On June 9th, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks played the Swope Park Rangers on Star Wars Cancer Awareness night at Weidner Field. Not only did the first 500 fans in attendance receive their very own Saber, they got the first look at the Switchbacks players that were wearing Chewbacca themed warm-up jerseys. These pregame-worn warm-up jerseys were being auctioned off during the game with all proceeds going to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation. When the final whistle blew, the auction closed with every jersey being sold while seven of the jerseys were sold at the maximum price of $300, for a total of $2,947.50 being donated to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation.
"We are deeply grateful for the support of the Switchbacks FC and their enthusiastic fans," said Director of Stewardship for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation, Debby Fowler. "The funds from these jerseys will benefit cancer survivors in our community by providing integrated therapy programs to augment their medical care. Thank you for making healthy futures possible!"
The check presentation with the Penrose-St.Francis Health Foundation will be at halftime of the Switchbacks game on August 29th when the Real Monarchs SLC come to town.