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Brewers Partner with Shatterproof

The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) have once again teamed up with Shatterproof, a national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease,

On Tuesday, May 5 at Miller Park when the team takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Brewers will celebrate “Shatterproof Day.” Representatives from Shatterproof will be at Miller Park distributing literature and raising awareness for their cause. That same day, Shatterproof is hosting Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee, a fundraiser where individuals and groups raise money to be able to rappel down the Hilton City Center.  In addition, Brewers Community Foundation will make a financial contribution towards the organization.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Shatterproof and contribute to their battle against addiction,” said BCF Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We appreciate the work they do to raise funds and awareness, and we look forward to welcoming them to Miller Park next month.”

Shatterproof was started by Gary Mendell who lost his son, Brian, to the disease of addiction.  Following the tragic loss of his son, Gary committed himself to ensure others do not have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to the disease of addiction.  Shatterproof is in its infancy as a national organization, but is building a national movement to decisively tackle the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and bridge the gap in addiction resources.

For more information on Shatterproof, please visit shatterproof.org. For information on Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee visit www.rappelmilwaukee.org.

Seventh Annual “Field of Sweet Dreams” Set for July 25; Tickets on Sale Wednesday, May 27 for Sleepover at Miller Park

The seventh annual “Field of Sweet Dreams,” presented by FirstMerit Bank and Kemp’s, Copps, & Pick ‘n Save, is set to take place on Saturday, July 25. At this event, Brewers fans of all ages are invited to bring their camping gear and spend the night under the stars at Miller Park.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 27 starting at 10 a.m.

”Campers” will have exclusive access to the US Cellular Power Playground, take  private tours of Miller Park and enjoy visits from the World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer. Guests will be able to act out their best Carlos Gomez impression while playing catch on the same field as the Brewers centerfielder.

To top it off, fans will take in the Brewers game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the Miller Park scoreboard and enjoy a full-length family-friendly movie after.   The evening will wrap up with a bedtime story read by Brewers players before lights out.

In addition to the evening’s activities, guests will receive special gifts, dinner, snacks during the movie, breakfast in the morning, non-alcoholic beverages throughout the night and more.  Campers will also have the chance to win Brewers tickets, memorabilia, and one-of-a-kind fan experiences such as the opportunity to throw out a first pitch.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Age 13 and older – $115

Age 3-12 – $80

Age 2 and under – FREE

A responsible adult (parent or guardian) must accompany all guests under the age of 17, with a maximum of four (4) minors per adult (this will be strictly enforced upon registration).  Alcohol will not be served or sold during the family-friendly event, and carry-ins of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.  Fans can order tickets online at brewers.com/sweetdreams or by calling 414-902-4452.

Empire State Building Lights Up in Team Colors in Celebration of Opening Day

On Monday, New York’s Empire State Building rotated the colors of all 30 teams in honor of Opening Day 2015.

Here’s the building in Brewers colors:

On Monday, April 6, the Empire State Building was lit in Brewers colors in honor of Opening Day.

On Monday, April 6, the Empire State Building was lit in Brewers colors in honor of Opening Day.

To view all of the other teams’ colors, click here.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Community Foundation Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle;” Biking Event set for Saturday, August 8

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) has launched an exciting new event, “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

“Brewers Community Foundation is very excited to host the first ever ‘Hitting 4 the Cycle’ benefit bike ride,” said BCF Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “This is a great opportunity to positively address critical issues in our community by supporting four quality organizations, all while enjoying a bike ride in our community and capping it off with a Brewers game.”

Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs, the Paul Fleckenstein Trust and the Lowlands Group.  The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting the benefit bike ride.

For more information or to sign up, please visit brewers.com/bcf.

Brewers Community Foundation Hosts “Pearls for Teen Girls” Participants

Today, Brewers Community Foundation hosted 15 “Pearls for Teen Girls” participants at Miller Park.

Pearls for Teen Girls focuses on assuring success for young ladies striving to be successful in school and life.  Today, the girls were here to learn more about the Brewers and careers from women in the Brewers front office including Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, Cecelia Gore; Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw; Director of Accounting, Vicki Wise; and VP of Entertainment & Broadcasting, Aleta Mercer.

The girls also enjoyed a tour of the ballpark, had lunch, played a trivia game and got to meet Hank the Ballpark Pup:

Thanks to the young ladies for coming out today; we hope you learned a lot and enjoyed your time at Miller Park!

 

Rob Deer to Attend His All-Fan Bobblehead Giveaway Day on Sunday

In April of 1987, a photo of Rob Deer celebrating after hitting the game-tying home run on Easter Sunday which would help give the Crew their 12th straight win to start the season, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated:

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Twenty-eight years later he’s immortalized in bobblehead form:

DEERFans can get the first of our #20in15 All-Fan Giveaways this Sunday as the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates… and Rob Deer himself will be on-hand to help celebrate the occasion.

Rob Deer

The former slugger will get the game underway as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch. He will also be available at 1:10 for autographs for 45 minutes on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations at Miller Park.

Do you have a question for Rob Deer? Submit it on Twitter using #BrewersOnTap and Jeff Levering will try to get it answered when he also interviews Rob for the Brewers On Tap podcast.

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s contest against the Pirates. Fans can also celebrate (414) Spring Madness and save up to 50% off on select tickets.  In addition, the team will honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park.

For a complete list of the Brewers 20 All-Fan Giveaways in 2015, click here.

– Cait

@CMOYER

Red Schoendienst Inducted Into the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll

Today, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association induct edHall of Famer Red Schoendienst into the Braves Honor Roll in a ceremony at Miller Park. The Braves Honor Roll is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side (near the Main Gate).

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A 10-time All-Star, Schoendienst played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and the Milwaukee Braves. The second baseman appeared in 2,216 games, collected 2,449 hits and batted .289 lifetime. He was acquired by the Milwaukee Braves in a midseason trade from the Giants in 1957 and led the National League with 200 hits that season. His acquisition by the Braves played an integral role in claiming the 1957 World Series championship. The following season, Schoendienst appeared in 106 games for the Braves as he helped lead Milwaukee to a second straight pennant.

Altogether during his Major League career, Schoendienst finished in the top 10 in MVP voting four times, including third in 1957. He later went on to manage the Cardinals to a World Series title in 1967 and a National League pennant in 1968. Schoendienst was voted into the Baseball of Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1989.

The induction was emceed by Brewers public address announcer Robb Edwards and, although the 92-year-old Schoendienst was not able to attend the unveiling event, Bob Buege, president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association did read a note from Red expressing his gratitude for this recognition.

Here are a few other photos from today’s event:

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We also livestreamed the event using Periscope,

There are 13 additional members of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll, including Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Del Crandall (2012), Hank Aaron (2012), Gene Conley (2013) and Joe Torre (2014).

New Collectible Cups at Miller Park

When you’re through enjoying a tasty beverage at Miller Park this season, you can take home one of these new souvenir cups from Delaware North:

Sweet new cups at Miller Park. #CollectThemAll #Brewers

A photo posted by brewers (@brewers) on

Currently, Carlos Gomez and Scooter Gennett are featured, but you’ll also see Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Matt Garza throughout the season.

Enjoy!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Spring Madness (414) Invades Miller Park This Weekend

Brewers baseball is finally underway and to help celebrate the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park this Friday through Sunday. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.

The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park this Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, when the team takes on the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series.  For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs, and $4 nachos.

The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/springmadness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park.

Tickets remain for all three games of the series, including Sunday’s first “All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway,” a Rob Deer Bobblehead celebrating his famous 1987 Easter Sunday home run:

MLB Annouces “Franchise Four” Campaign for 2015 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball today announced the launch of the “Franchise Four” campaign, which will allow fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport’s history.  The winners of the month-long period of fan voting on MLB.com/FranchiseFour will be announced during pregame ceremonies before Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on FOX.

Beginning today and running through Friday, May 8, fans can visit MLB.com/FranchiseFour to select the four most impactful players who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. 

The Brewers ballot includes: Ryan Braun, Cecil Cooper, Prince Fielder, Rollie Fingers, Jim Gantner, Paul Molitor, Gorman Thomas and Robin Yount.

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An additional write-in option will be available to fans on the ballot, which also can be accessed via mobile devices. The eight players were selected based on the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel, in consultation with the 30 Clubs.  The panel was asked to identify “the most impactful players who best represent the history of each franchise (or special category)” for the ballot.

The panelists were MLB’s Official Historian John Thorn and representatives from MLB’s official statistician, the Elias Sports Bureau; MLB.com; MLB Network; and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA).  In addition to the 30 franchises, fans can vote for three special categories: the “Greatest Living Players”; the greatest Negro Leagues Players; and the sport’s greatest Pioneers, encompassing players whose careers began more than a century ago.

MLB Chief Operating Officer Tony Petitti said: “The All-Star Game is a celebration of the National Pastime, and Cincinnati’s rich baseball heritage makes it a perfect venue to highlight the great players who are synonymous with our Clubs and those who played pivotal roles in the game’s history.  We believe that the Franchise Four campaign will engage fans in a fun and meaningful way and will link the past and the present in the manner that Baseball does so uniquely.”

 

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