For the fifth consecutive year, the Quad Cities River Bandits will host Davenport Little League baseball and softball registration indoors at Modern Woodmen Park. On Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little Leaguers from throughout the Davenport area will visit the ballpark to register for their upcoming season.
By centralizing the registration at Modern Woodmen Park, this event incorporates all the Davenport Little Leagues, regardless of age or level, into one central location and has greatly assisted organizers in streamlining the registration process the last four years.
"The Modern Woodmen Park experience is all about families having a great time and creating memories that last a lifetime," said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. "Both the kids and parents have loved incorporating Modern Woodmen Park and professional baseball into the Davenport Little Leagues, and as we continue our support of the Little League programs and all youth sports in the Quad Cities community, we welcome these young athletes and their families."
All the local leagues - including the North, Northwest, East, Southeast, West Softball, Emeis, East Softball, and Challenger Leagues - will hold registration on Feb. 16. Registration is required even if the child has previously played. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present with proof of residence and an original or state-certified copy of the child's birth certificate, which will be returned at the registration. Also, the leagues require a completed registration form, medical release form, and the fee for registration.
For children ages 14 and under attending the Little League registration, the River Bandits will also offer an exclusive, one-day special on 2013 Kids Club memberships. Normally $30 per child 14 and under, a Kids Club membership will be $25 at Modern Woodmen Park on Feb. 16 only. A Kids Club Membership includes a free bleacher ticket good for all River Bandits 2013 regular season home games, a wristband for unlimited play in the Kids Zone, a membership card, a T-shirt, a 10 percent discount off purchases in the team store, an email newsletter with exclusive special offers and much more.
The River Bandits will also have select merchandise available for purchase, as well as information about ticket plans and group outings at the ballpark this season. Families and individuals may also purchase or renew their season ticket packages for the 2013 season.
Questions about the Feb. 16 registration can be directed to Shane Huff in the River Bandits front office at 563-324-3000.
UP NEXT: This week is the last chance to reserve a table for the Valentine's Day Dinner at Modern Woodmen Park. Choose any of three nights - Feb. 14, 15 or 16 - to enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner in a private luxury suite or take in the spectacular views of the ballpark, Centennial Bridge, Mississippi River and downtown Davenport from a table in the glass-enclosed, climate-controlled Sky Deck. A reservation begins at just $65 per couple. Call Andrea Nolan or Shauna Learn at 563-324-3000 or email Andrea@RiverBandits.com or ShaunaL@RiverBandits.com. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits are currently planning one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since Main Street Baseball first bought the team. A new affiliate, the chance to see last year's No. 1 overall draft pick, Carlos Correa, and a stunning new improvement will make this season one every fan will not want to miss!