Moosic, Pa. - One of the signature pieces of community outreach for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) is back and better than ever. The Community Organization of the Game program, presented by the Greater Scranton YMCA, is looking for NEPA community groups that wish to spread their word to the masses during the 2015 season.
"The Greater Scranton YMCA is so excited to serve as the Community Organization of the Game sponsor for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' 2015 season," said Greater Scranton YMCA mission advancement and marketing director Meghan Davis. "At the Y, our focus areas are youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe our partnership with the RailRiders, an organization dedicated to our community, will allow us to give back and serve our community in an even greater capacity."
A total of 72 non-profit groups, one for each home game, will receive a tip of the cap and more throughout the 2015 campaign. The groups chosen will own a prime spot on the front porch of NEPA. In addition to receiving four free field reserve seats, the group will also have a concourse table allowing them to pass out information on their organization and cause. Beyond that personal face-to-face time, each group will have a live pre-game interview on the field that will be shown to all in attendance on PNC Field's state-of-the-art video board. The message will be further disseminated with a live in-game interview on the RailRiders' radio broadcast.
The Community Organization of the Game receives other perks like a ceremonial first pitch, their logo getting some time to shine on the video board and most of all, the chance to interact with the very folks they touch with their efforts.
"We are honored to highlight the great organizations that benefit our community," said RailRiders interim GM Jeremy Ruby. "These people and their organizations do so much. If we can help get their message out in any way, we are humbly glad to do so."
Community organizations that are interested in participating are invited to contact the team's community relations director Rachel Mark through e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 570-969-2255, ext. 3140.
The RailRiders open their 2015 season at home on April 9 against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals). For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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