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Published On: July 18th, 2019

The Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas make their debut on July 23

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are excited to celebrate one of the most well-respected national holidays by becoming the Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas for one day on Tuesday, July 23.

The team will wear special Gorgeous Grandmas jerseys for their game against the Green Bay Booyah. The exclusive jersey features lace trim and a pearl necklace printed on to the uniform design. Game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off following the game.

The team’s temporary name change will pay tribute to National Gorgeous Grandma Day, observed annually on July 23. The holiday was established in 1984 to honor the special women across the nation who positively impact society as grandmothers.

With approximately 32 percent of the Wisconsin Rapids population over the age of 55, the Rafters will pay tribute to the many Grandmas in the area who care so much for both their grandchildren and Rafters baseball.

“We strongly believe that, in our fan base, we have the most devoted, and certainly the most gorgeous, grandmas in the entire Northwoods League,” said Rafters general manager Andy Francis. “We can’t think of a better way to honor them than with a unique jersey and name change on their special day.”

In light of the auspicious occasion, the Rafters will be offering a special, two-for-one ticket deal for Rafters fans. Historic Witter Field will transform into a reminder of the many comforts of grandma’s house, from butterscotch candies to crossword puzzles.

In addition, the Rafters will offer blood pressure screenings at the game and Mid-State hair salon will be in attendance, helping to keep grandma Rafters fans looking and feeling as gorgeous as possible.

Want to attend a Rafters game this season? Single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or come visit us over at historic Witter Field. The Rafters ticket office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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.