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MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: MAY 12 – 19

Come join the Brewers as they return home to take on the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Miller Park during the current homestand. The Crew will host the Padres for a four-game series from tonight through Sunday before renewing the I-94 rivalry against the Cubs on Tuesday, May 17, as part of a three-game series. Highlights include the Andy Grammer postgame concert following Saturday’s game, a Jonathan Lucroy Kids’ Replica Jersey giveaway, a Ryan Braun photo card giveaway, and much more.
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) Week returns for its seventh year, beginning this evening. BCF Week features activities at each game through May 19 to support the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community. One of the highlights is the “Ultimate Auction,” which takes place at Brewers.com/bcfweek and continues through Tuesday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  Fans have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences.  Fifteen exclusive packages are available, including a meet & greet with Hank “the Ballpark Pup,” a trip to 2017 Fantasy Camp in Maryvale, Arizona, a chance to win Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout and a chance for a fan and seven friends to win a personal tour of the Miller Park roof before gates open.  A complete list of “Ultimate Auction” items can be found at Brewers.com/bcfweek.

Thursday, May 12 vs. San Diego Padres – 7:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Friday, May 13 vs. San Diego Padres – 7:10 p.m.
Play Ball Press Conference The Milwaukee Brewers are excited to partner with all 30 Major League Baseball teams for “Play Ball Weekend,” set for this Friday through Sunday. To start the festivities, the Brewers will host a press conference on Friday at a local school where the team will announce a major donation of baseball equipment and books to thousands of students at local Milwaukee Public Schools. The donations are part of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball Weekend,” which focuses on encouraging participation in all forms of the game, particularly informal participation. The official announcement will be made at a press conference at Brown Street Academy Playground (2029 N. 20th Street) on Friday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. In addition, Brewers players Chris Capuano, Chris Carter, Alex Presley and Will Smith will be on hand to interact with kids from Brown Street Academy and engage in a mini-clinic. Brewers partner Chevrolet is a sponsor of “Play Ball.”

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Night – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen and Cubs game.

Brewers Coupon Book Giveaway – The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers Coupon Book with a variety of special offers and Brewers ticket savings.

Rock the Ballpark – The Brewers and Summerfest have teamed up once again this year. For just $24, get a Terrace Reserved ticket to one of select 2016 Brewers games and one Summerfest General Admission ticket, good any time during Summerfest 2016, June 29-July 3 & July 5-10. For an additional $5 per package, upgrade your seats to the Loge Bleachers. Ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.

Saturday, May 14 vs. San Diego Padres – 6:10 p.m.
Play Ball Weekend – Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Darienne Driver will take part in a pre-game recognition ceremony with Katina Shaw, Brewers Senior Director of Community Relations, in support of Play Ball Weekend.  The Brewers will announce their partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools by making a significant donation of equipment and books to children in the Milwaukee Public Schools (details will be announced at the press conference tomorrow). Chevrolet is a partner in “Play Ball Weekend.”

Andy Grammer Postgame Concert – Following the game, multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will take the stage to perform a free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save.

Autograph Saturday for Kids presented by U.S. Bank – Prior to the game, kids 14 and under can receive autographs from select Brewers players and coaches. Autograph sessions will begin shortly after gates open and last for approximately 20 minutes. For each Autograph Saturday game, one child will be selected to win a VIP package compliments of U.S. Bank®. The VIP package includes four Loge Level tickets to that night’s game, on-field batting practice viewing and more! Fans can register at Miller Park Field Level Guest Relations or online at Brewers.com/autographsaturdays.

Sunday, May 15 vs. San Diego Padres – 1:10 p.m.
Brewers Honorary Bat GirlMelisa Palacios was selected at as the winner for the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. Melisa will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Sunday’s game.

Koos For Kids FundraiserThe 12th annual Koos for Kids fundraiser will be held at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Koos for Kids, a charity founded by Racine native and Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus “Koos” Hanel, hosts an annual fundraiser for terminally ill and disadvantaged children. The event will include dinner, a silent auction, raffles and appearances by Milwaukee Brewers players and coaches. For more information, visit koosforkids.com.

Jonathan Lucroy Kids’ Replica Jersey – All kids 14 and under in attendance will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey, courtesy of Kwik Trip.
Kids Eat Free Sunday – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.
Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16 and under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

Monday, May 16 – Off Day
Bill Bruton to be inducted into Braves Honor Roll – The Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association will induct former Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton into the Braves Honor Roll.  An induction ceremony will take place at Miller Park on Monday, May 16, beginning at noon at the site of the Braves Honor Roll, which is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side.  Bruton will become the 15th member of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll. Bruton family members will be attending Monday’s ceremony.

Tuesday, May 17 vs. Chicago Cubs – 7:10 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Press ConferenceRyan Braun and Brewers Community Foundation will join Habitat for Humanity for the press conference at 2114 N. 39th Street, to help kick-off the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s “Blitz Build,” the official kickoff marking the 31st year of Habitat building houses in Milwaukee.

Rock the Ballpark – The Brewers and Summerfest have teamed up once again this year. For just $24, get a Terrace Reserved ticket to one of select 2016 Brewers games and one Summerfest General Admission ticket, good any time during Summerfest 2016, June 29-July 3 & July 5-10. For an additional $5 per package, upgrade your seats to the Loge Bleachers. Ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.

Ryan Braun Photo Card – The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Ryan Braun Photo Card, courtesy of Sentry.

Wednesday, May 18 vs. Chicago Cubs – 7:10 p.m.
Strike Out Bullying School Visit – After hundreds of videos were submitted, 8th graders Angel Engel, Carolyn Kiefer, Sam Flaig, Matthew Alvarado and Becky Pyritz of Horning Middle School in Waukesha have won the Brewers “Strike Out Bullying” contest. Middle and high school students from all across the greater Milwaukee area were asked to create a commercial with a positive message to “Strike Out Bullying.” Thanks to their unique video, several Brewers players and front office personnel will travel to Horning Middle School in Waukesha for a visit and anti-bullying program. To top it off, the team will provide all the eighth grade students with a Brewers t-shirt, complimentary game tickets to the next day’s home game against the Chicago Cubs, along with transportation to and from the school. One student from the winning creative group will have the unique opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the game on Thursday, May 19.

Brewers Wives Dinner Delivery – As part of the Brewers Wives Dinner Delivery program, Brewers Wives will deliver a hot meal to the families at the Sojourner Family Peace Center. The Wives will serve the meals to families and provide gift bags filled with Brewers memorabilia. The meals are being donated by Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Thursday, May 19 vs. Chicago Cubs – 12:40 p.m.
Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Opening Day, Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Strike Out Bullying First Pitch CeremonyOn Thursday, a member from the winning Strike Out Bullying contest creative team from Horning Middle School will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

JOIN MATT GARZA AT THE BREWERS BOWL-A-THON

The Milwaukee Brewers invite fans to join Matt Garza and his teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, August 14. Participants will enjoy a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with their favorite Brewers players, all while helping raise money for Meta House, a nationally recognized, gender-responsive substance abuse treatment program dedicated to helping women through the progression of recovery.

Last year’s event was fun-filled and tickets went fast, so you’ll want to be sure to secure your spot now.

There are several packages from which to choose for interested participants, from the simple “Dug-Out Ticket,” which includes admission to the event and complimentary appetizers and beverages, to the “Grand Slam Sponsor Package.” The Grand Slam package includes a bowling lane for up to five guests, shoe rental, sponsorship opportunities, T-shirts, a VIP reception and much more. It also includes five field level tickets to a future Brewers home game and an opportunity to watch the Brewers take batting practice on the field. To top it all off, Matt Garza will take a picture with the group at their lane.

Other great packages such as the “Brew Crew” and “The Batter” include unique prizes and features, all while helping raise money for a worthy cause.

Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since their doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women. In 1988, Meta House became one of the first substance abuse treatment centers to include children in the residential setting. Meta House ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

For more information on the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, visit Brewers.com/bowling or call (414) 902-4532.

Brewers Team Store Searching for Most Passionate Brewers Family with New Contest

This year, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is searching for the most passionate Brewers family with their brand new “Brought Up a Brewer” contest.

From now through June 5, you have the chance to submit a family photo of your whole Crew wearing their favorite Brewers gear, along with a 100-words-or-less essay on how your family has been the most passionate Brewers fans throughout the generations.

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So. Is 99.9 percent of your wardrobe navy blue and harvest gold? Has your family dressed up as the Famous Racing Sausages the last five years for Halloween? Have you named your pets (or children) after your favorite Brewers? Needless to say, if your family has any unique traditions, memories, or quirks, we want to hear about them.

Fans should bring their photos and essays to any of the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park by June 5. Plus, as an added incentive, the first 100 entrants will receive a $5 off coupon for their next team store purchase.

Five finalists will be announced on June 7, while the Grand Prize winner will be selected by a panel of Brewers judges and later presented during an on-field pregame ceremony before the June 12 game between the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets.

Each of the four runners up will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store while the Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree, six tickets to the June 12th game, an autographed baseball, as well as a special goodie bag.

No purchase neccessary to enter. See store for complete details.

Players Clubhouse Gift-With-Purchase Promotion at the Brewers Team Store

It’s not always easy getting the signature of your favorite Brewers players…until now! The Brewers Team Store is happy to announce the return of The Players Clubhouse Gift-with-Purchase promotion.

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Receive a free autographed baseball of a Brewers player when you spend $200 or more on officially licensed Players Choice product, including: jerseys, player name and number tees, player photos, bobbleheads and trading cards.

Each distributed baseball is randomly selected and cannot be exchanged for another. Offer available while supplies last. See store for complete details.

“Brewed For Her” Event Set for July 30

On Saturday, July 30, the Milwaukee Brewers will once again host “Brewed for Her” in the Gehl Club at Miller Park when the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:10 p.m. CT. This year, the “Brewed for Her” event falls on 90s night at Miller Park and the theme will be carried over into the event.

“Brewed for Her” features style tips from fashion experts and top brand merchandise vendors, along with interactive fashion stations. A large variety of product offerings, interactive stations for nails and hair, a fashion show, a parlor for temporary tattoos and vendor booths will be featured. Vendors, fashion experts and beauticians will be on hand to offer advice, give demonstrations and offer product information.

Booths will be set up before gates open, starting at 3:00 p.m., to give attendees a chance to learn more about specialty Brewers products and gather information. Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” will make an appearance at the fashion show and will be available for photos for a short time immediately following.

Each ticket for “Brewed for Her” includes the following:

  • Early entry into Miller Park (doors to the event open at 3:00 p.m. and first pitch is set for 6:10 p.m.)
  • A game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes a high-end buffet menu and two complimentary beverages
  • 20% off a special selection of women’s Brewers apparel and accessories
  • Access to vendor booths and product displays at the Brewers Team Store on the Club Level
  • Style tips from fashion experts and top brand merchandise vendors
  • Access to interactive stations including previews to 2017 spring fashion lines, focus groups, a parlor for temporary tattoos, a nail and hair station, New Era cap design and a chance to win prizes
  • A special Brewers gift bag

Interested participants are encouraged to act quickly as space is limited to the first 200 attendees. Tickets are currently on sale for $99 per person and can be purchased at Brewers.com/brewedforher or by phone at (414) 902-GAME (4263).

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WEEK BEGINS MAY 12

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) Week begins on Thursday, May 12, as the Brewers begin a seven game homestand.  Returning for its seventh year, BCF Week features activities at each game through May 19 to support the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community.

Brewers Community Foundation harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in the Greater Milwaukee area and Wisconsin.  BCF Week and the “Ultimate Auction” highlight this initiative, and are presented by the 2016 Leadership Council, which is comprised of BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Lithograph, Co., Johnson Controls, Lubar & Co., MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and We Energies Foundation.

One of the highlights of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction,” which begins at Brewers.com/bcfweek this Saturday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m. CT and continues through Tuesday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences.  Fifteen exclusive packages are available, including a meet & greet with Hank “the Ballpark Pup,” a trip to 2017 Fantasy Camp in Maryvale, Arizona, a chance to win Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout and a chance for a fan and seven friends to win a personal tour of the Miller Park roof before gates open.  A complete list of “Ultimate Auction” items can be found at Brewers.com/bcfweek.

Brewers Community Foundation Week is highlighted by exciting events including premier memorabilia raffles, Baseball Bingo and BCF’s Annual Treasure Hunt sale.  Each event will take place daily at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse on the first base side.  The events include the following:

 

DAILY EVENTS

May 12: Brewers Alumni Raffle – Enter the Brewers Alumni Raffle to win one of four premier packages featuring signed and game-used memorabilia from Brewers alumni. Items include game used bats, jerseys and more from some of the more popular Brewers alumni.

 

 

May 13: Bobble Bonanza – Fans can take home a Brewers Bobblehead to complete their collection during Bobble Bonanza.  Various Brewers Bobbleheads will be available for purchase for $5-$15 each starting when gates open until inventory sells out.

 

May 14: Jersey Sale and Batting Practice Watch Raffle – Fans can stop by the BCF Table (Field Level Concourse, first base side) to purchase an assortment of game-worn and autographed Brewers jerseys. Additionally, for just $5 they can enter to win the experience of a lifetime in the “BP Watch Raffle.” The winner of the drawing will receive four Field Level tickets and four passes to watch batting practice on the field prior to a mutually-agreed upon 2016 Brewers game.

 

May 15: Treasure Hunt and Blind Baseball Grab – Game-used, autographed Brewers items from previous seasons are available for purchase in a special “Treasure Hunt” sale at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse.  Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other game-used items.  Additionally, for just $20 fans of all ages can don a blindfold and randomly choose from an assortment of signed baseballs. At least one Hank Aaron autographed ball will be in the mix.

 

May 17: Treasure Hunt – The “Treasure Hunt” sale at the Brewers Community Foundation table continues on the Field Level concourse. Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other game-used items.

 

May 18: Legends Raffle and BP Watch Raffle – Fans have the opportunity to enter the “Legends Raffle” to win one of four premier items signed by Brewers legends Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, CC Sabathia, and Rollie Fingers.  Additionally, for just $5 they can enter to win the experience of a lifetime in another “BP Watch Raffle.”  The winner of the drawing will receive four Field Level tickets, as well as four passes to watch batting practice on the field prior to a mutually-agreed upon 2016 Brewers game.

 

May 19: Baseball Bingo – Fans who visit the BCF Table can pay $5 to play “Baseball Bingo”. This fun activity for all ages allows participants to play bingo while watching the Brewers take on the Padres. Each bingo card will have a randomized combination of the abbreviations of baseball scoring plays (HR, F-9, 6-4-3, etc).  When that play occurs in the game, participants can mark off the corresponding space.  Once five spaces in a row are marked off, we have a winner. The first 10 winners will receive a select Brewers prize. Just for playing, all participants will receive a collectible player pin.

 

Other Events

All Week: Partners Raffle – Fans can enter to win a package generously donated by corporate partners of the Brewers.  One lucky winner will receive a year’s supply of Miller Beer, a year’s supply of Klement’s Sausages, a year-long subscription to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and two round-trip Southwest Airlines vouchers. Raffle tickets are $5 each. The winner will be chosen and contacted on May 19.      

 

Each day of the week: Plinko – For a $5 donation per drop, fans will be able to play Plinko and have the opportunity to win a prize with every drop.  Prizes vary from game tickets to collectible player pins to Brewers merchandise and much more.

 

For more information please visit Brewers.com/BCF. The “Ultimate Auction” begins at Brewers.com/bcfweek on May 7 at 9:00 a.m. CT and continues through May 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

 

WIN A ROAD TRIP TO SEE THE BREWERS PLAY IN SEATTLE

The Milwaukee Brewers and American Family Insurance want to send you and three of your best friends on the road trip of a lifetime to see the team play the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. One lucky grand prize winner will get an all-expense paid trip to Seattle from August 18 – 21 to see the Brewers take on the Mariners.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will give four lucky Brewers fans the chance to see the team play on the road in the Evergreen State. The winner will receive round trip airfare to and from Seattle, hotel accommodation, ground transportation to and from the airport, a $1,000 pre-paid gift card, Lower Level tickets for four to two games against the Mariners and food vouchers for each game.

In addition, the winner and three guests will have the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with a Milwaukee Brewers player, receive Brewers and American Family Insurance gear and the opportunity for an excursion around Seattle.

“We’re pleased to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers to offer a dream trip for a fan – traveling to the Evergreen State to enjoy America’s favorite pastime and meet one of our Brewers,” Dwayne Maddox, sponsorship manager with American Family Insurance.

The contest opened for registration on Sunday, May 1 at 12:01 a.m. CT and will be open for 12 weeks, ending on Sunday, July 31 at 12:00 p.m. CT. Participants must be 21 or older and no purchase is necessary. The grand prize winner will be selected by random drawing in the first week of August and the winner does not need to be present to win. A representative from The Milwaukee Brewers will contact the winner on behalf of American Family Insurance.

To sign up or learn more, please visit amfam.com/brewers. Eligible fans can also sign up at select Brewers games May 29-30, July 9, and July 23-24 by visiting the American Family Insurance table display.

Submit Photos of Your Hall of Fame Mom & Win Tickets in a Suite!

Did she buy you your first baseball hat? Sit through all your Little League games? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hot dog? If your Mom taught you the importance of good sportsmanship win or lose AND she’s the reason you cheer for the Brewers, she’s a Hall of Famer in our books. And we want to help you celebrate her!

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Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day and we’re looking for you to post photos  that depict how a mother figure in your life is a Hall of Famer. Post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter using #BrewersHOFMom beginning today (Sunday, May 1)through Sunday, May 8.

We’ll judge all eligible entries to select our six winners based creativity/originality, photo quality and relevance to the contest theme.

Each winner will receive two tickets in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Suite for winner and a guest (hopefully mom, if you can bring her!) to the Brewers vs. Dodgers game on Wednesday, June 29.

Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Reds telecast on Mother’s Day.

Caitlin and Mom

-Cait

@CMoyer

Skittles Helps Settle Clubhouse Candy “Controversy” Between Jeffress & Smith

Throughout the Brewers Clubhouse it is well known that Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress loves Skittles. And when Jeffress’ mom came to visit last week, she confirmed that he’s always loved them, ever since he was a little kid.

In fact, many fans have started to catch on to this and some have even given him packages of his beloved candy.

However, recently the Five Fruity Flavors were at the heart of a clubhouse controversy between Jeffress and fellow pitcher/best friend Will Smith. Smith, who is currently on the disabled list and did not travel with the team on the first road trip of the season, was assisting me with some social media during a game by tweeting and Snapchatting live from the clubhouse. (You can check out the tweets on the #LeftyBehind hashtag.)

Right before he left for the night, this happened and we caught it all on video:

Of course, Jeffress saw the tweet…

…and later returned the favor by stealing some candy out of Smith’s locker:

Of course this candy “war” was all in good fun, but Skittles wanted to make sure that their tasty treats wouldn’t cause any conflict in the clubhouse moving forward. So, they sent a special package. Here, Jeffress explains what he received:

Here’s a copy of the letter:

Skittles Letter to the Brewers

Jeffress was understandably stoked to receive such an awesome care package, which even included his absolute favorite, Sour Skittles!

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A big thank you to Skittles on behalf of Jeffress and Smith for the care package. We appreciate you looking out for the Crew!

Side Note: Skittles are so beloved by Jeffress that he told me that he’s even named his curveball after the candy, henceforth it shall be known as “Skittles” and Jeffress will make opposing batters “Taste the Rainbow.”

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Join Brewers Players & Coaches for a Special Koos for Kids Fundraiser on Sunday, May 15

Brewers bullpen catcher and Racine native Marcus Hanel (otherwise known as “Koos”) has always had a desire to help children and so, about 10 years ago, he formed “Koos for Kids,” a charity focusing on helping terminally ill and disadvantaged children in the area.

Over the years, Koos for Kids has been able to help numerous terminally ill children by purchasing them laptops, iPads, zoo passes, airline tickets, animals…whatever it might be that makes their days a little brighter.

They’ve also purchased over 3000 winter coats for disadvantaged children in the local area, as well as organized and run the Challenger Baseball League, where over 60 children with special needs can come and be part of a team and learn the game of baseball.  And there are countless other ways they have helped the local community, thanks to the support of many businesses and caring individuals.

In two weeks, on Sunday, May 15, you have the opportunity to help support this terrific cause.

The Brewers take on the San Diego Padres at 1p.m. that day and, following the game, Marcus, along with Brewers players and coaches, will be making their way to Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia for a Koos for Kids event.

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For just $25, you’ll receive a ticket to the event, dinner, autographs from Brewers players, entertainment from the Jesse White Tumblers, and the opportunity to participate in auctions and raffles. Of course proceeds from the event go to the Koos for Kids organization, where they are used to give back to the community. 

The event has been held at the Milwaukee County Zoo in the past, but this year, Koos for Kids is trying something new at the Baseball Hitters Academy.

“I think this event will be an excellent opportunity for everyone to meet their favorite Brewers,” Hanel said. “We are also excited to announce that we’re offering a scholarship program. We’ll be giving $2500 each for college to two kids of need in Racine. They will get an opportunity to advance and go to school. It’s a pretty cool thing so we’re excited to implement that.”

Hanel also tells me that some of the players have some fun surprises planned for the event. “There’s kind of some fun stuff we’ve got intertwined that the boys are going to keep under wraps for now. Kind of a sneak attack on the people who are going to be there,” he laughed.

As far as auction items go, Hanel is excited about the unique items they have this year. “We have a Miller Park home plate signed by the whole team, Maldonado’s catching gear, game-used bats, really cool photos from (Brewers Team Photographer) Scott Paulus that have been signed by the players, Badgers stuff, Packers items…” he said.

Hanel says that sales for this annual event are strong, but if you hurry, you can still get in on the fun. Click here to reserve your ticket today!

Why not make it a doubleheader of Brewers fun? Be sure to get your tickets to the Brewers vs. Padres series, too!

5/4 Update: Today, via Twitter, Hanel released a list of players expected to attend the event. They include: Chase Anderson, Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith, David GoForth, Jimmy Nelson, Matt Garza, Corey Knebel, Zach Davies, Blaine Boyer, Michael Blazek, Chris Capuano, Jonathan Lucroy, Martin Maldonado, Ryan Braun, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Carlos Torres, with more to be announced as we get closer to the event.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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