An affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Quad-Cities River Bandits will be fundraising to benefit Houston-area individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey during the team's final regular-season homestand beginning Saturday.
All proceeds from a 50-50 raffle at all three Labor Day weekend games against Wisconsin will be donated to relief efforts. The team will donate $1 from every ticket sold online to Sunday and Monday's day games to the effort when the purchasers use the code "RELIEF'' during checkout.
The Midwest League will also host an online auction of River Bandits merchandise and memorabilia.
In addition, anyone who donates $10 or more this weekend will receive a free general admission ticket to any Monday-Thursday home game during April of the 2018 season and anyone who donates $500 or more will be rewarded with a free suite rental for one of those same games.
Donation stands will be located throughout Modern Woodmen Park and every dollar donated up to $10,000 will be matched by Minor League Baseball Charities.
"We're hopeful the people of the Quad-Cities community will join us in our efforts to help the thousands of people who have lost so much over the past week,'' River Bandits owner Dave Heller said.