Get a ride to Pekin to watch Rocks


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 9:50 pm
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Rock Island High School officials are offering an affordable and comfortable option to getting to Friday's Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship game between the Rocks and Edwardsville Tigers.

The school will have two fan buses to the game, one for students and one for adults.

For students, the cost is $20, which includes a $5 game ticket. Cost for the adult bus is $25, which includes a game ticket.

Bus spots and tickets will be on sale today at the RIHS bookstore from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and inside the circle-drive entrance from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Boarding will begin at 4:30 Friday afternoon in the circle drive and the buses will depart promptly at 5.

For questions or more details, call Charles Butler at (309) 269-3663.












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