Published On: July 27th, 2016


LOVES PARK, Ill. – Loyal Rockford Rivets fans can win big bucks this summer, thanks to the Rivets Stakes contest.


During Fan Appreciation Weekend, one lucky person will win thousands of dollars in cash. Fans can find Rivets Stakes entry forms and boxes at point-of-sale displays at Pizza Ranch, the Rockford Meijer, all Alpine Bank locations, Rockford University, 1st Rental, Gordon Food Service and Buddy’s Home Furnishings.


Rivets Stakes is open to adults 18 and older, limited to one entry per person and the form must be filled out completely. The winner will be announced during the Rivets’ 5:05 p.m. game against the Wilmar Stingers on Aug. 7.


“What better way to cap Fan Appreciation Weekend?” Rivets assistant general manager Bill Czaja said. “It’s our way to thank our fans for their business in our first season. It also enables us to build a bridge between our fans and our partners in the Stateline business community.”


Rivets Stakes is sponsored by MercyHealth, the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Pizza Ranch, Meijer, Alpine Bank, Rockford University, 1st Rental, Gordon Food Service and Buddy’s Home Furnishings. Entry forms and boxes are available at the following locations:

  • 1st Rental and Sales, 7190 Mid Mall Dr., Rockford
  • Buddy’s Home Furnishings, 5856 E. State St., Rockford
  • Gordon Food Service, 6955 Garrett Ln., Rockford
  • Meijer, 2013 McFarland Rd., Rockford
  • Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. (inside the Burpee Student Center)
  • Pizza Ranch, 4797 Bluestem Rd., Roscoe
  • Alpine Bank




    • 600 E. State St., Belvidere
    • 1972 Pawlisch Dr., Rockford
    • 6838 E. State, Rockford
    • 1988 Gateway Center Dr., Belvidere
    • 1700 Alpine Rd., Rockford
    • 2642 Charles St., Rockford
    • 6410 E. State St., Rockford
    • 1810 Harlem Rd., Rockford
    • 306 W. Main St., Kirkland
    • 311 Logan Ave., Belvidere
    • 1425 N. State St., Belvidere
    • 5023 Rockrose Ct., Roscoe
    • 2218 N. Mulford, Rockford
    • 4142 Johns Farm Rd., Rockford (inside Wesley Willows)


Rockford is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, in its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball. 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, 

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