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Published On: July 27th, 2014

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Fans can donate and say “Thank You” to current and former Military members

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are proud to announce they are partnering with NewPage Corp. for a military appreciation event tonight at Witter Field. All active or veteran members of the armed forces are able to attend tonight’s game for $5 by showing their military ID.

All fans will be able to purchase a special piece of paper for $2 that will say “Thank You” and provide space for a message to be written to a member of the military. NewPage Corp. will donate a pen to each fan to write their message, and also give an American flag to everyone who contributes to this great cause. The donation of each piece of paper purchased will go directly to funding a veteran to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Once their message has been written on the piece of paper, each fan will be instructed to create their version of a paper airplane to be thrown at a target placed on the field following the game. The contestant that lands their airplane closest to the bulls-eye will be the honorary sponsor of the veteran that will receive the Honor Flight. After the contest, all of the airplanes will be collected and presented to the Honor Flight board and sent to military members and veterans around the world.

Tickets for tonight’s game are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting, calling 715-424-5400, or stopping by the Rafters Ticket office at the main gates of Witter Field. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to honor those who have or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit