Toledo Mud Hens transform into Wookiees for May The Fourth Be With You
The Toledo Mud Hens, home team of Maxwell Q Klinger,will be decked out in Star Wars inspired jerseys the weekend of May The Fourth Be With You and The Revenge Of The Fifth. The team will be decked out in Chewbacca-themed jerseys for the May 4th and 5th games, as part of their Star Wars Weekend celebration.
Other attractions will be appearances by Vader’s Fist, the 501st Legion, Star Wars – themed fireworks, and the use of sound effects from the films during the games.
The jerseys will be auctioned off after the games to benefit charities – proceeds from Saturday’s jersey auction will benefit Read for Literacy. Sunday’s proceeds will go to the Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio.
Minor and major leage baseball has teamed with Lucasfilm before for publicity and fundraising. Several teams hosted Star Wars Nights to celebrate Star Wars Celebration VI, with proceeds helping Stand Up To Cancer.