September 21, 2023
Fall is just around the corner, cooler temperatures signal summer is coming to a close, including baseball season. For the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Strike Out Hunger Partnership with the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council has wrapped for the 2023 season.
In an effort to provide high quality, nutritious protein to the Northeast region of Pennsylvania, PPPC partnered with the SWB RailRiders to develop the Strike Out Hunger campaign.
"It's our mission here with the RailRiders to be involved with our community as much as we possibly can. In our partnership with the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, we shed light on the needs of the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Book to our community, while giving back at the same time," said Matt Hamilton, assistant general manager with the RailRiders organization. "Our players and front office staff have enjoyed the education and experience with the food bank this year and hope to continue to grow this partnership and relationship in the years to come."
Throughout the season, a designated batter was pre-selected during each home game and if they struck out, $100 was tallied for donation to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. In total, 53 designated batters struck out throughout the 2023 season, making the donation $5,300.
“The pork community in Pennsylvania is committed to supporting local organizations that provide support for families in need. Protein in often in short supply for food banks and this sponsorship allows those in need to have access to a nutritious, wholesome protein source; pork,” said Courtney Gray, PPPC executive director.
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