Rivets, IFCA to honor first responders

LOVES PARK, Ill. – On July 6, The Rockford Rivets will be hosting a First Responders Night presented by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.


All firefighters, police, EMTs and RNs will receive one free ticket for admission.


The Rivets will be facing the Green Bay Bullfrogs on July 6 and game time is set for 6:35 p.m. Gates open an hour prior to game time. Call 815-240-4159 for more information.


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