PRESS RELEASE – Coming together for the greater good. All baseball teams try to accomplish it on the field. In the case of the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) – the off-the-field efforts added up to a whole lot of good in 2015. The full report can be accessed through the link below:
Among the highlights of the team’s donations of money and time:
-$54,599 to the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton thanks to the new 50/50 raffle
-$15,000 donated to local youth baseball leagues through the Adopt-a-Field program and Pinstripe Pals, presented by Maines Food and Party Warehouse
-Over $6,000 donated to Susan G. Komen of Northeastern PA through the RailRiders Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Jersey Auction
-$40,000 donated to Parkinson’s disease research from the Yankees Legends Game
-$13,400 donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of NEPA with money generated from the Kost Tire Hurl the Pearl contest
-15,000 NEPA students participated in the Fit Track program, presented by Odak
-PNC Field served as the home field for the Challenger Little League of Wyoming Valley (10 games)
-Overall totals of 700 hours and $682,275 donated to the community
“We are always looking for ways to engage with the community,” said interim GM Jeremy Ruby. “This was our best year yet, and we look forward to growing it even more in 2016.”
Invested in the community, the RailRiders franchise has more than 30 full-time employees. Combined with concessionaire Legends, PNC Field boasts over 500 seasonal employees. The franchise prides itself on customer service and affordability as the bar-setting destination for affordable, family entertainment destination in NEPA.
The defending IL North champion RailRiders open their 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 with a two-game homestand against the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins). For tickets or more information, please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.