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Rascals bring back peanut-free section for ’09

The team will partner with a local group to promote the special section.If you have a kid in elementary school, you know how many children today suffer from nut allergies. That’s what makes the ongoing offering of a peanut-free section by the River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) so important: despite the massive amount of work it is to clean and maintain the area, there’s a large group of appreciating kids and parent who normally wouldn’t visit your ballpark.

The Rascals are setting up peanut-free section 109 during all Wednesday home games for the upcoming 2009 season. The Rascals are happy to partner with Gateway FEAST again for this promotion.

Gateway FEAST (Food allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team) is an educational support group of volunteers dedicated to providing resources, support, social activities and encouragement to families coping with these allergic conditions, as well as to raising awareness and educating the community regarding the unique needs of these families.

In support of Gateway FEAST, the River City Rascals have re-designated section 109 during every Wednesday home game as a “Peanut-Free Section.” Here fans with such food allergies can come to a baseball game and avoid the hazards that peanuts can cause on their health.

The Rascals operations crew will pay special attention to section 109 on Wednesdays, thoroughly cleaning it of all peanut shells and peanut dust that can be harmful to those with allergies. Aramark Sports & Entertainment, the Rascals official food & beverage partner, will also do their part to ensure the safety of fans in that area as it will halt all peanut vendors from entering the section during games.

Making his popular return in 2009 to section 109 on Wednesday games will be “Peanut Pete,” who is the official usher guard of section 109 and ensures it stays peanut-free.