The River City Rascals in O'Fallon, Mo. and the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget-- the area's entries in the Frontier League independent baseball league-- are getting ready to start their seasons. The Rascals have several exciting events going on. 

From the River City Rascals...

RIVER CITY RASCALS HOME OPENER
Opening Night, Military Appreciation Night, Mother’s Day on New Turf Field!

O’FALLON, MO – The day is finally here! The Rascals 2017 season begins against the Normal Cornbelters Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th. Celebrate the return of baseball in O’Fallon at CarShield Field on their brand new synthetic turf field! Rascals Opening Weekend is presented by Mercy; fans are invited out to the ballpark to experience the new turf, new concession stands, and meet the new and returning faces on the Rascals roster as they begin their journey to another Frontier League Championship.
Friday, May 12th @ 6:35 PM – Opening Night presented by Mercy

Be the first to see the Rascals take the field on the new synthetic turf, taste new food and beverage items such as the Bypass Sandwich at the Treadmill Grill, the $2 Mystery Beer Stand and our new Wine Slushy’s in Raskies Bar and Lounge. A Budweiser Clydesdale will be on site for photo opportunities for all fans in attendance and children will have the opportunity to get their face painted on the concourse and run the bases after the game.
Saturday, May 13th @ 6:35 PM – Military Appreciation Night presented by Bommarito

Military Appreciation presented by Bommarito Automotive Group will be a night to honor all those who are currently or have served in our nation's military. The US Army will be providing a water bottle giveaway to the first 500 fans though the gate. Multiple military vehicles will be on site as well as "Selfie with a Soldier" with G.I. Johnny. Test your skills with the US Army's Push-Up and Pull-Up challenges or make a card at the Blue Star Mothers table to send to troops. Arrive early to be a part of our pre-game swearing in ceremony. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care will be hosting a Camo Jersey Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle as well as collecting donations to send to troops. A full list of donation items can be found here: http://rivercityrascals.com/media/archived/?article_id=992

One lucky fan will also be entered to in a big screen TV at the game by entering to win at the Bommarito Automotive Group table. As part of a special partnership between H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and Bommarito Automotive Group, a special pricing and donation program has been created. For anyone looking for a new, preowned or leased vehicle, for every car delivered through this program, Bommarito will donate $100.00 to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. Contact Kevin Hall with Bommarito Automotive Group at (314)731-9777 or khall@bommarito.net for details on how you can make a difference. Bommarito Nissan *Hazelwood/Manchester, Honda, VW, Ford, Toyota program stores.
Sunday, May 14th @ 4:05 PM– Mother’s Day presented by Missouri Life Magazine

Bring your mom out for a Mother's Day Celebration presented by Missouri Life! All mom’s get in FREE! And that’s not all; the Rascals will be providing complimentary champagne in the Raskies Bar & Lounge for moms in attendance. This first Raising Cane's Kids Club Sunday will be dedicated to making mom feel special. All adults will receive a copy of Missouri Life magazine as they exit the ballpark. At the conclusion of the game will be a post-game autograph session by Rascals' players and kids can run the bases!

The Rascals goal in 2017 is to bring a championship back to O’Fallon and provide the community with affordable, family fun entertainment all season long! Tickets start at low as $5 and are on sales now by visiting www.RiverCityRascals.com or calling the box office at (636)240-2287. Catered group outings along with season tickets and the Weekends Only Packs are still available but space is limited for Opening Weekend so fans are encouraged to book today!

World-Famous Comedian George Lopez Shooting Scenes for New Cable TV Show
At River City Rascals Game on Thursday, May 18

O’Fallon, Mo – The River City Rascals are very excited to be hosting legendary comedian George Lopez as he films scenes for his new show at CarShield Field. The documentary will follow Lopez across the country as he interacts with everyday people and explores unique superstitions throughout different cultures. Gates open at 5:35 PM CST on May 18 and fans will have the opportunity to interact from the stands with Lopez and potentially be shown when the show airs in August.

During his trip to St. Louis, Lopez will be following local resident Susie Pundmann as she tries to “reverse the curse” she has acquired from singing the National Anthem at Cardinals games. Pundmann sang the Anthem several times for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, but eventual losses after all of her performances led the Redbirds to ban her from any future bookings. As part of the show, Pundmann will be singing the National Anthem before the Rascals game and hoping for a win with Lopez by her side.

Lopez and Pundmann will be filming the first pitch and National Anthem beginning at approximately 6:15 PM. Fans are encouraged to arrive as soon as gates open to secure their seats and have the chance to be entertained by Lopez during pre-game. Tickets for this game can be purchased in advance at www.rivercityrascals.com, by phone at (636) 240-2287, or at the box office. CarShield Field is located one mile north of I-70 in O’Fallon, MO. Tickets for games are as low as $5, and the facility includes several concession stands as well as a bar and lounge.

Rascals Collecting Bottled Water for Flood Victims at CarShield Field in O’Fallon;
Offering Free Tickets to Opening Weekend for Donations

O’Fallon, Mo – Due to the ongoing and devastating flooding occurring across Eastern Missouri, the River City Rascals are making CarShield Field a central donation location for cases of bottled water. The Rascals will be working with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to collect and transport water to those in need. To encourage fans to donate, the Rascals will be offering two free tickets to any of three Opening Weekend games (May 12, 13, or 14th). Fans can find out more about these games including start time and promotional theme by visiting www.rivercityrascals.com.

The process for ticket redemption will be simple; fans will need to bring their water donation to the CarShield Field main entrance and a representative will be on-hand to exchange tickets to the Opening Weekend game of their choice. The Rascals will be accepting donations until Sunday, May 14; hours of operation for donations are listed below.

CarShield and the Rascals are partnering with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to donate over 600 cases of water toward relief efforts. The Rascals will make announcements during their game on Saturday, May 13 of all companies who have helped by donating water or other supplies to the St.Louis Area Foodbank. Pickup or drop-off of supplies by companies can be arranged through the Rascals front office by contacting Rascals VP Lisa Ferreira at lferreira@rivercityrascals.com.

Hours of Operation for Water Drop-offs are as follows:
Friday, May 5- 8 AM- 5 PM
Saturday, May 6- 8 AM- 12 PM
Sunday, May 7- 4 PM- 7 PM
Monday, May 8- 8 AM- 7 PM
Tuesday, May 9- 8 AM- 7 PM
Wednesday, May 10 – 8 AM- 7 PM
Thursday, May 11 – 8 AM- 7 PM
Friday, May 12- 8 AM- 10 PM
Saturday, May 13- 2 PM- 10 PM
Sunday, May 14- 12 PM- 7 PM


 2017 Saint Louis Legends Game Features many ex- Cardinals

The River City Rascals are pleased to announce the partnership of Pella Windows and Doors with the 2017 Saint Louis Legends game. The game is scheduled for August 19th at CarShield Field. The game will feature former Cardinals’ legends Jim Edmonds, Rick Ankiel, Skip Schumaker, Fernando Tatis, John Tudor, and Jason Isringhausen with more legends to come. Local radio celebrities Lux and Tim from 96.3 FM have also joined the line-up for the 7-inning game.

Accredited on the BBB since 1974, Pella Windows and Doors has been proudly serving the Saint Louis metro area for over eighty years. Mention the 2017 Legends Game for a special discount on your windows and doors needs. The only choice for windows and doors in St. Louis: Pella Windows, closing the door on our competition. Visit Pella at pellaofstlouis.com.

Tickets for the Saint Louis Legends Game are available now for $20. Gates will open at noon for the 1 PM game. Reserve your tickets now by calling the Rascals at (636) 240-2287 or buy them online at www.rivercityrascals.com.

There are still a few opportunities left for your company to be part of the Legends Game, but availability is limited. The remaining sponsorship packages are listed below.

Cornerstone Sponsor - $3,500
1 Representative to coach 1st or 3rd base of a STL Legends team on the field
20 Tickets with access to pre-game autograph session
3 PA announcements during the game
Logo on Legends Game signage
Marketing display table the day of the game
Inclusion on social media posts, website, press releases, etc.

Manager - $1,500
1 Representative to manage a STL Legends team on the field
10 regular reserved seat tickets to the game
1 PA announcement during the game
Marketing display table the day of the game
Inclusion on social media posts, website, press releases, etc.

These sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come first serve basis for the STL Legends Game. Packages not only provide a great opportunity to market your business but also include an exclusive once in a lifetime opportunity to be on the field with the former St. Louis Cardinals Legends.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Lisa Ferreira at (636)240-2287 x233 or via email at LFerreira@rivercityrascals.com. To order your tickets call (636)240-2287 or visit rivercityrascals.com/tickets/legendsgame. Stay up to date with everything happening with the Rascals by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat

FOR INFORMATION ON BUYING RASCALS TICKETS:  https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?SponsorID=9123#.WQ94m1PyvL_

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