May the 4th Be With You!

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TPF4Y's 3rd annual signature fundraising event, May the 4th Be With You, was our biggest one yet, with over 350 people in attendance! Thanks to all you Star Wars fans, our total profit was nearly $10,000, which will help us inspire Indiana students hoping to become the next Galen Erso with exciting STEM programs.

This year's festivities included:

  • Lightsaber Training with the Jedi masters of Indy Lightsaber Academy
  • Build-Your-Own Lightsaber - take home your very own laser sword!
  • Lightsaber Duel performed by the Jedi masters of Indy Lightsaber Academy
  • Stormtrooper Shootout - use a nerf blaster to defeat the Dark Side!
  • Droid Driving Competition - maneuver a VEX IQ robot through an obstacle course faster than your opponent!
  • R2D2 Test Drive - drive a mini R2D2 robot around a field using a remote control!
  • Tatooine Tattoo Station - airbrush tattoos of your favorite Star Wars characters
  • Star Wars Caricatures - picture yourself as your favorite Star Wars character
  • Space-Themed Chalk Art Performance by Ben Glenn, the Chalk Guy
  • Jedi Trivia - with Lucas Films authorized questions
  • Admiral Ackbar's Art Station - artistically interpret your version of Star Wars in this coloring activity
  • Photo Booth - get your picture taken with official Star Wars Indiana characters
  • Jar Jar Binks Build - use your imagination to create a starship or extraterrestrial out of LEGOS
  • Greedo's Gaming Corner - test your survival skills in these Star Wars video games
  • Force Fashion Costume Contest - channel your inner Star Wars persona & win a trophy!
  • (Inter)stellar Raffle - win some cool Star Wars themed items to take home with you

The Mos Eisley Cantina, sponsored by our partners at Sun King Brewing Company, was stocked with plenty of beer, wine, soft drinks, and juice, and a ClusterTruck taco/nacho bar kept everyone fed and happy! 

Check out the slideshow of pictures to relive all the excitement!

Thanks for all those who participated this year - we're excited to have you back (with friends!) next year! Until then, may the Force be with you...