PRESS RELEASE – The Rafters are pleased to announce three new promotional giveaways and a new theme night for the 2011 season. Join the Rafters at Witter Field on Sunday, July 3, as they take on the Eau Claire Express. The first fans through the gates at 5:05 p.m. that night will receive a free pet collar, courtesy of Quality Feed and Seed in Wisconsin Rapids. Make sure you stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show presented by Marshfield Clinic.
Then, on Monday, July 4, Roberts and Associates Physical Therapy will present Mini Bat Night as the Rafters start a three-game series with the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The first fans through the gates at 2:05 p.m. will receive a free mini bat from Roberts and Associates Physical Therapy. Game time is at 3:05 p.m. to ensure you will be able to make it downtown for the big fireworks show!
Tuesday, July 5, will be “Casino Night” at the ballpark. Fans will get the opportunity to test their luck at casino themed promotions. Gates for the contest will open at 6:05 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.
The Rafters conclude their home series against the Bullfrogs on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:05 p.m. The gates for the evening will open at 6:05, and the first fans through the gates will receive an ice cream bowl, courtesy of Schoep’s Ice Cream.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are members of the 16-team summer collegiate Northwoods League. The Rafters will play a 70 game schedule with 35 home games in 2011. Opening Day at Historic Witter Field is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 at 7:05pm vs. the Madison Mallards. The 2011 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game will be held in Wisconsin Rapids.The All-Star festivities will begin on Sunday, July 17th with the Marshfield Clinic Home Run Health Fest beginning at 2pm. On Monday, July 18th the Northwoods League North Division All-Stars will take on the All-Stars from the South Division in the League’s 17th Annual All-Star contest beginning at 7:05pm. Single