Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
Class A Affiliate
The Official Site of the Quad Cities River Bandits Quad Cities River Bandits

River Bandits Host PPE Drive for Genesis Health Systems

River Bandits Host PPE Drive to Support Genesis Health Systems in the Fight Against COVID-19
April 7, 2020

Davenport, Iowa — As local healthcare providers continue to anticipate a surge in coronavirus (COVID-

  1. cases in our region, the Quad Cities River Bandits are helping collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies for the brave health care workers at Genesis Health System. The donation drive

Davenport, Iowa — As local healthcare providers continue to anticipate a surge in coronavirus (COVID-

19) cases in our region, the Quad Cities River Bandits are helping collect donations of Personal Protective

Equipment (PPE) and other supplies for the brave health care workers at Genesis Health System.

The donation drive will be held at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits, on

Saturday April 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can donate items by driving into the Florian Keen north

parking lot entrance where Western Avenue meets River Drive. To minimize person-to-person contact,

people can place all donated equipment in a large bin under a portable red tent in the lot’s northwest

corner. Genesis asks that any donated items first be put in a trash bag then gently placed in the bin.

Items especially needed include:

  • Disposable, non-latex gloves (vinyl is preferred)
  • Bleach wipes
  • Anti-microbial hand soap
  • Spools of one-quarter to three-quarter inch elastic of any color
  • Regular protective face masks
  • N95 masks
  • Face shields
  • Tyvek one-piece coveralls
  • Eyeglass shields/goggles
  • Nasal testing swabs
  • Hand sanitizer

Other donations of any kind will be gratefully accepted.

"We are extremely grateful to the Quad Cities River Bandits for organizing a donation drive for needed

supplies,” said Doug Cropper, President and CEO of Genesis Health System. “Meeting the challenges of

this pandemic is going to take all of us to respond effectively to this crisis. The community has been so

generous and I have no doubt they will be there again for our hard-working staff at Genesis."

“It’s in these challenging times that the Quad Cities really shines,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller.

“There’s an unsinkable spirit and determination among us to help each other get through even the

toughest times. That’s why we’re asking everyone in the Quad Cities to donate whatever they have,

whatever they can, to help better prepare our heroic health care workers for the COVID-19 crisis by

donating as much PPE as they can to the courageous people at Genesis.”

Questions can be directed to River Bandits General Manager, Joe Kubly. Email him at [email protected] or call 563-324-3000!

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The 2020 season will be the River Bandits' eighth year as the Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros and the 13th anniversary season since regaining the River Bandits moniker, which in 2015 was voted a top-8 nickname in all of Minor League Baseball. The River Bandits' charitable donations reached nearly $500,000 in 2019, including a $50,000 cash donation to Genesis Health Systems, and over $100,000 toward flood relief efforts after a record-setting flood displaced the team for over 20 games. In 2015 and again in 2017, the River Bandits earned Ballpark Digest's award for "Best Charitable Works" in Minor League Baseball, the only club to win that coveted award twice.

For more information, visit www.riverbandits.com , email [email protected], or contact the team at 563-324-3000.