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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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BANDITS PITCHING BURNS THROUGH LUMBERKINGS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Kornberg   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:02

Bass throws perfect inning in rehab, Thurman goes four shutout in relief in 5-2 win

CLINTON, Iowa (June 24, 2014) – Anthony Bass threw a perfect inning in his first rehab outing, Andrew Thurman tossed four shutout frames out of the bullpen and Quad Cities pitchers combined to fan nine Clinton LumberKings with no walks in the River Bandits’ 5-2 victory Tuesday at Ashford University Field.

Bass struck out Clinton’s Zach Shank before getting Marcus Littlewood to fly out to center field and Jack Reinheimer to line to third in his inning of work. The Houston Astros right-hander threw 13 pitches, eight for strikes.

Thurman (4-4) took over in the next inning and dominated the Clinton hitters, ultimately allowing only two hits with three strikeouts.

While the Bandits pitching overpowered the Clinton order, the Quad Cities offense was able to get its pitchers some breathing room. Jose Fernandez, who went 2-for-3, singled with two outs in a scoreless game in the second and then stole second base. A few pitches later, Brett Booth crushed his second home run of the season to give Quad Cities a 2-0 lead.

Thomas Lindauer walked to leadoff the third before James Ramsay fouled out to the catcher Littlewood on a bunt attempt. Austin Elkins then ripped a double to left to put runners on second and third. Brett Phillips, who finished 2-for-4, launched a sacrifice fly to the left-center field wall to score Lindauer from third and make it 3-0. The next batter, Chase McDonald, who was 2-for-5, drilled a double off the center field wall to score Elkins, giving Quad Cities a 4-0 advantage.

After a two-run Littlewood home run in the eighth cut the Quad Cities lead in half, the River Bandits added an insurance run on a Phillips RBI triple in the ninth to make the score 5-2.

Andrew Walter struck out three in the ninth while yielding a double to pick up his sixth save of the season and first since June 1 as the River Bandits improved to 2-2 in the second half and 37-36 overall.

Clinton starter Edwin Diaz (2-4) surrendered four runs on five hits in five innings with two walks and six strikeouts to suffer the loss as Clinton fell to 2-3 and 32-41.

Quad Cities will start Jandel Gustave (5-3, 3.81 ERA) tomorrow night as the River Bandits look to win the series in their first road set of the second half.

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.

 
RIVER BANDITS ANNOUNCE 2015 SCHEDULE DATES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 23 June 2014 14:15
Race to Home 5K presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics is Saturday, April 11; home opener Sunday, April 12
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (June 23, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced on Monday their 140-game schedule for the 2015 Midwest League season, including the six-time Midwest League Champions' home opener on Sunday, April 12, against the Clinton LumberKings to begin a schedule of 70 home games at Modern Woodmen Park.
Opening Weekend kicks off at Modern Woodmen Park Saturday, April 11, with the annual Bandits Race to Home 5K and Kids Fun Run presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics to benefit the Bandit Scholars Program.
After playing their first three games of the 2015 season in Peoria, the River Bandits will return to Modern Woodmen Park for their home opener, the first game of a three-game series against Clinton April 12-14. Sunday, April 12, will mark the first of 14 weekends the Midwest League club will have a home game at the ballpark voted the Best Minor League Ballpark in a nationwide vote at 10Best.com and USA TODAY.
The River Bandits will have home games on five holiday weekends in 2015. Quad Cities will host Wisconsin on Mother's Day Weekend Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 9. On Memorial Day Weekend, the River Bandits play a four-game home series with Peoria Friday, May 22, through Memorial Day Monday, May 25. The team will also be home for three Father's Day Weekend games Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21. On Fourth of July Weekend, the River Bandits will host Peoria Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3. The River Bandits will play their regular season home finale against Kane County at the start of Labor Day Weekend on Friday, Sept. 4.
The River Bandits have three different homestands of seven games or more, including a season-long nine-game, 10-day home stand Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 9. The team's longest road stretch is 10 games in 11 days Friday, May 29, through Monday, June 8.
Quad Cities will host four Eastern Division opponents making their first regular season visits to Modern Woodmen Park since 2012. The River Bandits will host the Lansing Lugnuts (June 10-12), Great Lakes Loons (June 13-15), Bowling Green Hot Rods (Aug. 4-6) and Dayton Dragons (Aug. 7-9). Every Western Division team will play at least six games at Modern Woodmen Park in 2015.
A full schedule of home and road games for 2015 is available at www.riverbandits.com. Game times will be announced at a later date.
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.
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. Soon to come is another new ride, this one called a "Drop and Twist." 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.
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