MOOSIC, PA (April 18, 2018) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are excited to announce a collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Starting today, you can make a $5 donation directly to Stand Up To Cancer* by texting SWBRR to 40202.
The RailRiders are one of 14 Minor League Baseball teams taking on this season-long initiative through August 31 to see who can raise the most money in the fight against cancer:
Charleston RiverDogs Norfolk Tides Richmond Flying Squirrels
El Paso Chihuahuas Oklahoma City Dodgers Rochester Red Wings
Gwinnett Stripers Pawtucket Red Sox Syracuse Chiefs
Nashville Sounds Reading Fightin Phils Tacoma Rainiers
New Orleans Baby Cakes
“We are excited to not only team up with Stand Up To Cancer, but to join 13 other Minor League Baseball teams in the best kind of competition to see which of us can raise the most money for cancer,” said Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Team President/General Manager, Josh Olerud. “The work the organization has done year after year speaks for itself, and we are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with them.”
The RailRiders will be hosting their very own SU2C Night July 4 vs. the Buffalo Bisons geared toward raising money and awareness. Fans attending that night can engage in numerous ways toward cancer-research efforts.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.