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Published On: June 22nd, 2015

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks are inviting fans to The Other Place on Ridgeway Avenue on Monday, June 29 for Tip-A-Buck.  Starting at 6:00 pm, Bucks players and coaches will act as waiters, serving customers drinks and dinner throughout the evening.

Each table will have a "tip" envelope, where all tips for the Bucks wait staff will go to the Bucks Summer Reading Program.  Fans will also have chances to win autographed baseballs, an autographed bat, and other Bucks items through a raffle.

With the support of Upper Iowa University Waterloo Center and Perkins, the Waterloo Bucks Summer Reading Program will be encouraging reading throughout the summer in the Cedar Valley.  Throughout April and May, the Bucks’ mascot Bucky visited elementary schools throughout the Cedar Valley as part of the reading program.  The students are rewarded with prizes for reaching reading levels ranging from 250 minutes to 1,000 minutes.  Prizes this year include a game ticket, a free play pass in the Waterloo Bucks Kid Zone presented by KT's Indoor Inflatable Park, a free kids meal from Perkins (with purchase of an adult entree), a Waterloo Bucks lanyard, and a Waterloo Bucks drawstring bag. 

Elementary aged kids throughout the Cedar Valley are invited to take part in the Waterloo Bucks Summer Reading Program. Reading scorecards can be downloaded by clicking this link: 2015 Waterloo Reading Scorecard.  Prizes can be claimed in the Waterloo Bucks Souvenir Store at Riverfront Stadium by showing your reading scorecard at any level to redeem your prize. 

The Other Place – Ridgeway is located at 360 E. Ridgeway Avenue in Waterloo.  Bucks players, coaches and front office staff will be available for autographs, photographs, and to answer questions.  The general public is welcome to attend the event, which will provide a chance for fans to meet the Bucks.                                                                                                                                   

The Bucks host the Kalamazoo Growlers tonight at 7:05 pm CT.  The game can be heard online at with play-by-play announcer Matt Gruemmer.  The Bucks will then embark on a seven-game road trip before returning the Waterloo to close out the first half of the season with a 7:05 pm game versus the Rochester Honkers on Tuesday, June 30.

The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where team ownership has invested more than $70,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at


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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit