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GLB - Akron Aeros "Star Wars Night"

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: GLB - Akron Aeros "Star Wars Night" Reply with quote

Great Lakes Base, Mando Mercs and Ohio Garrison teamed up with the Akron Aeros for our second annual "Star Wars Night" baseball game; benefitting Akron Children's Hospital (located across the street from Canal Park). In addition to having us Star Wars characters on hand for pictures with fans and post-game SW fireworks, this years game featured the Aeros wearing custom Star Wars jerseys... that were auctioned off, with proceeds going to Akron Children's Hospital.

The jersey auction helped raise $2869 for Akron Children’s Hospital. This was by far the most money ever raised at an Aeros jersey auction.

Thanks to some “aggressive negotiations” by Snips92 -- negotiations with a pen, rather than a lightsaber -- we managed to WIN Aeros 3rd Baseman Ryan Rohlinger's "Star Wars Night" jersey. Afterwards, everyone took turns posing for pictures holding the jersey -- it was like our own championship trophy, being passed around the players to celebrate.


"Star Wars Night" custom baseball jerseys


Akron Aeros 2012 GLB/OG/Mercs team photo


GLB with Aeros 3rd Baseman Ryan Rohlinger

More pictures and a full "mission report" can be found on the GLB event blog "All Wings Report In!" Akron Aeros
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