Pinstripe Pals Program Returns


RailRiders Seek to Sponsor Local Youth Teams Once Again

Moosic, Pa. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) love baseball, families and NEPA. In 2016, they will continue to combine all three loves into the Pinstripe Pals, presented by Maines Food & Party Warehouse. A youth baseball/softball sponsorship initiative, the Pinstripe Pals program includes a $500 sponsorship from the RailRiders and a $500 gift card to Maines Food & Party Warehouse for each selected league.

The program is open to Northeastern Pennsylvania area youth baseball or softball leagues. Other benefits include:

–        The chance for each selected league to be honored at a RailRiders game with a pre-game parade on the field.

–        The league’s ability to place an approved photo in the RailRiders’ game-day program, GuideRail.

–        A mascot appearance and giveaways for the league’s opening ceremonies.

–        One of the league’s teams can serve as the “Field of Dreams” squad that takes PNC Field with the RailRiders.

For consideration, a league representative should fill out a form found on the RailRiders website and mail it along with a 500-word (or less) essay describing why the RailRiders should choose his/her league. The completed forms and essays should be sent to SWB RailRiders, Attn: Pinstripe Pals, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, PA 18507.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the RailRiders and the Pinstripe Pals program,” said Chris Mellon, president/CEO of Maines. “Maines cares deeply about the children in our community and we are delighted to help in any way that we can.”

Please note that the sponsorship preferably includes a team within each selected league adopts the nickname “RailRiders” and uses the RailRiders logo on team jerseys/shirts.

“The holiday season might be over but giving is a year-round activity for the RailRiders,” said RailRiders community relations director Rachel Mark. “We started this program to benefit NEPA’s baseball/softball stars of tomorrow.”

The defending IL North champion RailRiders open their 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 with a two-game homestand against the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins). For tickets or more information, please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit

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