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Published On: April 16th, 2018


Rafters to give away first-ever Rosco Plush doll on June 28th

The Rafters have announced a host of promotional giveaway items that will be available to fans during the 2018 season.

Opening Day is slated for Friday, June 1st and Al’s Auto Glass will present a 2018 magnet schedule to the first fans through the gates as the Rafters host the Wisconsin Woodchucks. You’ll want to pick up some of this new refrigerator flair to ensure you have your summer schedule in plain view at all times.

On Sunday, June 10th the Rafters play a day game that begins at 12:05 against the rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. All fans are encouraged to participate in the first-ever book drive by donating a gently used children’s book to receive a Rafters themed book titled, “Mom’s Big Catch”. The Rafters themed book and book drive is courtesy of Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics.

If you love Rafters’ mascot Rosco P. Rafter, this is one you won’t want to miss! On Thursday, June 28th Bull’s Eye Credit Union presents the first-ever Rosco P. Rafter plush doll giveaway. If you have a child that loves the lovable mascot, this will be an opportunity to take Rosco wherever they go!

Calling all dog lovers! Tuesday, July 10th will be Quality Feed & Seed Bark in the Park Night. The first dog owners through the gates will receive a Rafters tennis ball toy and dogs and their owners will be invited to take part in the on-field puppy parade. This evening will also feature the annual Hot Dog Hundo promotion, where fans will have a chance to win cash prizes up to $100 by purchasing a hot dog from the main concessions stand.

Tuesday, June 17th will be the 2018 Rafters team poster giveaway, presented by Luke A. Weiland Attorney at Law. Make sure to grab one of the team posters and get all of your favorite Rafters player’s autographs.

Fey Printing Baseball Card Night will be held on Wednesday, July 18th. Make sure to collect your 2018 team set of cards and watch the Rafters host the Kalamazoo Growlers for the final game of the series.

If you are a fan of Legos, you won’t want to miss the giveaway on Friday, August 10th. The Rafters have partnered with Incourage for the first-ever Lego Rosco giveaway as the Rafters host the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the penultimate game of the regular season.

Please note, all available quantities of promotional items will vary each game and will be available on a first come first serve basis. The best way to secure giveaway items is to purchase a ticket package, which guarantees fans will receive the giveaway items.

Single game tickets for the 2018 season go on sale at 9am on Friday, April 20th. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will begin their season on the road against the Madison Mallards on Tuesday, May 29th. The Home Opener is slated for Friday, June 1st against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The entire 2018 Rafters schedule is available at


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 190 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.