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Raiders host Education Appreciation Night on June 21

2014 season kickoff graphicThe Racine Raiders open their 2014 season against the Leyden (Ill.) Lions on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Historic Horlick Athletic Field.

The evening is dubbed “Education Appreciation Night.” The team has several activities planned for the evening including clowns, the Racine Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps, scholarship presentations and a special giveaway to one school in the Racine Unified School
District (RUSD).

The Racine Raiders will give $500 to one school in RUSD during a special halftime drawing.

Employees of RUSD will receive half-price admission when they show their RUSD identification card at the Historic Horlick Athletic Field ticket windows on the day of game. They’ll also receive an entry form with each ticket purchased to enter their school into the random drawing for the $500 prize.

The Raiders will also present scholarships to four graduating seniors from Racine County at halftime. The Raiders distribute four, $500 scholarships annually through a competitive process.

Racine Kilties LogoThe world-famous Racine Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps continue a regular tradition and will perform at halftime.

There are also activities for kids planned. Cuddles and Billy Boy, two area clowns, will be available from 6-8 p.m. to make balloon animals and paint the Racine Raiders logo on kid’s faces.

The Racine Raiders have again teamed up with the Racine Journal Times for a bike giveaway at every home game. Instead of having kids collect autographs in the Racine Raiders yearbook, the team is challenging kids with a scavenger hunt for different items or information at each game. Everyone who competes the scavenger hunt by a specified time will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two bikes.

In addition, RelyLocal Racine/Kenosha will be on-site selling RelyLocal Rewards Cards for $15. Anyone that purchases a RelyLocal Rewards Card at the game will receive a coupon good for $5 off of a minimum $15 purchase at the Trading Post that night only. The card is good for discounts at hundreds of local businesses in Racine and Kenosha.