Military Recognition Program Returns

RailRiders Searching for Military Members & Families to Honor

By John Sadak / Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders | November 11, 2013 5:20 AM ET

Moosic, Pa. - Veterans Day is a time of reflection, thanks and love for the brave men and women that defend our nation. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are no exception on this special day. Today, the team announced the formal return of its Military Recognition Program for the 2014 season that will pay tribute to those that serve in our nation's armed forces and their loved ones in NEPA. The search is on for the special folks that will receive these recognitions.

Each 2014 home game will spotlight these local heroes with recognition on the video board at PNC Field, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, and four field reserved seats to enjoy the game. The team is actively searching for a title sponsor of the program that will all the more solidify PNC Field as NEPA's community ballpark.

"On behalf of our entire organization, a huge thank you to all of our veterans," said RailRiders president/GM Rob Crain. "We try to do what we can for our own here in NEPA, but this program truly stands out since it helps those that help us all on the ultimate level."

Area veterans, active military and families thereof are encouraged to contact the team's community relations department with their armed forces tale as the nightly honors are expected to go quickly. Please submit the military member's name, military branch, preferred month to attend, telephone number, e-mail address and street address. E-mails can be sent to SWB's community relations manager, Rachel Mark, at Or fans may mail their tales to the address below:

SWB RailRiders
ATTN: Community Relations
235 Montage Mountain Rd.
Moosic, PA 18507

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

- SWB RailRiders - All Aboard! -

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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