Brewers Community Foundation Announces Full Support From Players

A great announcement came today from the Brewers Community Foundation. the official charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.   This year, BCF is proud to announce that 100% of Brewers players have committed to providing financial or in-kind support to the community.   BCF raises financial support for nonprofit organizations in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin, these organizations provide critical services in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.

“I am extremely proud of Milwaukee Brewers baseball players,” said Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation.  “They recognize the meaningful impact they can have by contributing to the community.  The programs supported by players have been phenomenal.”

Norichika Aoki at last year's S.C.O.R.E. event.

Norichika Aoki at last year’s S.C.O.R.E. event.

Through various community initiatives during the season, Brewers players, coaches, alumni, wives and staff members provide continuous support to organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area, including monetary contributions, time and special appearances.

Earlier this month, the Brewers announced a new community initiative called “Beyond the Diamond,” which features a series of community outreach events that will take place throughout the season.  The program is built around a partnership between Brewers Community Foundation, players, coaches, alumni, wives and team personnel working hands-on in the community.

“Beyond the Diamond” events this year will include “S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day,” hospital visits, a playground build, and a Habitat for Humanity project.  Each month from May through August, all players, coaches and team personnel will be divided into groups to attend at least one of the following community outreach events:

  • May 8 (Basic Needs) Habitat Build-a-Thon
  • May 21 (Education) S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day
  • June 6 (Health) Children’s Hospital Visit
  • July 22 (Recreation) KaBoom Playground Build
  • August 20 (Health) VA Hospital Visit

We will have full reports from each of these events here on the blog.  I think it is going to be neat that not just players and coaches will be involved in these projects, but also front office staff.  For more information, please visit Brewers.com/community.  Congratulations to BCF and a special thank you to our players for understanding the importance of giving back to our community!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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