I’ve got to admit. I still don’t totally get this. They don’t think we’re friendly? They don’t think we’re friend-WORTHY? If they really wanted to mock us, they should have put a picture of the IronRail Trophy on it (like I will, NEXT year!)
Whatever. We’re going up there and we’re gonna show them who’s friendly. It’s gonna be “Invade Moosic Night” and, we’ll have our OWN T-shirt!
Our Shirt. Design subject to change.
But, that’s not all! Because we’re friendly and we’re not going to be fooled into merely filling up their stadium, we’re going to do it all for charity. In the tradition of the NoiseNation Cookbook Fundraiser of yesteryear, we’ll be having fun and doing some good at the same time! What could be FRIENDLIER than that?
How can you get in on this? How can you get involved? Read on:
The tickets have already been purchased by a sponsor. The T-Shirts have been sponsored as well. 100% of the money collected will be donated to the Choroideremia Research Foundation (choroideremia.org) on behalf of Angels for Mark.
More Event Details:
The Game: Lehigh Valley IronPigs AT Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders
When: Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 7:05PM
Where: PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic PA
Seats: Right Field Bleachers, the perfect place to make some noise. Think Section 102 at Coca Cola Park.
How Much: $20 donation to CRF.
What’s Next? Email Kram with your T-Shirt size and preferred method of payment and pickup. KramOf209@gmail.com , or contact Dan or DiPro or Cheryl to get in touch with me.
BUT WAIT! I’VE GOT Q U E S T I O N S ! !
July 1st Event FAQ:
After you pay for the tickets and the shirts, how much money are you really going to be able to donate?
A: All of it. The tickets and shirts have been paid for by sponsors. Every cent we collect will be donated.
Is there a bus going up?
A: Unfortunately, no. The overhead of the bus was too high without a guaranteed number of people going. Perhaps we can coordinate rides if necessary, but you’re on your own to get up there. Perhaps in the future we’ll try something like that.
How Long Does It Take To Get There?
A: It depends on where you leave from, but I usually figure on about an hour. Google Maps tells me 1:20 from Coca Cola Park, so perhaps I drive too fast. It’s Turnpike North, and not a bad drive.
What Are My Options For Getting The Tickets?
A: Just shoot me an email and we’ll figure something out. I’ll need to know your T-Shirt size. We can meet at the park as I’m there for almost every game. I can also arrange for you to pick them up at my office or at the Deli (Black Forest Deli is the preferred lunch spot of the NoiseNation and Horn and Bell Blog). Finally, you can meet me up there on July 1, and I’ll have tickets and T-Shirts with me. This is the least desirable because there are a limited number of seats and shirts available, as well as T-Shirt size concerns.
Wait a Minute, Will You be Tailgating?
A: Ahh, you know me too well. Indeed. Plans aren’t firm just yet, but we will be there early, flying the NoiseNation flag. Stay tuned.
Do They Have Accessible Seating?
A: Yes. There is an accessible area at the top of the bleacher section as well as at the bottom!
What If I Don’t Want To Sit With You? No, I Mean, What If I Prefer Better Seats? You Know, Not That Those Are BAD Seats, I’m Just, You Know, Funny That Way. But Can I Still Get A Shirt?
A: Of course. If you’ve already purchased tickets to that game or would like to purchase your own seat, please feel free to do so. We’ll get you a shirt, too! (based on availability) Keep in mind I’m still going to ask you for $20 because I want to make the best possible donation to the CRF. But we can negotiate.
Tell Me More About The Charity.
A: Of course. Choroideremia is a progressive, blinding disease of the nerve tissue in the back of the eye. There is no cure, but research continues–with funding. Read more about it by following the links above, and more about Angels for Mark and Markie DeVoe here .
When Do I Need To Let You Know?
A: The sooner the better. T-Shirts are being ordered as you read this. The sooner I know the size requirements the better to guarantee the correct size will be available, and the sooner I can get it to you.
Can We Bring Horns? Bells? Drum Sets?
A: Yeah! Do it! They sell horns and bells in their store up there, so I assume they’ll have no problem with horns and bells… Probably should leave the drum set at home.
But What If It Rains?
A: It’s always a concern. You’ll get the T-Shirt regardless. You’ll have the ticket which you can exchange per their rain-out policy for another time to go up.
But I Don’t Wanna Go Without You Guys…
A: Awww. We can let you know the next time we’re going up. Perhaps the last two games of the season. Or there’s the possibility that I can make it up to you with IronPigs tickets.
But I Hafta Work. How Am I Gonna Get Up There In Time?
A: Well, if you have your ticket and T-Shirt ahead of time, that will save trying to get there in time to meet me pre-game. If you need to leave work early I can write you a note…
But I Have More Questions…
A: OK, please feel free to ask general questions in the comment section. We’ll have more news forthcoming. If you have specific questions which include personal information, please feel free to ask them via email: KramOf209@gmail.com
OK, I’m Ready To Go. How Soon Can I Pick Up My T-Shirt and Ticket?
A: The tickets have been purchased and are on the way from Moosic right this minute. The T-Shirts are in the last portion of the design and order phase and should be ready shortly. Please get me a T-Shirt size before they go to print so that I can fine-tune the order. Stay tuned for more information about pick-up.
What Kind of T-Shirts Are They?
A: Gildan heavy-weight cotton. I have a couple of them; they’re nice. It’s not that they run small, exactly, but since I’m old and I like mine roomier, I do advise going a size up because of the heavier weight. The idea was to create a T-Shirt that you’d be willing to wear more than once.
But I Don’t Wanna Go To A Park Other Than Coca Cola Park. I Heard That Park is Old and Run Down.
A: It was. But, they spent tons of money remodeling and re-opened last season. It’s really nice. The outfield area and the video boards are nicer than ours. There’s a 360-degree concourse to walk around. There are some interesting concessions. The people are friendly…(*ahem*) It’s worth a visit to compare and experience.
How Much is Parking?
A: FREE! Parking is free. How about that? Most likely, we’ll be in the lot to the left, down in the far, near corner near some rocks and trees. Look for the NoiseNation Flag until about 15 minutes before first-pitch.
But What If You Run Out of Tickets and T-Shirts?
A: See, that’s why I’ve got to know now. Just let me know how many and what size and we’ll figure everything else out later. There may be some flexibility right up until game time, but at some point we’ll run out of time to print T-Shirts and add tickets.
What About Kids?
A: What about them? BRING THEM ALONG! There’s no difference in the ticket price for the seats; however, I wasn’t planning on ordering a ton of kiddo-size T-Shirts, so let me know sizes right away so that I can get them printed. They’ve got a play area in the outfield and tons of kid-related stuff, just like all Minor League teams/stadiums these days!
Who Are The Sponsors?
Philly Pretzel (Allentown and Coca Cola Park), Digital Cloud Company (dccvoip.com) and Westgate Optical (westgateoptical.com).
Is There Food Included In This Package?
A: No, although we did consider it. Rather than spending extra for food vouchers, we decided to let folks experience the park’s concessions individually. I recommend the BBQ stand near the outfield bar, near our section as well as the pizza place on the third-base side. The Pizza is “Old Forge-Style.” Kram Jr recommends the ice cream stand.
Wait, What’s Old Forge Style Pizza?
A: See, that’s why you need to come along.
Stay tuned for more info, post general questions below, and email me to place your order! You can also reach me on Twitter: @Kram209 — DM if I follow you.