BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tuesday, April 12 is a special fundraiser for Baton Rouge Star Trek fans. Members of USS CORSAIR Star Trek fan club of Baton Rouge will celebrate "Yuri's Night", which is the anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space back in 1961. April 12 is also the anniversary of NASA's first Space Shuttle launch in 1981.
On April 12, the local Trekkie fan club invites the public to join them on Yuri's Night for an evening of lasers "Set on Stun" from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laser Tag of Baton Rouge on 5871 South Sherwood Forest. The money raised will go to help members of the federation of STARFLEET fan clubs with scholarships for college, technical school, graduate studies, and even a certificate/certified program.
This is the 26th year that STARFLEET has put together fundraisers for scholarships.
CORSAIR members Trisha and Edward Tunis say it's up to people whether they wear Star Trek costumes or not. But the evening is supposed to be fun.
If you'd like to find this group, who have not just gathered to celebrate the popular vintage TV show, but also have been known to make appearances in costume for charities, look below for lots of information both about Yuri's Night and Star Trek fanclubs near you.
USS CORSAIR – www.BRStarTrek.com
Yuri's Night – www.YurisNight.net
STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association – www.SFI.org
STARFLEET Scholarship Program - http://sfi.org/scholarships/
Laser Tag of Baton Rouge – www.LTofBR.com