Fans and visitors can purchase a package for ballpark and museum admission at either venue
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (August 6, 2014) – Two of the region’s favorite family institutions, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Putnam Museum, are partnering to offer a special package including admission to both Modern Woodmen Park and the Putnam Museum during the month of August.
Through Friday, Aug. 29, fans and visitors can purchase the special packages at either the River Bandits Box Office or the Putnam Museum. A package of Putnam admission or Putnam movie ticket and a general admission voucher to a River Bandits game is just $15. A package of Putnam admission or Putnam movie ticket and a box seat voucher to a River Bandits game is just $18. The offer will be available through Friday, Aug. 29, when the River Bandits host their final regular season home game.
“Rascal's Putnam Pitch this August combines two of my favorite things: saving money and having fun” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “We are excited to partner with the Putnam Museum for a great promotion enabling area families to enjoy two of their favorite family-friendly venues at discounted rates for the entire month of August. Rascal’s Putnam Pitch is a home run for Quad Cities families!”
Putnam President and CEO Kim Findlay says, “Every day we see the delight on family members faces – from 2 to 92 years old – as they enjoy time with each other at the Putnam, particularly the new Science Center. And when my family, including grandkids, goes to see the River Bandits, it’s another great time together. We’re very pleased to combine learning, fun and family memory-making times by offering a package with the Bandits.”
The team's mascot, Rascal the River Bandit, will also make special appearances at the Putnam Museum and at Modern Woodmen Park with the mascot for the new 3D movie “Pandas: The Journey Home,” which plays at the Putnam Museum through November.
Filmmakers of “Pandas: The Journey Home” were granted unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China. The movie gives viewers the amazing opportunity to meet all of the pandas at the center as they get ready for their new lives in various parts of the world, and learn about their fascinating habits and personalities.
Also during the month of August at the Putnam Museum, the resident robot, Socibot, will be decked out in River Bandits gear and be programmed to say special facts and messages about the River Bandits.
“The month of August is packed with exciting promotions and a new kids’ ride, the Drop-N-Twist, at the ballpark, and new activities and must-see attractions at the Putnam Museum,” said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. “Rascal's Putnam Pitch is one Quad Cities families will not want to miss.”
The River Bandits have 14 home games remaining August, including a current homestand through Sunday, Aug. 10, a three-game series Friday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 17, and a six-game homestand Sunday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Aug. 29.
UP NEXT: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Pay Your Bill Wednesday presented by U.S. Bank and Mix 96. Two fans will have their bills paid up to $100 by the River Bandits, and for Ninja Turtles Night, fans who wear a Ninja Turtles shirt will receive $1 off the regular ticket price, and fans in a Ninja Turtles costume will receive $2 off the regular ticket price. Thursday is the Craig Biggio Bobblehead giveaway presented by Prairie Farms and FOX18, along with $2 drink specials on a Thirst-Day presented by the River Cities' Reader. The homestand continues through Sunday. Tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com
ABOUT THE BANDITS: Having just been named Ballpark Digest's winner of Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the River Bandits ownership recently made one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 105 feet over the playing field, opened May 24, and Space Camp opened June 20; the newly expanded 300-foot long zip line has also reopened. In 2013, the team unveiled a new 220-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. Last season, the team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The River Bandits were one of three affiliates to reach the championship round and one of two to win their league championship.
ABOUT THE PUTNAM: The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages for nearly 150 years! And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family! Launch rockets or interact with a robot in our Science Center, visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a treehouse in Black Earth | Big River or go back in time to see our region’s history in River, Prairie, and People. Also experience internationally-recognized traveling exhibits or take in a movie in our National Geographic Giant Screen Theater with a screen towering 6 stories tall! Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place. For more information about current and upcoming events, exhibits and movies, visit putnam.org