DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 17, 2021)  The Quad Cities River Bandits are again saluting front-line health-care workers in our community for their outstanding work over the course of the last twenty months as our community deals with the ongoing pandemic. This Sunday, September 19, at Modern Woodmen Park is the Bandits’ final regular season game of the season and is Genesis Healthcare Heroes’ Day.

Employees of Genesis Health System can receive two free general admission tickets to the game against the South Bend Cubs by showing their employee badge at the River Bandits’ box office. First pitch is scheduled for 1PM. During the game, the players will again wear their special black, red, and white camouflage jerseys with the Genesis logo on the sleeve, as they have each Sunday all season. After the game, the River Bandits will auction off each jersey, with 100% of the funds going to support Flu-Free Quad Cities, Camp Genesis for families dealing with cancer, and the Genesis neonatal intensive-care unit — the best of its kind in our region.

“We are all so appreciative of the remarkable efforts of the team at Genesis Health System in dealing with COVID,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller, a member of the Genesis Board of Directors. “Listening to stories and watching them go the extra mile time and again to help ensure the health and safety of our great community has been a special privilege. The Quad Cities is a better, stronger, and healthier place because of them, and we at the River Bandits thought a free afternoon at the ballpark for them and their guests would be a terrific way of expressing our gratitude.”

Box office hours are 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday, and 10AM-5PM on Saturday.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The 2021 season marks the River Bandits’ first year as a new Advanced-A major-league affiliate. As such, the team will be offering higher-quality baseball than has ever before been played in the Quad Cities. Additionally, the Bandits will welcome a new MLB affiliate to the Quad Cities, the Kansas City Royals. The River Bandits anchor the Quad Cities sports-market, which The Sports Business Journal named the top minor-league sports-market in the country in 2015 and second-best minor-league market in its 2017 follow-up ranking.. In 2015, 2017, and again in 2019, the River Bandits earned Ballpark Digest’s award for “Best Charitable Works” in Minor League Baseball, the only club to win that coveted award three times. For more informationvisit www.riverbandits.com or contact General Manager Joe Kubly at (563) 333-2768.

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