Baseball season is finally upon us! It’s time to start rooting for our Quad Cities River Bandits!

The QC River Bandit’s Opening Day is this Thursday, April 6. There will be pregame fireworks, a magnet schedule giveaway and Thirsty Thursday specials. The game is scheduled for 6:35pm against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. You can check out the following link for this season’s schedule:

Also scheduled for this weekend is the one and only bi-state Bandits Race to Home 5K and Kids Fun Run! Presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and the Quad City Times, this event will take place on Saturday, April 8 at 9am. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Bandit Scholars Program, which funds three college scholarships each year for Quad Cities youth and is administered by the Community Foundation.

Registration for the 5K and Kids Fun Run race is open until the day of the event. Registration includes a ticket to a baseball game. Cost for the 5K is $30 if registered prior to the day of the race, and $35 if not. The cost of the Fun Run (ages 12 and under) is $10. You can register online at:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9am. The Fun Run begins at 10am. The course will begin at Modern Woodmen Park at 209 S Gaines Street Davenport. The course map can be found at:

Grab your peanuts and crackerjacks, and head on out to the ball game! Then, grab your running shoes and help out a great cause!





Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.