Go Wild!

Go Wild! – November 28th, 2018

Hey readers, it’s Rachel.

I hope you all are staying warm out there!  To get you dreaming of warmer days, visitSI has some exciting news for the area for next summer!  The Southern Illinois Miners recently made a big announcement for our region.  In May, Softball Canada (official Canadian National Softball Olympic team) will play an approximate 25 game National Pro Fastpitch schedule at Rent One Park!  The exact dates are TBA.  How cool is that?!  The team will be known as the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois and will call Southern Illinois their home while they train for the 2020 Olympics.  Yep, the Olympics!  Most noteworthy, they are currently ranked third in the world by the World Baseball-Softball Confederation.  In August, they finished third at the 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship. 

Go Wild!

VisitSI is SO excited to be the presenting sponsor for this team and to partner with the Southern Illinois Miners as well as the NPF to make this a terrific experience for players, attendees, and all involved.


Show Your Support, Too!

So, how can you get involved in this unique event?  Come support the Canadian Wild when they play at Rent One Park!  It’s projected that ticket prices will be under $10 for each game.  There will be plenty of Wild merch for sale during the games so make sure you check out the team store at the ballpark.  Give the box office a call at 618-998-8499 to find out more information about getting your hands on some cool Wild gear today!  Even more, hop on your smart phones and follow Canadian Wild on all social media platforms for updates as well.  If you aren’t following visitSI already, give us a like to stay in the know when we post exciting information about our area!  



Thanks for reading another one of my ramblings.  Stay tuned for my next entry where I’ll talk about where to find unique gifts at local shops for my favorite holiday… Christmas!  If you have any questions, certainly reach out to us (618) 997-3690.  Stop by our office, too because we love visitors!