Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are playoff bound. Their playoff success will now also mean help for those in need.
The team will be donating $1 for every playoff ticket purchased to Hurricane Harvey Relief.
"The devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the people in Texas is heartbreaking," said RailRiders president/COO Josh Olerud. "We want to help support the rescue and recovery efforts in whatever way we can."
The IL North champion RailRiders will face the wild-card Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) in the first round of the Governors' Cup playoffs. Game 1 of the best-of-five series comes at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday in Allentown.
The RailRiders' first home playoff game will be on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:35 p.m. and playoff tickets are on sale now. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (Best of Five)
G1 Wed. Sept. 6 at Lehigh Valley 7:05p
G2 Thu. Sept. 7 at Lehigh Valley 7:05p
G3 Fri. Sept. 8 vs. Lehigh Valley 6:35p
*G4 Sat. Sept. 9 vs. Lehigh Valley 6:35p
*G5 Sun. Sept. 10 vs. Lehigh Valley 1:05p
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