Moosic, Pa. - The folks of NEPA said they wanted them back in 2013, and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) delivered. The gifts that were sought? Giveaways. Come the 2014 season, the RailRiders plan on kicking it up a notch. The biggest change in the team's wildly successful daily promotions will be the move to free T-shirts before every Tuesday home game.
"Everyone loves giveaways," said RailRiders president/GM Rob Crain. "And there are not many giveaways that everyone can enjoy more than a T-shirt. We feel like we have assembled an exciting set of daily promotions and can't wait for the season to get here."
In 2014, PNC Field will keep the family full with one of the easiest and most affordable dinners around on "$1 Hot Dog Mondays" when hot dogs are just a buck for every Monday night game.
Then comes the welcome new addition, "T-Shirt Tuesdays". Each Tuesday throughout the campaign will see 1,500 T-shirts given out at the gates with a different shirt each time.
The family dining deal that trumps 'em all comes on "Kids Eat Free Wednesdays". Children 12 & under will be given a coupon at the gate for a free kids' meal at Wednesday night games. The meal will consist of a Berks hot dog, a bag of Utz potato chips and a small Pepsi product.
Gather your friends for the "Thirsty Thursday" promotion of $1 Bud Lights and $1 Pepsi products. In addition to the price-reduced beverages, let loose and rock out with a live pre-game band.
Come to the ballpark early on Fridays to join in on the pre-game block party festivities and live music. But that is just the opening act, for following a "Friday Fireworks" game, you are encouraged to stay for some of the most incredible professional firework displays Northeast Pennsylvania has to offer.
For those asking about the buzz word we got started on, giveaways, look no further than the next day of the week. Each "Giveaway Saturday", the RailRiders will have both a special giveaway and a live pre-game band.
The "NEPA Honda Dealers Sunday Family FUNday" experience puts a bow on it all as players sign autographs and carnival acts dazzle before the game, while after it your kids can get down on the field and run the bases of PNC Field just like the players.
A more detailed promotion and giveaway schedule will be released at a later date. Daily promotions will not be valid on school day games and weekday day games. Below is a summary of the daily promotions and a list of the dates excluded:
DAILY PROMOTIONS 2014
MONDAY: $1 Hot Dogs
TUESDAY: Free T-Shirt (1,500 each game; different shirt each game)
WEDNESDAY: Kids Eat Free (12 & under; Berks hot dog, Utz chips, small Pepsi product)
THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursday ($1 Bud Lights & Pepsi products; Pregame band)
FRIDAY: Postgame Fireworks (Pregame block party/band)
SATURDAY: Giveaways (Pregame band)
SUNDAY: Family FunDay (Player autographs, carnival entertainers before the game; Postgame kids run the bases)
DAY GAMES NOT INCLUDED: Wednesday, April 23; Wednesday, May 7; Monday, May 12; Wednesday, July 9; Wednesday, July 30; Monday, September 1
The RailRiders' 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3 when the club kicks off a seven-game road trip at Syracuse against the Chiefs (Washington Nationals).The home slate commences a week later on Thursday, April 10 when the Chiefs visit PNC Field for a four-game series and homestand. For season ticket information, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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