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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

BREAKING: Quad Cities River Bandits Opens 2021 Season in May, Home Opener May 11

February 18th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad Cities River Bandits Opens 2021 Season in May, Home Opener May 11

BREAKING NEWS: While Major League Baseball is scheduled to start spring training Feb. 28 and Opening Day is April 1, the Quad Cities River Bandits will return to play a 120-game schedule, with their season opener on the road Tuesday, May 4, 2021, against the South Bend Cubs. The River Bandits home opener will be on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park. Single game tickets will go on sale Monday, April 19. Anyone who purchased tickets or vouchers for games in 2020 can exchange those tickets at the River Bandits’ box office for any... Read More

Check Out Save Our Stages Fest, But Also Donate Closer To Home To Local Artists And Venues

October 16th, 2020
Check Out Save Our Stages Fest, But Also Donate Closer To Home To Local Artists And Venues

This weekend, YouTube and the National Independent Venue Association are doing an awesome thing for local music venues nationwide, and I’m sure many of you have heard about the star-studded Save Our Stages Fest. It’s the kind of huge, publicity-grabbing event that gets a ton of attention with people in markets across the country. Which is a good thing, because it’s for a good cause, and it needs to get in front of a large group of people to make that positive impact. I do not begrudge that at all, and I wholeheartedly encourage people to check it out, and any other event of that... Read More

Quad City River Bandits Cancel Season

July 1st, 2020
Quad City River Bandits Cancel Season

There will be no joy in Mudville, or Davenport, again this year. The Quad City River Bandits have canceled their season, in accordance with Major League Baseball’s decision to cancel the entirety of the 2020 minor league season. This is the second year in a row the Bandits’ season has been decimated, as the 2019 season was destroyed due to flooding in downtown Davenport. The outlook for the Bandits, minor league baseball and the mood surrounding the announcement is grim, especially given previous discussions to contract the number of teams in the minor leagues earlier this year and... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019
QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More