I’ve driven past PNC Park, home of the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate three times in the past week and I’ll be driving past it again this Friday. Too bad I’m out of town on Saturday, July 31, when fans will meet their favorite Triple-A Yankees players and bid on sports memorabilia at the annual Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Autograph Party & Auction.
According to information shared with Generation Third from the SWB Yankees marketing office, gates will open at 1:30 p.m. as fans will be able to browse the wide variety of silent auction items displayed throughout the stadium concourse.
More than 100 auction items will be on the block including signed items from Stephen Strasburg, Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Reggie Jackson and Curtis Granderson plus numerous game used bats, jerseys, gift certificates from local merchants and much more.
Your favorite Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees players and coaches will be signing autographs beginning at 2:00 p.m. at six autograph tables located throughout the facility.
Admission to the event is only $5 which includes one randomly assigned autograph table featuring 3-4 players/staff. Additional tables may be purchased for $5 once inside the facility.
The silent auction will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the first time ever, there will also be a silent auction taking place during the 7:05 game that evening vs. Syracuse.
One nice thing coming from this event is that all proceeds will be donated to the Pediatric programs at Allied Rehab and John Heinz Rehab.
Hope you decide to support this worthy cause!