The Quad Cities River Bandits are offering fans the chance to purchase and put their photographs in small squares in the team's jersey numbers for the first-ever U.S. professional sports photo jersey auction. The River Bandits will wear the photo jerseys on Cancer Awareness Night, presented by Genesis and KWQC Aug. 10. All of the proceeds of the square purchases and jersey auction following the game will benefit local cancer organizations.
"River Bandits fans have an incredible opportunity to be part of history, make a special memory for a loved one and contribute to the fight against cancer right here in the Quad Cities," said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. "The photo jerseys will make a highlight of the River Bandits season a historic night for all of U.S. professional sports and cancer awareness."
At $25 per square, fans can purchase a space in the River Bandits' jersey numbers to feature a photograph of themselves, a family member or friend. With the jerseys being worn on Cancer Awareness Night to benefit local cancer organizations, fans can choose to purchase a square for a loved one who has been affected by cancer. A limited number of squares are available, and each square comes with a certificate of purchase.
All of the money raised from the purchase of squares and the jersey auction will go to Genesis Foundations, Susan G. Komen For The Cure Quad Cities Affiliate, and Gilda's Club Quad Cities.
"Each of the annual River Bandits jersey auctions is a unique way to support charitable organizations in the Quad Cities community," said River Bandits General Manager Stefanie Brown. "The best part of the photo jersey promotion is that so many people can contribute and be impacted by a historic night for a great cause."
Fans can order squares by calling 563-322-6348 (563-3-BANDIT) or mail, fax or email a completed order form available at www.riverbandits.com.
UP NEXT:All regular tickets are half price courtesy of Modern Woodmen of America when the River Bandits return home Wednesday, July 18. The first 1,500 fans receive a hat courtesy of Modern Woodmen of America, and it's a Pay Your Bill Wednesday presented by Mix 96. Fans can bring a copy of their bills, and the River Bandits will select and pay two bills up to $100. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-322-6348 (563-3-BANDIT) and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: After four years of ballpark improvements, the River Bandits and the City of Davenport last summer unveiled some of the most impressive enhancements to Modern Woodmen Park yet. A brand new, state of the art, high definition 20' x 35' video board went live on June 7, and the newly enclosed glass Sky Deck on the suite level of Modern Woodmen Park was completed last August. Those improvements, in addition to new flood protection, a new front plaza, and a new parking lot directly across the street from the ballpark, are quickly making Modern Woodmen Park one of the premier facilities in all of Minor League Baseball. More improvements are scheduled for this coming season!
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