For the fourth year, R2 joined members of the 501st to help raise funds to prevent child abuse for International Child Abuse Network's annual fundraiser at Canoga Bowl.
ICAN promotes the fact that the Star Wars characters will be in attendance, but the fundraising is mainly done through selling raffle tickets and auctioning donated gift baskets. Typically, thousands of dollars are raised.
The characters were introduced around 12:30pm to those in attendance. R2 was held back from the initial lineup as a surprise.
The characters posed for pictures with guests for the first hour or so.
Inevitably, the characters end up bowling. R2 set a personal best for a single roll, 9 pins! (Although he did foul pretty badly.) Still looking for that strike.
(Oh, and this year I remembered to properly strap R2 down in the Droidmobile, so he didn't do any backflips on the way home.)
Another good day for a good cause.
The full photoset is here.