Rafters Promote Early Savings with Connexus Jr.

The Rafters and Connexus Credit Union bring back the $5 Prize Punch Card

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Connexus Credit Union, announce the return of Connexus Jr., a savings prize punch card initiative for Rafters fans 12 and under, for the 2021 season. The program provides kids the opportunity to win fun prizes while saving for the future.

Through Connexus Jr. young Rafters fans receive a Connexus Credit Union swag bag for the first $5 they deposit in their savings account. They will be given a stamp on their punch card for every additional $5 deposited, up to $50.

Each stamp corresponds to a Rafters-themed prize, which kids can redeem between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Witter Field’s main entrance ticket office, located at 521 Lincoln Street.

“Connexus Jr. is a great program to teach kids how to start saving their money, while providing some fun incentives for them” said Rafters Assistant GM, Hannah Jurgens. “Our partnership with Connexus goes beyond the outfield wall and we are so grateful to have relationships with organizations, like Connexus, that make an impact on fans outside of the stadium.”

To set up a Connexus Credit Union savings account, swing by one of their branch locations or visit connexuscu.org for more information. Kids can pick up their punch cards at Connexus locations in Wisconsin Rapids or Stevens Point.

Membership eligibility is required for kids to participate and punch cards are limited to one card per person. Punch cards are valid only for the 2021 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters season.

Mark your calendars! The Rafters Home Opener is on Monday, May 31st at 6:35pm against rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. Single game tickets on sale today!

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]