The annual gift of $15,000 will cover expenses for a second-year student at one of the Muscatine, Quad Cities and Clinton campuses. From WVIK:
Eastern Iowa President Don Doucette says the River Bandits Scholarship shows the shared commitment of the team to the Quad Cities.
“As a place that attracts, recruits, and retains talent, especially youthful talent. Because we know the future of our organizations and communities depend upon that talent. And things like scholarships, education programs, and the amenities provided here by the River Bandits matter.”
Team owners Dave Heller and Roby Smith have previously given similar gifts to Augustana College and Saint Ambrose University, for a total commitment now (with EICC) of nearly $80,000 a year.