As part of the 501st Legion volunteer costuming and fundraising organization, the Dewback Ridge Garrison serve, protect and defend New Mexico for the Empire. We make positive differences throughout the state through a strong Imperial presence and being active in our communities.
Our dedication to children’s needs is reflected in visits to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital several times a year, our annual participation in the Children’s miracle network radio-a-thon fundraiser, St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for children with cancer, Kids with Cancer Day at the Rio Grande Zoo, and multiple holiday toy drives to benefit Toys for Tots. In addition, we’ve participated in many “walks” to benefit Multiple Sclerosis, Breast Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, and Prostate Cancer, plus the annual UNM Relay for Life. Of course, we also have invested time in getting to know people in the community including Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars in Concert, Weird Al Concert, and our signature event, supporting the Darth Vader Balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
We are always looking for new recruits! Have you ever wanted to be an Imperial Stormtrooper? Maybe a Tusken Raider or Bounty Hunter? Or maybe a new-fangled Clone Trooper! The only requirements for membership are 1) Be at least 18 years old, 2) Own a movie quality Star Wars Imperial Costume and 3) Wear it at a Legion sanctioned event at least one a year.
For more information on the Dewback Ridge Garrison in New Mexico and the 501st Legion Star Wars Imperial Costuming Group, please go to:
or contact us at GCO–ät–Dewbackridge–d•t–com.
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