The Switchbacks visited St. Francis Medical Center with help from Star Wars characters to spread smiles to the unsuspecting staff members and patients. Switchbacks players Jordan Schweitzer, Ibrahim Yaro, and Kwasi Donsu loved surprising everyone.
"It's awesome. It's one of the things that we really enjoy to do is being able to come out here and hang out with the kids. For them to get really excited to see Darth Vader and the rest of the Star Wars crew is really, really fun," said Switchbacks midfielder, Jordan Schweitzer.
Joining the Switchbacks were Darth Vader, Scout Troopers, and a Captain from the Imperial Army. Everyone visited the new NICU and the pediatric unit of the hospital with Ziggy dolls, laser thundersticks, and tickets for the Switchbacks Star Wars Cancer Awareness Night game on June 8th to give away! The players will be wearing R2-D2 game-worn warm-up jerseys that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation.