Rafters to Continue Tradition of Honoring Armed Forces

Military Monday’s provide free game admission

Wisconsin Rapids (OnFocus) – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters continue the tradition of honoring the United States Armed Forces through Elks Lodge Military Mondays. The Rafters have seven Monday games during the 2021 season: May 31st (Opening Day), June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, and August 2nd.

Every Monday Rafters game during the 2021 season all veterans and current military personnel can present a Military ID at the ticket office to receive a free reserved bleacher seat, hot dog, fountain soda, and Rafters’ hat.

Veterans and current military personnel are able to collect all seven tickets for Monday games prior to the season or can get them at any point during the season. Tickets will be available for pickup as soon as single games go on sale in late April.

For further recognition, during each Monday home game, members of the military will be asked to stand if able during their branch’s song within the United States Armed Forces Medley.

In conjunction with Military Mondays, the Rafters will again host Ho-Chunk Military Appreciation Night, along with a Jersey Auction. Fans will be able to bid on the game worn jerseys throughout the game. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

Mark your calendars! The Rafters Home Opener is on Monday, May 31st at 6:35pm against rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. Reserve your tickets today with a Rafters ticket package! Single game tickets go on sale in April.

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]