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Rascals Celebrate Annual Military Appreciation

O’Fallon, MO: The River City Rascals are excited to announce our annual tribute to those who are currently or have served with Military Appreciation presented by Bommarito Automotive Group. The Rascals will be facing off against the Normal Cornbelters in the second game of the opening series. For this night, all those in the military and their families will receive complimentary admission to the night’s festivities. There will also be a giveaway to the first 500 fans that enter the ballpark provided by the US Army.

The game will take place Opening Weekend on May 13th at CarShield Field. The gates for all fans will open at 5:35 PM, while first pitch will be thrown at 6:35 PM. Before the gates open, Bommarito and US Army will have interactive displays set up next to the main gates. Be sure to arrive early to witness the miltary’s swearing-in ceremony on the field. The US military will be featuring their color guard to present our nation’s colors.

During the night, there will be several activities for all fans in attendance to participate in. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care will be holding a 50/50 raffle starting at the beginning of the night. The winner will be announced during the 7th inning and will be awarded 50% of the raffle’s proceeds. H.E.R.O.E.S Care will also be collecting donations for care package items inside the main gates. All those who donate an item will receive a complimentary popcorn voucher from the Rascals as a thank you for their donation. Donation items being requested include:

  • Beef jerky

  • Chapstick

  • AAA batteries

  • AA batteries

  • Men's deodorant

  • Razors

  • Tweezers

  • Nail clippers

  • Nail files

  • Bagged sunflower seeds

  • Bagged nuts

  • Trail mix

  • Highlighters

  • Sharpies

  • Cough drops

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Hydrocortisone

  • Band-Aids

  • Foot powder

  • Baby combs

  • Hair brushes

  • Vienna sausages

  • Powdered drink mix

  • Raisins

  • Canned tuna

  • Tuna/chicken salad with crackers kits

Show off your strength in the US Army’s Pull-Up Bar and Push-Up Challenges. G.I. Johnny will be in attendance for our “Selfie with a Soldier” promotion. Gateway Blue Star Mothers will be providing fans the opportunity to write cards to troops overseas along with other organization in attendance including the VFW, American Legions, AMVETS, and VVA. Take home a piece of the night by participating in H.E.R.O.E.S. Care silent auction for “Off Their Backs” jerseys.


Bommarito Automotive Group treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

Their experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options

If you know someone who has served or is currently serving and would like to nominate them for the Hometown Heroes program, please visit our website at

Purchase your tickets today by visiting the Rascals online at To have proceeds from your ticket go to H.E.R.O.E.S Care, enter code “USMIL4” when you purchase your ticket online or mention the promo code when ordering your tickets by phone.

The River City Rascals are a professional baseball team located in O’Fallon, Missouri. The organization is a part of the Frontier League, which is an independent baseball league. The Rascals strive to provide affordable fun, family entertainment in a safe and clean environment. Follow us on Twitter @rcrascals and on Facebook and Instagram at “RascalsBaseball”.