Rascal delivers Valentines with Sweetheart Special

First 25 fans to place orders can have the River Bandits mascot deliver a Valentine Feb. 12, 13 or 14

By Marco LaNave / Quad Cities River Bandits | January 24, 2014 12:27 PM ET

With baseball spring training nearly in sight, it is a special time for Rascal the River Bandit, the friendliest raccoon in baseball, to spread joy and warmth to the Quad Cities. The River Bandits' mascot will once again deliver Valentines for the first 25 people to order one of Rascal's Sweetheart Special packages that celebrate Valentine's Day the River Bandits way.

For just $35, Rascal will paw-deliver a personalized card and any of three unique packages between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Thursday, Feb. 13, or Friday, Feb. 14, to the workplace or residence of a special someone within a 25-mile radius from Modern Woodmen Park.

"Rascal's Sweetheart Special makes a loved one's Valentine's Day memorable and comes with the charming surprise of a delivery by Rascal himself!" said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. "Along with a Valentine is a fabulous gift of a River Bandits game to look forward to as baseball season returns."

The Sweetheart Special comes in the following three packages, each of which is $35:

  • River Bandits Romeo: A River Bandits logo baseball, pennant and two Lower Box Seat Vouchers to any 2014 River Bandits home game.

  • Bandit Beauty: A box of chocolates and two Lower Box Seat Vouchers to any 2014 River Bandits home game.

  • Lil' Cupid: A package of candy and a 2014 Kids Club membership, including a free ticket for a child 14 or younger to all 2014 River Bandits home games.

"These packages offer unique options for any special someone to receive a Valentine from the always fun-loving Rascal," said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. "Rascal will have a full schedule to celebrate Valentine's Day and the approaching baseball season, so this opportunity is not one to miss!"

To reserve one of the packages of Rascal's Sweetheart Special, call Brittany Carter at 563-333-2736. Only the first 25 orders will be accepted.

UP NEXT: Call today to reserve a Valentine's Day dinner at Modern Woodmen Park for Friday, Feb. 14, or Saturday, Feb. 15. Couples can 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. Reservations are due Thursday, Feb. 6, by calling 563-324-3000. To order ticket plans - with new lower prices - for next season, call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com to download the season ticket order form. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: Having just been named Ballpark Digest's winner of Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is opening this spring, along with a carousel, a new ride called a "Drop and Twist," an expanded zip line, and many other new games and attractions. In 2013, the team unveiled a new 220-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The River Bandits were one of three affiliates to reach the championship round and one of two to win their league championship.

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