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What’s The Good News In Illinois And Iowa For November, Quad-Cities?

November 21st, 2022

What are you thankful for this week? It’s thanksgiving week and there are plenty of positive news stories to tell and things to be thankful for here in the Quad-Cities. So what are some of the great things happening in and around the area? Here’s a rundown of some of them, in our latest monthly What’s The Good News segment, here on QuadCities.com and on KWQC-TV 6’s “Paula Sands Live.” Let’s take a look, and happy Thanksgiving! Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of QC River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser  Milan, Ill. – As a 100% Hispanic-owned business, Group O was proud... Read More

Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of Quad-Cities River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser

November 10th, 2022
Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of Quad-Cities River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser

As a 100% Hispanic-owned business, Group O was proud to partner with the Quad Cities River Bandits this baseball season to celebrate the Hispanic and Latino communities by sponsoring “Bandidos del Río de las Ciudades Cuádruples”, Minor League Baseball’s (MiLB) “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup” series. During each “Copa Wednesday” home game, Bandits players wore a specialty “Bandidos del Río” uniform featuring Rascal wearing a sombrero and signature bandana in a serape-inspired design. These jerseys were auctioned off and raised $2,500 to be donated to a local charity... Read More

Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For September!

September 12th, 2022
Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For September!

Looking for some positive news? Look no further! Every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” partner up for What’s The Good News, a look at great things happening in and around the Quad-Cities community. So what’s the good news for this month? Well… Genesis and River Bandits Honor Addy Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits honored Home Runs for Life recipient Addy Hosette, 10, of Charlotte, Iowa at their game Sept. 9. Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits have been partnering since 2016 to recognize the success stories of Genesis physical therapy and rehabilitation... Read More

Quad Cities River Bandits to Help Kick Off Genesis Flu-Free QC Effort at Sept. 6 Game

September 5th, 2022
Quad Cities River Bandits to Help Kick Off Genesis Flu-Free QC Effort at Sept. 6 Game

Area elementary school kids can step up to the plate and get a free flu shot at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday, September 6 to gain free entry to the Quad Cities River Bandits game. The event will kick off the annual Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities campaign that has provided more than 100,000 free flu vaccinations to elementary school students across the region for the past 15 years. This year’s goal is to reach pre-COVID-19 levels of 7,000-8,000 flu shots in 80 elementary schools across the region and to continue the past two years of mild flu seasons. The line-up for Tuesday, September 6: •... Read More

Iowa Field Of Dreams Hosting Game By Quad City River Bandits

April 21st, 2022
Iowa Field Of Dreams Hosting Game By Quad City River Bandits

Minor League Baseball has announced the August 9 game between the Quad Cities River Bandits and Cedar Rapids Kernels will take place at the now iconic MLB ballpark next to the historic Field of Dreams movie site near Dyersville, Iowa. Similar to last year’s MLB at Field of Dreams game in Dyersville where the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox donned throwback jerseys that replicated their 1919 uniforms, the host River Bandits will become the Davenport Blue Sox (their name during the 1913-1916, 1929-1933 and 1934-1937 seasons), while the visiting Kernels will become the Cedar Rapids Bunnies... Read More

BREAKING: Quad City River Bandits Named Team Of The Year By Baseball Digest

April 13th, 2022
BREAKING: Quad City River Bandits Named Team Of The Year By Baseball Digest

The Quad City River Bandits have definitely hit a home run with the folks at Baseball Digest magazine — they’ve been named minor league Team of the Year by the sports mag. River Bandits owner Dave Heller was given the award Tuesday night at a ceremony prior to the team’s home opener against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park. Baseball Digest’s Kevin Reichardt presented Heller the award, and the owner of the Kansas City minor league affiliate was understandably chuffed to receive it. “We are so honored to receive Ballpark Digest’s 2021... Read More

Quad City River Bandits Begin Home Season TONIGHT!

April 12th, 2022
Quad City River Bandits Begin Home Season TONIGHT!

The Quad City River Bandits began their season last Friday but they’ll be opening their home season at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park with a game Tuesday night! Let’s get ready for some baseball! More info? Click here.  Read More

What’s The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

April 5th, 2022
What's The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

There’s no April Fool’s here, just positive news about the Quad-Cities in our latest What’s The Good News column! Want to read some uplifting, GOOD news about the Quad-Cities? Read on! Rock Island Academy Starts Coding Camp Rock Island Academy started a new club this year, Leopards Who Code. The club meets every week and meetings consist of friendship activities, learning the history of computers and coding, and coding projects like video games, apps, artistic design, and more. The club is for any 3rd-6th grade Leopard who’s interested in learning about technology. The club meets every... Read More

League Champion River Bandits Are Champions For Genesis Children’s Health Initiatives

October 19th, 2021
League Champion River Bandits Are Champions For Genesis Children’s Health Initiatives

Major League Baseball’s High-A Central champion Quad Cities River Bandits continue to be champions for children’s health. Now the team is issuing a challenge to others to support Genesis Foundation children’s health initiatives by matching their contributions. The River Bandits organization, which capped a great season on the field with a High-A Central League championship, the team’s fourth in the last ten seasons, announced today it is teaming up with the Genesis Foundation to encourage businesses and individuals throughout the Quad Cities to support children’s health. The Bandits are... Read More

River Bandits Announce Challenge Grant To Support Genesis Children’s Health Initiatives

October 17th, 2021
River Bandits Announce Challenge Grant To Support Genesis Children’s Health Initiatives

WHO: The Quad Cities River Bandits and Genesis Foundation. WHAT: High-A Central Champion River Bandits will announce details of a challenge grant supporting Genesis children’s health initiatives.  WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18. WHERE: Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport. See you there!  Read More