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Iowa State Fair Ticket Office Opens July 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Monday, 30 June 2014 08:45

Print at Home Tickets Offer Convenience

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2014)(readMedia)-- "Nothing Compares" to affordable family entertainment at the Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. For Fairgoers planning ahead, the State Fair Ticket Office will open Monday, July 7, to offer discounted tickets on admission, rides and more.

The State Fair Ticket Office, located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds, will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon Saturdays beginning July 7. Online orders placed after Sunday, July 27, will not be mailed but will be held at will call. Walk-up orders will be available until August 6. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. All offers good while supplies last.

Advance Admission

Save nearly 30 percent off gate admission with advance admission tickets, on sale through August 6, while supplies last. Adult admission tickets are just $8 in advance (ages 12 and older; regularly $11), and children's admission tickets are only $4 in advance (ages 6-11; regularly $5). Fairgoers can print advance admission tickets at home when purchasing them online at iowastatefair.org. This fee-free option is easy and convenient. Tickets may also be purchased at participating Hy-Vee and Hy-Vee Drugstores and Fareway Stores. Tickets are good any one Fair day. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free every day.

Fairgoers can enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying early: advance admission tickets have a coupon for a free small Potato Olé® at participating Iowa-area Taco John's. Coupon expires 9/30/14. See store for details.

Fair Play Packs

These value-packed kits, including special deals on admission, food and select rides, are perfect for employee incentives or Fair-loving families! Fair Play Packs are available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Visit iowastatefair.org for details. Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Punch Cards

Buy a convenient Punch Card with 11 days of adult Fair admission for just $88. Each punch is good for one admission to the Fair. Cards may be used by individuals or families. Punch Cards may only be purchased through the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Zipline Tickets

Buy two Zipline tickets for $10 and save $4. Riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs. Available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last. Beginning August 7, Zipline rides are $7 each or two for $12.

Midway Savings

Save on the Midway with a Midway Pack, a set of five Midway ride tickets for only $14. Each ticket is good for one ride. Available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Midway Mega Passes, good for unlimited rides any one Fair day, are also available. Visit iowastatefair.org for details. Fair admission must be purchased separately. Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Food Tickets

Buy a set of five $1 food tickets good for food or beverage purchases at any Fairgrounds concession, excluding the Midway. Cost is $5 per set, and they may be purchased through the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Available while supplies last.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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CLINTON PUMMELS RIVER BANDITS 12-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Kornberg   
Friday, 27 June 2014 14:20

Feliz struggles as Quad Cities can’t complete sweep

CLINTON, Iowa (June 26, 2014) – Clinton starter Lars Huijer limited the River Bandits to two hits in six shutout innings and the LumberKings pounded out 14 hits Thursday in a 12-3 thrashing of Quad Cities at Ashford University Field.

The LumberKings led 3-0 in the fourth with one out when Michael Feliz walked Lonnie Kauppila. Zach Shank then beat out a bunt single down the third base line, and another infield hit, this one to first courtesty of Aaron Barbosa, who went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the game and 9-for-13 in the series, loaded the bases. Feliz proceeded to walk Jack Reinheimer to bring in the fourth Clinton run of the game. The River Bandits then turned to Chris Cotton, whose first pitch to Chantz Mack was laced off the right field wall to score two more runs, both charged to Feliz (3-2). The right-hander surrendered a career-high six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

Clinton really broke the game open in the seventh inning of an 8-0 contest against Quad Cities reliever Andrew Walter. Isaiah Yates, who scored three runs in his Midwest League debut, walked and then moved to second on a wild pitch. On Martin Peguero’s single to center, Yates scored to give Clinton a 9-0 advantage. Peguero wound up 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Walter plunked Kauppila with a pitch and then served up a three-run home run to Shank, who drove in four in a 3-for-4 day, to put the LumberKings up a dozen.

Huijer (4-5) recorded just one strikeout, but got Quad Cities to hit into 14 groundouts to earn the win. He walked five.

Anthony Bass worked a perfect sixth inning with two strikeouts in his second rehab outing with Quad Cities.

Quad Cities broke up the shutout when James Ramsay scored on Clinton reliever Dylan De Meyer’s wild pitch in the eighth. Tyler White, who was 2-for-3, had an RBI single in the inning and Ronnie Mitchell lifted a sacrifice fly to put three Bandits runs across in the frame.

The LumberKings extended their 1-0 first inning lead in their very next at-bat. After a one-out Yates double, Peguero struck out but then Kauppila singled home Yates. Shank’s single moved Kauppila to second before Barbosa’s base hit scored the Clinton second baseman to make it 3-0.

The River Bandits will begin a five-game, four-day series at Peoria tomorrow with Edison Frias (4-3, 6.09 ERA) on the mound against the Chiefs’ Chase Brookshire (2-3, 5.06).

UP NEXT: Back-to-back fireworks nights kick of the Fourth of July weekend at Modern Woodmen Park. The ballpark will open Thursday, July 3, for the annual Red, White and Boom Fireworks, and the River Bandits will have Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD following the 7 p.m. game on Friday, July 4. Game tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. 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.

 
FOOTGOLF AT RED HAWK GOLF AND LEARNING CENTER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Friday, 27 June 2014 11:22

Davenport Parks & Recreation is announcing that FootGolf is now available at Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center.  Players of both Soccer and Golf will get a kick out of Iowa's first and only American FootGolf League's accredited course, while also spending time in fresh air on a well-manicured course.

On Saturday June 21st, Davenport Parks & Recreation entertained 137 participants to an inaugural FootGolf Event. The majority of participants indicated this was their first visit to a Davenport Golf Course. We hope this activity adds to the many recreational opportunities for the Davenport and surrounding community.

Traditional golf play is not affected, impeded or limited on a daily basis. The two activities are arranged to play simultaneously throughout the regular business day.  Monthly Social Events and weekly specials will be offered soon.  For tee time information, contact the Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center. Davenport Parks and Recreation hopes to see you on the course.

Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center

Davenport, Iowa 52806

6364 Northwest Blvd

563-386-0348

 

FootGolf Rates:

FootGolf (18 holes)   $10

Riding Cart Rental (optional)  $6

Rental Soccer Ball (optional)   $2

 
Opening Day Excitement at the Iowa State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 27 June 2014 10:27

DES MOINES, IA (06/26/2014)(readMedia)-- On Opening Day of the Iowa State Fair, August 7, Fairgoers can enjoy an early-bird special offer and have the chance to win cash prizes and concert packages, all before Noon. "Nothing Compares" to this year's Fair, set for August 7-17.

Fairgoers can enjoy $5 off adult and $2 off child admission on August 7 from 5 a.m. to Noon with a coupon from the August 3 Des Moines Sunday Register. One coupon per person is required at the gate.

Visitors (ages 21 and older) can collect a coupon while supplies last good for one free play in the All or Nothing™ lotto game courtesy of the Iowa Lottery, the Fair's Opening Day sponsor. Coupons will be available at gates 4, 8, 11 and 15. The Iowa Lottery is also offering Fairgoers the chance to win one of 10 cash prizes and two prize packages to see Grammy Award-winning country trio Lady Antebellum in the Grandstand on August 16. The contests will be open from 5 to 9 a.m. on Expo Hill. Van and Bonnie from WHO NewsRadio 1040 will also be broadcasting live from Expo Hill and will help the lottery announce the winners.

Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on Expo Hill to kick off the 11 days of the Fair. The Red Trouser Show will begin at Noon on Expo Hill and will entertain Fairgoers of all ages with feats of strength and acrobatics. Other Opening Day activities include free performances by The Willis Clan, Winger, Vocal Trash, Los Lonely Boys and Kristian Bush, plus The Newsboys with special guest Matthew West on the Grandstand. Fairgoers can also enjoy the Twins, Triplets and More Contest, the Big Ram, Big Boar and Super Bull contests, plus all the delectable foods and the non-stop fun that await first day attendees.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print-at-home ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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Run with Carl Prepares To Cross the Finish Line PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:30

BETTENDORF, IA – After 20 years, Run with Carl organizers are lacing up their racing shoes one final time for the Labor Day Tradition.

“We’ve had a good run – no pun intended, and it’s simply time for the race to come to an end,” said Dick Schillig, race co-chair and father of Carl, who started the race to raise funds for a scholarship in his son’s name.

Race organizers and the Schillig family would like to reach a record number of racers this year with a goal of 1,500 runners.

“It would be nice to finish on a high note as a special tribute to Carl and all of the community organizations, volunteers, sponsors and participants who have made the scholarship fund possible,” said Juanita Schillig, race co-chair and mother of Carl.

The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship to assist Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High School graduating seniors with college funding. The scholarship fund will continue thanks to many years of community support for the race. 2014 marks the 29th and 30th scholarships to be awarded.

The 2014 scholarship recipients are Kierstyn Feld, Pleasant Valley High School, and Tyler Henson, Bettendorf High School. Ms. Feld plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and Mr. Henson will attend Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Runners can participate in the 20th anniversary final Run with Carl on Labor Day in Bettendorf, IA.

About the 20th Anniversary Final Run with Carl

The Bettendorf Rotary’s Run with Carl will be held on Monday, September 1st. The 5 Mile Run and the 5K run/walk and 1/2 and 1-mile fun runs for children 12 and under start and finish at the Bettendorf Life Center (2222 Middle Rd., Bettendorf). Awards will immediately follow the races. The course remains the same as in previous years. Early bird entry fees are good through August 1st. Fees are $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run for no t-shirt and $25 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run with a t-shirt. The youth entry fee for the ½ and 1-mile fun run is $10.

If registered before August 1st, participants will be entered into a drawing for a free bike from Healthy Habits.

Race Day registrants are not eligible for awards so pre-registration is encouraged. Participants may register online only at runwithcarl.com.

About Carl D. Schillig

Carl Schillig was 15 years old when he was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 1994. Carl was active in a variety of community, school and church activities. In commemoration of his life, the Run With Carl Walk/Run attracts participants to the challenging, but scenic course following city streets, neighborhoods and the Bettendorf Recreation Path.

For more information or to register, visit the website at runwithcarl.com or find them on Facebook by searching for “Run with Carl.”

About the Bettendorf Rotary: The Bettendorf Rotary Club was chartered in 1957. The group meets every Wednesday at noon at Fortune Garden Restaurant (2211 South Kimberly Road, Bettendorf). They are the Title Sponsor of Run with Carl.

About the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc.: The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund was established in 1995 in memory of Carl Schillig who was killed at the age of 15 in a car-pedestrian accident. The fund provides a $4000 college scholarship to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School – which Carl attended – and Bettendorf High School graduates. With Carl’s philanthropy as its inspiration, the nonprofit also distributes proceeds from the run to organizations in which Carl was active, including the Bettendorf Pleasant Valley Aquatics, the Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

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