RailRiders Announce Details for Opening Night 2022

After a six-game trip to Syracuse to start the 2022 season, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders return to Moosic on April 12 for Opening Night against the Norfolk Tides. The RailRiders front office will welcome baseball back to NEPA with a massive Opening Night bash and fans will have the chance to walk away $10,000 richer!

Festivities begin at 3:00 P.M. as WBRE-TV broadcasts PA Live from PNC Field. Hosts Chris Bohanski and Rachel Malek will give the scoop on everything to expect at the ballpark this season!

The RailRiders FanFest starts at 4:30 P.M. with fun and games for all ages courtesy of PA Party Rental, including a dunk tank, giant Connect 4 and Giant Jenga, cornhole, an inflatable rock climbing wall, inflatable axe throwing and inflatable darts. DJ Gordo will spin the tunes, food and beverages will be available plus much more.

Gates open at 5:30 P.M. and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will have several guests on hand for commemorative first pitches to help start the 2022 home slate. Longtime WNEP-TV sports anchor Jim Coles, Regional President of PNC Bank Pete Danchak and West Scranton High and Penn State alum Matt McGloin will be in attendance to get things going

That’s when the fun really starts! Fans in attendance will have 10 chances at $10k.

During the game, the RailRiders faithful will have the opportunity to win along with a specific event designated for each inning. Register as you enter the ballpark during the FanFest and the RailRiders will select one fan at random from the entries for each inning. Selected individuals can win $10k if the in-game event listed below happens during their designated half inning.

Top of the 1st              RailRiders turn a Triple Play

Bottom of the 2nd        SWB hits Back-to-Back Home Runs

Top of the 3rd              Three Assists by the Second Baseman

Bottom of the 4th         RailRiders hit for a Team Cycle

Bottom of the 5th         A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Player hits a Grand Slam

Bottom of the 6th         SWB hits a Home Run off the Foul Pole

Bottom of the 7th         RailRiders score Exactly Seven Runs

Top of the 8th              SWB Pitchers Strike Out the Side on Nine Pitches

Top of the 9th              Three Assists by the Third Baseman

One additional fan will be selected before the game for the chance to win $10,000 if SWB’s starter throws a perfect game!

Terms and conditions apply. Visit swbrailriders.com for the complete contest rules and stipulations.

Opening Night 2022 is shaping up to be Off the Rails and the RailRiders can’t wait to see everyone back at PNC Field! For tickets or more information, please visit www.swbrailriders.com

NEPA Film Festival

Opening night festivities at the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival to feature Tony award winning playwright, screenwriter, author, filmmaker and Scranton native Stephen Karam, and screening of his first feature film, an adaptation of “The Humans” for A24 films. This inspiring conversation will be moderated by our CEO and Chief Creative Strategist Helen Lavelle! 

6:00PM Cocktail Reception

7:00PM “A Conversation with Stephen Karam: Evolution of “The Humans” from Stage to Screen” Moderated by Helen Lavelle

8:00PM   Screening of “The Humans.”

Helen Lavelle is a nationally-recognized leader in the advertising industry and the owner of Lavelle Strategy Group in Scranton. Ms. Lavelle is also an artist and an advocate for the arts in all genres. Her figurative, landscape and abstract work is held in corporate and private collections worldwide.

Stephen Karam is the Tony Award-winning author of The HumansSons of the Prophet and Speech & Debate. For his work he’s received two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an OBIE Award and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.