PRESS RELEASE – The Rafters are opening up the Triple Play Taqueria for a Cinco de Mayo special! The Taqueria will be open from 11:00am – 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 5th. Please call ahead and place your order to pick up at Witter Field. Orders will be taken starting April 30th through May 5th at 5:30pm and must be placed before entering the gates of Witter Field. Orders can be placed by calling the Rafters Front Office at 715-424-5400 or emailing email@example.com.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of two new, but experienced, public address announcers that will split duties for the 2017 season. A familiar face to many in Wisconsin Rapids and Central Wisconsin, Mark Skibba, will share the 2017 honors with minor league veteran Joe Diedrich. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Big Top Baseball, the ownership group of the Madison Mallards, Kenosha Kingfish, Green Bay Bullfrogs, and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, is excited to unveil the first ever smart watch bobblehead. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The summer of 2017 will have a different voice in the booth for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. The team is excited to announce the hiring of Mick Tidrow as the team’s new Radio Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are thrilled to announce their full promotional schedule for the 2016 season. Dazzling fireworks shows, unique bobblehead giveaways, exciting celebrity appearances, and funny entertainment acts fill the schedule all season long. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Alternate jersey nights are a staple of the Rafters’ promotional schedule every year, and 2016 will once again feature a Turn Back The Clock Night presented by Fey Printing on Tuesday, June 28th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With snowflakes falling outside, baseball talk inside the Hotel Mead and Convention Center was heating up during the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 3rd Annual Hot Stove Rendezvous Event presented by Marshfield Clinic. Nearly 300 rabid Rafters fans attended the event to highlight the upcoming Northwoods League season that is just 145 days away. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the addition of Emily Steines to the 2016 front office in a seasonal role as the team’s Corporate Service and Marketing Manager. In her new role, Emily will work with corporate partners to execute sponsorships, and oversee the promotional team during the season to create a unique ballpark experience. Continue reading
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) appear to be firing on all minor-league-like cylinders, with their Point Craft River beer delivery system and fun food items, like the Glazer Burger. Read more here. Tonight, the Rafters will be wearing throwback uniforms, honoring the Wisconsin Rapids White Sox, who called Witter Field home from 1939 to 1952. Read press release here.
The City of Wisconsin Rapids Finance and Property Committee granted approval for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) to hold its first Wisconsin Cheese Curdfest at Witter Field on Aug. 2. In other news, the Rafters will soon install an 8-foot-by-20-foot mural depicting the history of baseball in the community. Read more here.
New features at Witter Field, home of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), are being readied for opening day on May 26. The Point Craft River interactive bar that will deliver beer to fans via river and raft is nearing completion, and a donated Conn 643 Theatre organ has arrived to add nostalgia and a big ballpark feel. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are thrilled to announce their full promotional schedule for the 2015 season. Dazzling fireworks shows, unique bobble head giveaways, exciting celebrity appearances, and very funny entertainment acts fill the schedule all season long. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters fans will have a new seating option when they arrive at historic Witter Field on May 26th to watch the Rafters open the 2015 Northwoods League season. They’ll also have a few additional beverage options to choose from as well. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The top college baseball talent in the country will grace the confines of Historic Witter Field on July 21st this summer at the annual Northwoods League All-Star Game. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Marshfield Clinic be the presenting sponsor of the event. Marshfield Clinic was also the title sponsor the last time Wisconsin Rapids hosted the Continue reading
It’s been announced that the summer collegiate Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League) will host the 2015 Northwoods League All-Star Game at Witter Field on July 21, 2015. The Rafters last hosted the game in 2011. Read more and watch news report here.
We’ve already mentioned Steve Schmitt and his Big Top Baseball’s growing summer collegiate empire, but you might want to check out three recent and informative articles about the group, as the first-year Kenosha Kingfish and newly acquired Green Bay Bullfrogs — both of the summer collegiate Northwoods League — kick off the 2014 season. Read here, here, and here. View Simmons Field renovation gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League announced today plans to build an Interactive Accessible Seating Area at Witter Field, which will be ready for the 2014 season. The addition of this new venue is being made possible by the Northwoods League Foundation, which will provide funding for the project. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Darren Besch has joined the front office as the team’s Director of Outside Ticket Sales. The team also announced that Jake Serwe, who has been with the team since 2012, has been named Inside Sales and Operations Manager. Continue reading
Northwoods League President Dick Radatz, Jr. announced that ownership of the Green Bay Bullfrogs has been transferred from the Northwoods League to Green Bay Baseball LLC. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. The group has been involved as owners or operators in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the fourth season of Rafters baseball in the books the team has announced changes in the front office. Liz Kern, who has served as the General Manger each of the Rafters first four seasons, has been named Vice President of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and John Fanta, who has been Kern’s Assistant General Manager since the team’s inception, has been named Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The owners of the Northwoods League’s newest franchise, Kenosha Baseball, announced that Jake McGhee has been named the club’s first General Manager. McGhee will start immediately at the office at historic Simmons Field in Kenosha. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ (Northwoods League) new fan deck is open for business. Partnering with Element Mobile, the “Rat Trap” as the deck is called, was built using re-purposed steel from an old building. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the 2013 season will be highlighted with three bobblehead nights; two Rosco P. Rafter bobbleheads and one commemorating the 100,000th fan who entered through the Witter Field gates to enjoy Rafters Baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Thursday afternoon at the Rotary Club of Kenosha West, the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Baseball announced the Name Your Team Contest finalists. For the past two months area residents have been encouraged to submit their idea for the name of Kenosha’s newest team at www.kenoshanews.com. More than 750 ideas for names of the team were submitted. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rafters have partnered with Element Mobile to unveil plans for a new deck at historic Witter Field in 2013. The new deck area will be a steel structure, lofted approximately ten feet above ground level. It will serve as a group hospitality area during Rafters games while also providing cover for the current third base courtyard. This will provide another great Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Jake Serwe has joined the front office as the team’s Ticket Sales and Box Office Manager. In his new role, Serwe will work with non-profit groups to create fundraising and group outing opportunities and manage the Rafters’ box office on game days. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League are pleased to announce the recent addition of Aaron Berlin as the new radio voice of the team for the 2013 season. He will take the place of Nathan Barnett, who was the broadcast voice for the Rafters last summer. Continue reading
The Kenosha (WI) Board of Park Commissioners voted 4-1 this week to approve a deal with the owners of the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to lease a renovated Simmons Field for a new summer collegiate Northwoods franchise starting in 2014. A final decision will be made during the Common Council meeting next week. Read more here.
After capturing the Madison and Wisconsin Rapids (WI) markets, the amazing crew from the summer collegiate Madison Mallards/ Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League) are targeting Kenosha (WI) for expansion and proposing Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Element Mobile have teamed up to bring you Hawaiian Night at Witter Field on June 9th as the Rafters take on the Lakeshore Chinooks at 6:05 p.m. Gates will open at 5:05 p.m. for the Saturday evening game. As part of the Hawaiian Night festivities the Rafters and Element Mobile have partnered to bring you a special Rosco P. Rafter Element Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Kyle Kohls has joined the front office as the team’s Director of Group Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Kohls will work with non-profit groups to create fundraising and group outing opportunities, oversee the Rafters reading program, as well as manage the ballpark entertainment on game days. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Come join members from McCain Foods for a great Saturday evening game as the Rafters take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:05 p.m. Also on this night, the first fans through the gates at 5:05 pm will receive a Rafters Garden Gnome courtesy of Schoep’s Ice Cream. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Don’t want to wait until December for a little holiday cheer? Well you’re in luck! Join us at the ballpark tonight for Element Mobile Christmas in July. Wear your favorite holiday gear, participate in holiday themed on-field promotions, and hear some of your favorite holiday tunes. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With a record crowd expected at Historic Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids this Monday, July 18th for the 2011 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game, the Rafters have taken extra steps to ensure a great time had by all. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Fans, here’s your chance to win a game-worn “Turn Back the Clock Night” Rapids Twins Jersey! Starting today, you can submit an online bid (starting at $50) for as many uniforms as you’d like, that will carry over into Monday’s game on July 11th during which fans will have the chance to match & continue to bid in-person. The auction will end with the last out in the Continue reading
The summer collegiate Northwoods League’s Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have partnered with Charter Communications to bring closed circut television to the Witter Field for the 2011 season and beyond. Three to four TVs will be installed around the stadium by the beer and concessions stands that will play a live feed of the game, just like in the pros!
PRESS RELEASE – Wisconsin Rapids, WI – April 28, 2011. The Rafters are pleased to announce three more promotional nights for the 2011 season. You won’t want to miss out on any of the fun. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Northwoods League’s Wisconsin Rapids Rafters had a successful inaugural season averaging 1,368 fans per game at Witter Field. With more seats added to the grandstand, a new premium seating area, an expanded food menu with more specials, and new promotions, the Rapids are raring to grow. Read more here.