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Written by Marco LaNave   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 08:30

Team will hold a moment of silence, offer ticket specials for race runners at Wednesday game

DAVENPORT, Iowa (APRIL 16, 2013) – The Quad Cities River Bandits will honor the victims of Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon at their game Wednesday evening against the Clinton LumberKings at Modern Woodmen Park.

As a tribute and expression of sympathy, thoughts and prayers for those who lost their lives and suffered injuries, and all those impacted by the tragedy on Monday in Boston,  the River Bandits will hold a moment of silence prior to their 7 p.m. start time against Clinton.

“Everyone with the River Bandits is deeply saddened by the tragic events in Boston,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “We want to honor them, their families, the remarkable bravery of Boston’s citizens and its first responders, and all runners around the world who refuse to be intimidated by cowardly terrorists with this tribute.”

In addition to Wednesday’s moment of silence, the team will offer free admission to anyone wearing an official T-shirt from the April 6 Bandits Race to Home 5K presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. Anyone wearing an official T-shirt from any other Quad Cities-area race can receive half off the price of a ticket to Wednesday’s game. All guests must go to the River Bandits box office for the ticket offer.

“The River Bandits season began with a tremendous celebration of the Quad Cities and everyone in the running community, and we want to show our support for them and all those impacted by the tragedy in Boston,” said River Bandits General Manager Harold Craw. “In a small way, we hope Wednesday can express our sympathy and solidarity with those affected by Monday’s events.”

UP NEXT: The first Pay Your Bill Wednesday presented by U.S. Bank and Mix 96 will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. Two fans will have their bills selected from a drawing and paid up to $100 by the River Bandits. The River Bandits will hold a drawing to win Chicago Blackhawks tickets. It is also West Liberty Community Night. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. 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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