RBI Athlete of the Month: Keaton Rock

Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.

This month’s honoree is Keaton Rock. Keaton is a junior at St. Francis High School and has been an RBI participant with the Hillside Boys & Girls Club for the past 7 years. Keaton is a very skilled pitcher and a good first baseman. Keaton pitched a 6-0 no hitter against the Twins RBI during the Championship game last week. With Keaton’s stellar pitching helped advance his team, for the first time, to the World Series game in Cincinnati next month. When Keaton is not playing baseball, he dedicates his time to mentor and train the RBI youth players.

Keaton Rock

Congratulations, Keaton, keep up the great work!

 

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Community Foundation & U.S. Cellular to Host Kids from Little Brewers Program

Tomorrow, Brewers Community Foundation and U.S. Cellular will host 500 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee for the Brewers 1:10 pm contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is all part of the Little Brewers Baseball Program, which gives local children an opportunity to play organized baseball. Prior to the game, Little Brewers participants will enjoy a tailgate in the Yount & Uecker parking lots.

During the tailgate, Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM will stop by and interact with the kids. In addition, Brewers Community Foundation and U.S. Cellular will present a check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee to help support the Little Brewers Baseball Program in a pregame ceremony.

The Little Brewers Baseball Program gives Wisconsin children, ages 6 through 9, an opportunity to play in an organized baseball program each summer through their local Boys & Girls Club chapters. The program receives $10,000 in support from Brewers Community Foundation and $10,000 from U.S. Cellular, which is the corporate sponsor for the Little Brewers Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee administers the Little Brewers program.

 

Brewers Wives Prepare Meal at Fisher House Wisconsin

 

As part of the Brewers Wives Dinner Delivery Program, several Brewers Wives gathered to prepare and cook a hot meal for the families at Fisher House Wisconsin this evening.

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The house provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

 

 

Brewers Community Achievers: Miguel Green

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree is Miguel Green. Miguel started as a volunteer with  Milwaukee RBI since its inception in 2007.

Miguel Green

He now serves as the Boys & Girls Club Director of Baseball and Softball Program.  Miguel works tirelessly in mentoring youth athletes, maintaining baseball fields and providing resources needed to succeed in school and after graduation. Miguel’s dedication helped lead the Milwaukee RBI 18U league to the RBI World Series game in Cincinnati next month.

Thank you, Miguel, for your continued support of the youth in the community and the Brewers RBI Program. Good luck in Cincinnati!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

 

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COMPLETES DONATION TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES EASTERN WISCONSIN

Today, Brewers Community Foundation, along with Bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill, visited Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to donate 20 custom-made mirrors for the various sleeping rooms throughout the house. The contribution concludes a commitment to outfit all 77 of the rooms with the colorful, custom model mirrors which feature encouraging phrases such as “You are Beautiful,” “Strength,” “Hope,” “Cherish Family,” “Play Games,” “Dream Big” and “Support.”

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They presented the final mirrors to RMHC and helped  to install them in several rooms on the premises. In addition, to the donation, Brewers Wives prepared lunch for the families and took a tour of the house.

Brewers Wives

Since 1984, the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee has helped provide housing for families whose children are receiving medical care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or other area hospitals. The house has provided over 36,000 stays, with families coming from 569 Wisconsin communities, all 50 states and many countries around the world. Brewers Community Foundation has supported the house in a variety of ways throughout the years. This includes Brewers Wives meal deliveries, funding of the play structure, building the peace garden and the art therapy room.

KELLEN KASPER HIRED BY BREWERS AS ASSOCIATE CORPORATE COUNSEL

The Milwaukee Brewers today named Kellen Kasper to the new position of associate corporate counsel.

Kasper joins the organization from Foley & Lardner LLP, where he has worked as a litigation associate since September 2010.  He previously spent one year as a sports law clinical intern with the Brewers in 2009.

Kasper, Kellen

Kasper will officially begin his role with the Brewers on August 22 and will report to the Brewers Vice President – General Counsel Marti Wronski.

Kasper is a 2007 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (cum laude) in 2010.

A native of Mequon, Wisconsin, he and his wife, Krysten, reside in Whitefish Bay.

Brewers Wives Distribute Lunches as Part of Salvation Army’s “Feed the Kids” Summer Meal Program

Today the Brewers Wives were in the community helping distribute lunches, along with frozen treats from the Brewers Treat Truck, for the Salvation Army’s “Feed the Kids” Summer Meal Program at Carver Park.

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The Salvation Army Feed the Kids Summer Lunch Program feeds hundreds of children in underserved areas every day during the summer months.

-Cait

 

Family Day Fun at Miller Park

Today was the annual “Family Day” at Miller Park, a fun-filled event where the family members of players and coaches get to come on the field and play baseball, visit with the mascots, take photos and participate in other fun activities before the game.

As expected, much cuteness ensued.

There was new dad Andy Wilkins:

And that's what it's all about. #Brewers #FamilyDay

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Today’s starter, Junior Guerra and his family:

The Counsells, posing for a family photo:

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Family time with the mascots:

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Kids participating in Major League Moment with their dads:

an adorable first pitch:

and Rowan Counsell yelling “Play Ball!”

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Family Day is always a highly-anticipated day for players and their families and it looks like once again, fun was had by all. Now let’s cap the day off with a win over the Cubs!

-Cait

@CMoyer

MILLER PARK WELCOMES 40 MILLIONTH FAN TODAY

Miller Park has been home to many great Brewers moments, and today marks another very special occasion as total regular season attendance will eclipse the 40 million mark. Miller Park, which opened in 2001, is currently celebrating its 15th Anniversary. 
“We are grateful to each and every fan who walks through the Miller Park gates, and they have consistently delivered in their incredible support of the team” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We are proud to have Miller Park as our home and we will continue to place the highest priority on creating the best baseball entertainment experience possible.” 

There are 33 home games remaining this season, including great matchups against division rivals, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Tickets are still available for popular promotions including Free-Shirt Fridays, All-Fan Sundays and the final installment of the Brewers Postgame Concert Series, presented by 94.5 KTI Country, featuring Kip Moore. 

Fans can purchase tickets, by calling (414) 902-4000, online at Brewers.com or by visiting the Miller Park ticket windows. 

7-Year-Old Liamani Segura Wows Crowd with Rendition of National Anthem

Last year, young Liamani Segura wowed the crowd with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem at just 6 years old.

Tonight, the now 7-year-old Liamani blew the crowd away once again before a crowd of 44,000 plus, so we just had to share the video here with you.

She received a big ovation from the crowd and rave reviews among the players and coaches as well, as they gathered to congratulate her on her performance on her way off the field:

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Liamani is of no relation to the former Brewers shortstop. To learn more about the little girl with the big voice, you can check out her website at LiamaniSegura.com.

-Cait

@CMoyer

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