Nick Swisher encourages kids to stay fit

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New York Yankees Nick Swisher made a surprise visit to grade school children at PS 218X in the Bronx to encourage them to get involved in sports and stay fit. Swisher's stopover was on behalf of Mercedes-Benz USA who the Bronx Bomber worked with last year to raise money for his Swishes Wishes children's organization.

This time, Swisher is helping focus the spotlight on importance of sports for kids as MBUSA today launches the New York arm of a new national initiative designed to address the need for funding for afterschool sports programs following $3.5 billion in cuts nationwide.