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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced
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From a press release:

With capacity at PNC Field in Moosic expanding to 100 percent next month, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are putting single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2021 season on sale now at swbrailriders.com. In conjunction with this and giveaways already slated for the season, the team will have three legendary bobblehead giveaways, eight additional giveaway dates, four custom jerseys, and plenty of fan-favorite theme nights this summer.

The RailRiders have added Seltzer Saturdays to their daily promotions. Get $2 Black Cherry Bud Light Seltzers for two hours after gates open each Saturday home game this season, courtesy of Northeast Eagle Distributors.

The Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees will start next month with a bang as Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers present a post-game fireworks blast off on Friday, June 4. On Saturday, June 5, the first 2,500 fans through the gates get a free hat before the RailRiders host the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 4:05 p.m.

On Thursday, June 17, the RailRiders transform into the Vejigantes, their Copa de la Diversion identity, for the first of three times this summer. The Vejigantes return on Thursday, July 22 and Thursday, Aug. 12 as well to help celebrate Latin heritage across baseball and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The forces of good and evil will battle for supremacy on Friday, June 18 on Heroes & Villains Night. After the final out, NEPA’s best fireworks show will send everyone home with a “Wham!” and a “Ker-Pow!” courtesy of ShurSave Markets.

On Saturday, June 19, the first 2,500 fans through the gates at PNC Field will receive a RailRiders 32 oz. beer growler. On July 10, Fox 56 and SWB team up for an umbrella giveaway.

The RailRiders are on the road for July 4 this year, so they will celebrate America’s independence a few days later. On Friday, July 9, they’ll host an extended fireworks show and custom jerseys honoring this nation, which will be auctioned off to benefit the SWB Pinstripes Foundation. After the final out, post-game fireworks will be presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

At the end of July, Yankee legend Derek Jeter enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame, so Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will celebrate “The Captain.” On Friday, July 23, the RailRiders will wear 2013 throwback vests to honor the Hall of Famer’s stint in SWB, and the jerseys will be auctioned after the final out. Saturday, July 24 is the Derek Jeter bobblehead giveaway presented by Casey Dental, paying tribute to the accomplishments of one of the game’s greats.

On Sunday, July 25, the club will celebrate Christmas in July with an Aaron Judge ornament giveaway presented by Geisinger.

Faith and Family Night is slated for Friday, Aug. 6. Head to the ballpark for a fun evening of fellowship and post-game fireworks presented by the PA Lottery. Saturday, Aug. 7 is Back to School Night at PNC Field, so the first 2,500 fans get a RailRiders insulated lunch bag courtesy of Giant Food Stores.

Paradise hits PNC Field on Friday, Aug. 13 as the RailRiders go tropical. The first 2,500 fans will receive a RailRiders beach towel courtesy of Dickson City Hyundai, and the club will wear custom Hawaiian-style jerseys that will be auctioned off after the final out. Stick around for another great fireworks show courtesy of Jack Williams Tire.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the first of two Legends Race dual bobblehead giveaways will find their way to the gates at PNC Field. Mickey Mantle and Thurman Munson start the sprint on this two-part collectible series presented by PNC Bank.

Dunder Mifflin fans will unite at PNC Field once again as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pays tribute to their lovable friends from “The Office” on Friday, Sept. 3.

The Legends Racers hit the finish line on Saturday, Sept. 4 when a Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin dual bobblehead complete the jaunt home, courtesy of Geisinger. On Sunday, Sept. 5, the first 500 kids aged 12 and younger will receive a RailRiders autograph book presented by Hyundai.

On Friday, Sept. 10, PNC Field will give away RailRiders fleece headbands, brought to fans by Times-Shamrock. With one week to go before the rescheduled 2021 Parade Day, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will also don St. Paddy’s Day-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off and are sure to be a mid-March hit for years to come. Plus, stick around after the game for the final fireworks extravaganza of the season. Sept. 10 is also Boy Scout Night.

Fan Appreciation Day is slated for Sunday, Sept. 12 as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre brings its 2021 home schedule to a close with a random promo item giveaway for the first 2,500 fans.

All major giveaways will be handed out to the first 2,500 fans. Promotions and giveaway dates are subject to change.

The RailRiders will operate with 6-foot social distancing for the remainder of May but expand to 100 percent on Tuesday, June 1 per guidelines from the state of Pennsylvania. For more information on the 2021 season, visit swbrailriders.com or call 570-969-2255.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Moosic. They play in the Northeast Division of the newly-formed Triple-A East and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. PNC Field (formerly Lackawanna County Stadium) has been their home since 1989.

The team was known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons from 1989-2006 and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from 2007-2012. The franchise has won two Governors’ Cup championships and one Triple-A National Championship. Since 2012, the team is owned by SWB Yankees, LLC and was previously owned by the Lackawanna County Stadium Authority.

Photo of Miguel Andújar by Jason Riedmiller Photography/NEPA Scene