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Girl Scout Night at Miller Park

Earlier this week, we hosted Boy Scout Night at Miller Park and tonight, we are pleased to host Girl Scout Night!

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Jimmy Tatro Throws Ceremonial First Pitch at Brewers vs. Mets Game

Tonight, we are pleased  have Jimmy Tatro in the house!

Jimmy  has acted in feature films 22 Jump Street and Grown Ups 2, along with his YouTube Channel, Life According to Jimmy.

Jimmy threw out the first pitch prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Mets game.

Jimmy Tatro throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Brewers vs. Mets game on July 25, 2014.  Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Jimmy Tatro throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Brewers vs. Mets game on July 25, 2014.
Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Wesley Washington

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 Wesley Washington.

Wesley is a sophomore and three-sport athlete at Nicolet High School.
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Although, Wesley has faced a number of challenges this summer, he continues to keep his spirits up and maintains a positive outlook on his future.

Congratulations, Wesley. Keep up the good work.

Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!

RBI Group

When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF  and include our handle, @Brewers.

That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation! 

We won $7500 the last three months, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

In addition, we are proud to host the 2014 RBI Central Regional Tournament  at Miller Park! Seven leagues will be competing in the junior, senior and softball divisions this weekend, with the championship game to be played here on Monday, July 28. RBI teams will be represented by the host (Brewers RBI), the Cubs RBI, White Sox RBI, Minnesota RBI, St. Louis RBI, Kansas City, MO RBI, and Kansas City, KS RBI.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Now This is a Story All About How…Will Smith Ended Up with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air Jersey

I’ve said it before. When your name is Will Smith, you have to have a good sense of humor….to put up with people like me who think they are so funny and original:

Will Smith Belair

But earlier this season, when I stumbled across this promotion that the State College Spikes were hosting, even Will himself couldn’t help but get excited:

Fresh Prince NIght

Yes, to commemorate “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” the timeless ’90s sitcom that really put the “other” Will Smith on the map, on June 29, the Spikes, a Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, located in Pennsylvania, wore funky, graffiti-inspired jerseys and hosted Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton, Will’s cousin on the show.

I reached out to Ben Love, producer of in-game entertainment for the Spikes and explained our special situation. A month later, this happened:

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Will, chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool.

A special thanks to Ben and the SC Spikes for sending us a special #13 jersey for Will. It was very kind of you (especially since you are an affiliate of one of our biggest rivals!) and it made his day.

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You may also recall that back in June, the entire bullpen was “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” in NYC at the MLB Fan Cave:

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

BREWERS GO BEYOND THE DIAMOND AT RAINWATER HARVEST PAVILION LAUNCH PARTY FOR HOMELESS SHELTER

Brewers players and community volunteers were on hand at the Guest House of Milwaukee this afternoon to put the finishing touches on a rainwater harvesting pavilion. This pavilion was made possible through a generous gift from Brewers Community Foundation and Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks. The pavilion, which collects rainwater, diverting it from the sewer and storing it for use in the Guest House’s Cream City Gardens, not only enhances the green infrastructure of the gardens, but also creates a place for the neighborhood community to gather and learn

Participants included Brewers players Rickie Weeks and Khris Davis, shelter guests and staff from the Guest House of Milwaukee, and representatives from Friedens Community Ministries, VetterDenk Architects, Orta Construction, Reflo Sustainable Water Solutions, Arts@Large, Picnic Tables by Ray, as well as local artists.

 

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“We’re very grateful for the generosity of Brewers Community Foundation, Rickie Weeks and the many community partners involved in making this project happen,” said Cindy Krahenbuhl, Executive Director of the Guest House of Milwaukee. “The rainwater harvesting pavilion will provide a space for neighbors to gather, formerly homeless individuals to learn about urban agriculture, and benefits our urban environment by recycling rainwater. Our other projects, including the painted benches, will beautify our often overlooked neighborhood as well.”

For over 30 years, the Guest House of Milwaukee has been opening doors for people experiencing homelessness, with their mission providing shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. They provide shelter and services to 86 men, and supportive services and permanent housing to over 300 individuals and families in Milwaukee County. Other services include employment support as well as counseling and addiction recovery clinic services.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Wisconsin State Fair’s Cravin’ D. Creampuff Visits Miller Park to Promote the $15 Fair Days Double Play

Tonight, we were pleased to have Wisconsin State Fair’s Cravin’ D. Creampuff on hand, along with Creative Manager Andy Kroening, to throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch:

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They are here to celebrate our $15 Fair Days Double Play, a ticket package with an awesome value: For just $15, you will receive one Terrace Reserved ticket to one of the Brewers vs. Giants games (August 5, 6, or 7) and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, July 31-August 10. (Note: Offer ends Wednesday, August 6. This ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.)

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Wisconsin State Fair is one of my favorite times of the year and I’ve already made plans to attend at least twice.

And to think you can see both the Fair AND the Crew for just $15? That’s something to smile about.

And so is this:

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Visit brewers.com/statefair to take advantage of this deal before it’s too late!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Rainbow Loom Night at Miller Park

Hundreds of youngsters and their families came out to Miller Park tonight to take part in a special event pertaining to the 2014 Toy of the Year, the Rainbow Loom.

In case you’re not aware, Rainbow Looms are plastic toy looms used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets and charms. Rainbow Looms have become quite the phenomenon among children, roughly ages 8-14.

It’s a popular pastime in summer camps and the like and children make and swap their rubber-band bracelets much the same way I did with “friendship bracelets” as a kid.

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The Rainbow Loom has become somewhat of a pop culture icon, as Jimmy Kimmel featured a #SuitOfTheLoom on his show back in February:

The Rainbow Loom was invented in 2011 by Cheong Choon Ng of Novi, Michigan and we were pleased to have him here at the ballpark tonight to  highlight the evolution of the loom, unveil a new finger loom, and sign autographs.

Loom creator Cheong Choon Ng stands next to a Loom suit worn by Jimmy Kimmel.

Loom creator Cheong Choon Ng stands next to a Loom suit worn by Jimmy Kimmel.

Rainbow Loom staff and Learning Express Toys were also onsite to teach new bracelet designs.

Rainbow Loom Teaching

Plus, all children were able to create their own Monster Tail Rainbow Loom with Brewers-color rubber bands and the first 500 children received a special Hank charm.

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Looks like fun was had by all!
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-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Mets Series: Big Apple Grilled Cheese

The Brewers kick off a four-game series tonight at Miller Park against the New York Mets and we’ve got a special menu item at the Double Clutch.

Big Apple Grilled Cheese, a sandwich with muenster cheese, smoked gouda, granny smith apples and slow roasted pork for $10:

 

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In addition, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball will also be available for $9.50.

As always, the Double Clutch is located outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

–Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Carlos Gomez & Mark Reynolds on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk

Today, Mark Reynolds was interviewed on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk and we’ve got that interview, which includes a surprise guest, here:

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Wives Mystery Bag Event Set for Saturday, August 9

On Saturday, August 9, when the Brewers take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 6:10pm, the Brewers wives will be stationed at tables throughout the ballpark, selling “Mystery Bags” that each contain an autographed baseball. You could receive a ball signed by a Brewers player on the active 25-man roster, Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, or Hall-of- Famer Bob Uecker.

The Mystery Bags are limited, so you will want to find the Brewers Wives early that evening.  The bags are $40 and proceeds will support the Next Door Foundation, an early education center that works with thousands of children and families throughout Milwaukee.

Get your tickets for the August 9 game at brewers.com.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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