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The Rock River Raptors of the United Indoor Football League are looking for a busload of fansliterally. The Raptors are sponsoring a bus trip to see the team play their division rivals, the Bloomington Extreme, at U.S. Cellular Stadium in Bloomington, Ill., Saturday, June 16.
This will be the rubber game of the series between the two rivals. Both teams have won on the road so far this year. The Extreme beat the Raptors 54-47 in an overtime game at the MetroCentre Friday night, May 25. In March, the Raptors picked up their first win of the season by pummeling the Extreme 53-20 in Bloomington.
The bus will leave from the Holiday Inn parking lot at East State Street and Bell School Road at 4 p.m., June 16. Fans should arrive 30 to 45 minutes early.
Cost of the trip is $50, and includes a ticket to the game, food and beverage and round-trip bus transportation. Only 50 seats are available. To ensure your spot, call the Raptors front office at (815) 965-7000. The trip will require 30 or more fans signed and paid prior to the event.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
from the June 13-19, 2007, issue