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Written by Marco LaNave   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:22
The same caps worn by the team on July 4 will be on sale in the team store July 3 and online July 7

DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 2, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits are among 113 teams across Minor League Baseball teams that will honor America and help raise much-needed funds for a worthy cause this Independence Day holiday weekend by wearing specially designed "Stars & Stripes" caps from New Era Cap Company.

The River Bandits will wear the specialty caps – as well as sell the caps in the team store at Modern Woodmen Park – as part of fundraising and awareness initiatives for Welcome Back Veterans, an organization dedicated to addressing the ongoing needs of military personnel and their families.

“Our military and their families make tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and defend our country, and we look forward to honoring them this Fourth of July weekend,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “The Stars & Stripes program gives River Bandits fans a unique opportunity to support our military personnel and their families, show their Bandit pride and look great in the process!”

The caps have the American flag etched into a star behind the team's white primary logo, with a red crown and blue brims and buttons. The caps can be purchased in the River Bandits team store for $30 each beginning Thursday, and they will be available to order online beginning Monday, July 7.

Minor League Baseball, in conjunction with its licensing partner Major League Baseball Properties, will once again donate 100 percent of the proceeds from cap sales to Welcome Back Veterans as part of its contribution to the program. Since the program's inception in 2010, MiLB has contributed annually to the veterans' organization.

The River Bandits return to Modern Woodmen Park to face the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 7 p.m. Friday in the opener of a three-game series and a six-game homestand. Tickets are available at

UP NEXT: The River Bandits return home for the Fourth of July weekend, beginning with a 7 p.m. game Friday, July 4, to be followed by Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD. Game tickets are available at To order any of the River Bandits 2014 ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

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