Chuck Cook Photography "Jabba's Pleasure Barge" Rolls Towards Downtown San Diego
Course of the Force, the Star Wars-themed relay of a lightsaber down the California coast, wrapped up its second year last night. The relay started at Skywalker Ranch, the workplace of "Star Wars" producer George Lucas near Nicasio, California. "Jabba's Pleasure Barge" and its entourage of tour buses and shuttles, arrived in San Diego eight days later at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Course of the Force is a substantial fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Make-A-Wish grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, such as a trip to Disney World or meeting a famous person. It's also some great brand exposure for Star Wars and big-name sponsors such as Qualcomm, Ford, State Farm, Hasbro and Rubie's Costumes