asked to return for next year's parade just the day after.Read More
Beat the Bridge is an annual Seattle fundraiser for type 1 diabetes research, raising over a billion dollars for T1D research in its 35 years of existence. Participants can take part in a fun run, race, or walk to raise money and must try to cross the University Bridge before it raises. This year, a few Stormtroopers from Garrison Titan were there to bring more excitement to this lively event.Read More