Rafters Continue with Free Tuition Thursdays

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Mid-State Technical College and the Rafters have partnered up for another season of Free Tuition Thursdays. All students who plan on starting classes in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Fall 2022 are eligible to register via the Rafters official team website during the promotional period to earn free tuition.

The online registration form is located under the “More” tab on, under the drop-down subtab “Free Tuition Thursdays” or can be found at For every Thursday regular season home game, one randomly selected contestant will be chosen from all eligible entries to be the “Mid-State Free Tuition Thursday” guest at one of the five Thursday home games this summer. The randomly selected contestant will receive a $500 scholarship, four complimentary Solarus Founders Club All-Inclusive tickets to one designated game and are eligible for the Free Tuition Thursday’s grand prize that evening. The contestant will also receive four Rafters goodie bags and a photo with Rafters beloved mascot, Rosco, commemorating the event.

If the Rafters pitcher strikes out the first three consecutive batters of the opposing team without any of the batters reaching base in the 3rd inning of their designated game, the pre-selected contestant will win free tuition to Mid-State Technical College courtesy of Mid-State’s Foundation, valued up to $15,000! Please see the full listing of official promotion and eligibility rules along with scholarship information at the online registration form page on Registration will take place until Monday, August 2nd, 2021.



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 proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.