The reigning High-A Central Champions will kick off their season this Friday, April 8 against South Bend Cubs.

The Quad Cities River Bandits will play their season opener away but their first home game will be April 12th at 6:30 p.m.

April 12th will be Teeshirt Tuesday as the River Bandits take on Cedar Rapids.

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It's a fitting game to kick off the home schedule since the Cedar Rapids Kernels were who the River Bandits faced in September to win the championship title.

If you love free stuff (who doesn't?), the River Bandits have a lot of promotions going on this season. Go to a game and you can some free River Bandits swag. They'll be giving away magnets, pint glasses, shirts, and more. Here are some of the ones they have coming up for April:

  • April 12: Teeshirt Tuesday
  • April 13: Magnet Schedule Giveaway
  • April 14: Pint Glass Giveaway
  • April 15: Fireworks/Magnet Schedule Giveaway
  • April 16: Logo Pennant Giveaway
  • April 17: Free GA Ticket for Healthcare Workers/ Freezer Giveaway
  • April 26: Teeshirt Tuesday
  • April 28: Pint Glass Giveaway
  • April 29: Fireworks
  • April 30: Championship Pennant Giveaway

Want to go to a game this summer? You can get tickets to the River Bandits games at this link.

Know any teens who love baseball? The River Bandits are also looking for bat boys for the season! The link to apply is in this Facebook post:

To see the full schedule of promotions and giveaways from the River Bandits this season, click here.

The River Bandits' first game this Friday away against South Bend will begin at 6:05 p.m.

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