Rafters To Hold Mascot Tryouts On Saturday, March 24th


Auditions to become the next Rosco. P. Rafter will take place in Rafthouse at Witter Field

The Rafters are looking for a high energy, fun loving individual who LOVES to make kids of all ages smile and enjoys acting to become the next Rafters mascot! As Rosco P. Rafter, you will become an instant celebrity!

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will be holding auditions on Saturday March 24th to determine who will don the Rosco costume for the 2018 season. All interested candidates should report to the Rafthouse at Witter Field by 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th with the tryouts concluding when everyone has had an opportunity to display their skills.

All participants will be asked to perform an original dance and act out other potential skits that may be required for the position in front of a panel of judges at the ballpark.

Job Qualifications:
• Available for all home games and possible playoff games.
• Enthusiastic and motivated individuals to promote our business.
• Have tremendous Rafters spirit!
• Must be able to perform all of the above while being pursued by dozens of children who merely wish to express their true love and passion for you.
• Previous acting experience preferred but not required.

Please RSVP to Emily Steines at by Friday, March 23rd if you are interested in participating in the mascot tryout. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to try out.


The Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). 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.