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Published On: May 24th, 2017


Rafters Announce 2017 Game Day Contests

Past Favorites Return in Addition to some new


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 2017 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 2017 season. During 31 home games in 2017, 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 31 games during which the promotion will take place during the 2017 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 2017 season. Prior to 18 Rafters home games during the 2017 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.


On every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home game during the 2017 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 2017 thanks to the return of the Misty’s Menu “11 Runs For Pie” promotion. If the Rafters score 11 or more runs in any Home game during the 2017 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 distributed after each qualifying game must be presented at the time of the purchase in order to receive the free slice of pie.


If the Rafters score five runs in any home game only during the 2017 regular season, Checkers will run a special of five (5) All-American Cheeseburgers for $5.00. The offer will run from the end of the game until midnight the following day. Fans must present their ticket stub in order to receive the offer.


The home opener for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will be Tuesday, May 30th against the Kenosha Kingfish. 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. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.