Published On: June 30th, 2016

LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford Rivets invite fans to celebrate the Fourth of July with their furry best friends.


The Rivets have scheduled their first Bark in the Park event for Monday’s noon game against the St. Cloud Rox. At no extra charge, fans’ well-behaved dogs can join them at Rivets Stadium to enjoy an afternoon of baseball.


Circle of Change Rockford will be partnering with the Rivets on the event. Circle of Change Rockford has developed a program that is making a difference for veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries. The program serves veterans of all conflicts who are challenged, disabled, in transition, and/or suffer from the effects of PTSD or TBI. The program goal is to be a provider of helpful and healing dog observation, training, and handling experiences for veterans, especially those having been exposed to trauma. With dogs as the vehicle, it is the mission of Circle of Change to educate, enhance, improve, and positively affect veterans.


Tickets start at $8 and gates open at 11:00 a.m. Tickets to Bark in the Park or any other Rivets can be purchased by calling (815) 240-4159 or by visiting Follow the Rivets on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (@rockfordrivets), and follow us on Instagram (rockford_rivets) to get all the latest news and deals!


Rockford is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets), Lucas Duda (Mets) and Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, For more information, visit

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