The ongoing pandemic has made everyone adapt and the Toronto Raptors weren’t an exception either. Due to travel restrictions between the US and Canada, the team selected Tampa, Florida, as their temporary home base for the 2020-2021 NBA season. They are continuing to showcase their support for Florida in various ways. Just a few days ago, on 12th April, Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry virtually visited the patients at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
It’s not every day you get to meet the basketball pro you play on NBA 2K, but @KLow7 made it happen for our patients yesterday with a virtual visit on a telepresence robot that he controlled from his end. Jakobe & his family were so excited to get to chat with the @Raptors guard! pic.twitter.com/M3rN3jC8uF— Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (@AllChildrens) April 13, 2021
The virtual visit was made possible through a mobile robot that Lowry controlled himself from a remote location. It was the first time both the team and the John Hopkins hospital made use of a mobile robot for making a hospital visit.
Special one-on-one meeting sessions took place between Lowry and the patients. And that’s not all. Each of them were also gifted a Raptors’ swag bag. Items included a Raptors-branded hat, mini basketball, earbuds and an autographed Kyle Lowry player card.