FanFest sets new standard for RiverHawks excitement
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February 12, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Visitors to Rockford RiverHawks FanFest 2007 got to see three former Chicago Cubs, a foursome of former Rockford Peaches, RiverHawks past and present, and a sneak peak at the team’s new look.

Hundreds of fans came to the annual event, held Sunday at Cousin’s Bar & Grill, to meet Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, seven-time all-star Lee Smith, four-time batting champion Bill Madlock and former RiverHawk Jason Shelley, who holds Frontier League strikeout and ERA records. Fans lined up for autographs and photo opportunities and joined in question-and-answer sessions with the players as well as members of the RiverHawks organization.

“Based on the excitement level and the buzz surrounding Sunday’s event, I’d have to say that this is the biggest FanFest yet,” general manager Josh Olerud said.

Fans were treated both to a preview of the makeup of the 2007 team, as well as the privilege of being the first in Rockford to see the team’s new logos.

The RiverHawks are the Western Division champions of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. Advertising, season-ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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