Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen to Host "Rally for Healthy Babies"

January 20, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Peoria Rivermen News Release

Peoria, Ill. (January 20, 2009) - The Peoria Rivermen will host the March of Dimes "Rally for Healthy Babies" on Sunday, February 22 during their game with the Quad City Flames. The rally will serve as a celebration of all babies and will include fun and information for all in attendance.

Tickets to the game are available for $15 and $5 from each ticket will be donated to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. They are dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Only tickets purchased through Director of Community Relations Lisa Broadhurst or directly through the March of Dimes will benefit the organization. Ms. Broadhurst may be contacted at (309) 676-1040 or at

Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently-used baby clothes to the game to benefit the Crittenton Crisis Nursery. The nursery provides free 24-hour, 365-day childcare for families in crisis situations.

Hissy Fits Children's Shoppe will put on an intermission baby race across the carpeted ice. All babies picked to participate will win great prizes from Hissy Fits. Register your baby for a chance to take part in this event online at

It's also a Sunday which means it's another Comcast/Journal Star/Fun on the Run/Coke Family Day. All hot dogs, sodas and chips will be available for $1 each for one hour prior to the game. There will also be free face-painting, balloon animals and inflatable games.

The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. but the fun starts at 2 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets for any Rivermen game, please visit or call (309) 676-1040.

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