It’s Father’s Day Weekend: Call Up Dad to Have a Catch
Father’s Day is always a great day at the ballpark. There’s just something special about taking in a game with your dad.
This year, the Brewers are celebrating in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate along with us!
First, we’ve got a few special Father’s Day e-cards that you can share:
Also, don’t forget about our #BrewersAllStarDad contest. Submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram by Sunday night for your chance to win a night in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s suite.
Speaking of Brewers All-Star Dads, many of the Brewers players are fathers themselves. I’ve been hard at work collecting photos of Brewers players with their kids, and/or with their dads. I’ll be adding to this gallery over the weekend and you’ll see these photos on our social media platforms as well.
We’re also celebrating with plenty of blue as as Major League Baseball has once again teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to dedicate Father’s Day to the fight against prostate cancer. Here are just a few of the examples of blue you might see when you tune in to the Brewers vs. Rockies game on Sunday:
- MLB blue ribbon wristbands
- Ribbon decals on uniforms
- Blue dugout lineup cards
- Father’s Day base jewels
Through the “Keep Dad in the Game” program, MLB will also be stressing the importance of regular prostate exams as a means of prevention and early detection of prostate cancer. This year also marks participation of MLB players in the 20th annual Home Run Challenge, through which fans can make a monetary pledge for each home run hit during all scheduled MLB games from Monday, June 15-Sunday, June 21. The program has raised approximately $45 million since its inception. Fans can pledge at homerunchallenge.org.
This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Prostate cancer affected my family when my dad was diagnosed with the disease in 2007 at age 59, after having a screening. He had surgery in early 2008 to remove his prostate. It was a scary time for our family, but after five years, he is now cancer-free and officially cured.
I’m so grateful that my dad is alive and well today and I hope that the efforts of MLB continue help keep more dads in the game.
I want to wish my dad a very Happy Father’s Day. I love you dad. Thank you for introducing me to this great game. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the dads out there–Go BREWERS!