MOOSIC, PA (November 15, 2018) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and their charitable arm, the SWB Pinstripes Foundation, held their first of two luncheons this holiday season on Wednesday. The RailRiders welcomed 200 elementary school-aged Life Skills and Special Education students from across Northeast Pennsylvania for the event.
"As this season of giving begins, we were thrilled to host these children for lunch," stated Jordan Maydole, the RailRiders Director of Community Relations. "The children were able to participate in Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts to create a keepsake that they could bring home and show their families. The luncheon went well and it seemed like they all had a great time!"
Wednesday's event was made possible thanks to approximately $10,000 in donations through the SWB Pinstripes Foundation. A second holiday lunch will be held on December 13.
"The SWB Pinstripes Foundation is committed to aiding the underserved in our community and giving back to the community that has given us so much support," said Amy Miller, the manager of the SWB Pinstripes Foundation. "To provide these free holiday meals and to continue our outreach in the community, we rely on the generosity of our donors. We are still accepting donations to support our next event and encourage those who can get involved to be a part of what we are doing here in NEPA."
For more information on the SWB Pinstripes Foundation, please contact Jordan Maydole or Amy Miller in the RailRiders front office at (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com.
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