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Published On: May 5th, 2016

Baseline Bowling(Pictured: Rafters players act as pins during the Bowlmor Lanes Baseline Bowling contest)

Past Favorites Return Plus A New Way To Help The Community Highlight The Daily Contests in 2016

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are proud to announce that many of the exciting Game Day Ticket Contests will be returning to Witter Field for the 2016 season. Fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in these unique opportunities to enjoy Rafters games.

Bev’s Floral & Gifts in Stevens Point is once again sponsoring the “Sweetheart of the Game” for the 2016 season. During 33 home games in 2016, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to surprise someone special with a bouquet of flowers. In between one inning during the game, their “sweetheart” will be presented with a dozen roses by the Rafters mascot, Rosco P. Rafter, all courtesy of Bev’s Floral & Gifts. There will be 33 games during which the promotion will take place during the 2016 season (every home game excluding Sundays). Please e-mail to request a date for your sweetheart to be the recipient of the Bev’s Floral Sweetheart of the Game roses.

The Cellcom Teams of Tomorrow will once again return for the 2016 season. Prior to 18 Rafters home games during the 2016 season, one area little league team will be presented on the field with the Rafters as the starting lineups are introduced. In addition to meeting the Rafters team, the Little League team will also receive a Rafters hat, all courtesy of Cellcom.

During every home game this season, E-Con Electric will be the presenting sponsor of the “Best Seats in the House” at the ballpark. Each winner of the Best Seats in the House will win two all-you-can-eat and drink tickets for a game and the opportunity to enjoy Rafters baseball from a comfortable seat on the best seats deck behind home plate, all courtesy of E-Con Electric.

The Rafters have partnered with Zaxx Technology Specialists once again for the 2016 season for the return of the Zaxx Technology Specialists “Text for Tix.” This great promotion gives fans the opportunity to win two Solarus Founders Club ticket to a Rafters home game. Anytime during the week before a Rafters home game, fans can text the word “Zaxx” to 313131. Fans who text in will be entered for the chance to win two Solarus Founders Club tickets for a game the following week. Winners of the “Text for Tix” promotion will enjoy all-you-can-eat ballpark food, and all-you-can-drink fountain soda until the end of the 5th inning, along with four tap beers throughout the game. For PC’s and Mac’s, go to Zaxx!

On every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home game during the 2016 season, make sure to watch for the “Bowlmor Lanes Baseline Bowling” on-field promotion. All fans 13 and under are eligible to sign up for the weekly drawing at Bowlmor Lanes in Wisconsin Rapids for a chance to win two FREE tickets to a Rafters game as well as an opportunity to participate in an on-field promotion during the game. All fans 13 and under can submit their name in the “register to win” sign up box at Bowlmor Lanes, located at 3141 8th Street S. All winners will be contacted by a member of the Rafters staff to claim their tickets at the Will Call booth for a specified game with further instructions.

Fans can cheer for lots of runs to be scored by the Rafters during the 2016 thanks to the return of the Misty’s Menu “Nine Runs For Pie” promotion. If the Rafters score 9 or more runs in any Home game during the 2016 regular season, all fans in attendance will receive one (1) FREE slice of pie at Misty’s Menu with the purchase of an entree and beverage. The coupon from the corresponding game must be presented at the time of the purchase in order to receive the free slice of pie.

Undergoing a makeover for the 2016 season, the Sears Hometown Store Tennis Ball toss will provide fans the chance to test their aim, while also helping the community. During nine home games during the 2016 season, fans will have the chance to purchase tennis balls, to then throw them at a washing machine placed out near the 3rd base line. Winners of the Tennis Ball toss each night will be give two tickets to return on August 12th, Fan Appreciation Night, for a final toss to win the washing machine. Proceeds from the sales of the tennis balls will go to benefit the Fill The Backpacks initiative.

The home opener for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will be Wednesday, June 1st against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Single game tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by visiting or stopping by the MADA Rafthouse Team Shop anytime from Monday-Friday from 9-5.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit