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Brewers Community Achievers: Miguel Green

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree is Miguel Green. Miguel started as a volunteer with  Milwaukee RBI since its inception in 2007.

Miguel Green

He now serves as the Boys & Girls Club Director of Baseball and Softball Program.  Miguel works tirelessly in mentoring youth athletes, maintaining baseball fields and providing resources needed to succeed in school and after graduation. Miguel’s dedication helped lead the Milwaukee RBI 18U league to the RBI World Series game in Cincinnati next month.

Thank you, Miguel, for your continued support of the youth in the community and the Brewers RBI Program. Good luck in Cincinnati!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

 

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COMPLETES DONATION TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES EASTERN WISCONSIN

Today, Brewers Community Foundation, along with Bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill, visited Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to donate 20 custom-made mirrors for the various sleeping rooms throughout the house. The contribution concludes a commitment to outfit all 77 of the rooms with the colorful, custom model mirrors which feature encouraging phrases such as “You are Beautiful,” “Strength,” “Hope,” “Cherish Family,” “Play Games,” “Dream Big” and “Support.”

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They presented the final mirrors to RMHC and helped  to install them in several rooms on the premises. In addition, to the donation, Brewers Wives prepared lunch for the families and took a tour of the house.

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Since 1984, the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee has helped provide housing for families whose children are receiving medical care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or other area hospitals. The house has provided over 36,000 stays, with families coming from 569 Wisconsin communities, all 50 states and many countries around the world. Brewers Community Foundation has supported the house in a variety of ways throughout the years. This includes Brewers Wives meal deliveries, funding of the play structure, building the peace garden and the art therapy room.

KELLEN KASPER HIRED BY BREWERS AS ASSOCIATE CORPORATE COUNSEL

The Milwaukee Brewers today named Kellen Kasper to the new position of associate corporate counsel.

Kasper joins the organization from Foley & Lardner LLP, where he has worked as a litigation associate since September 2010.  He previously spent one year as a sports law clinical intern with the Brewers in 2009.

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Kasper will officially begin his role with the Brewers on August 22 and will report to the Brewers Vice President – General Counsel Marti Wronski.

Kasper is a 2007 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (cum laude) in 2010.

A native of Mequon, Wisconsin, he and his wife, Krysten, reside in Whitefish Bay.

Brewers Wives Distribute Lunches as Part of Salvation Army’s “Feed the Kids” Summer Meal Program

Today the Brewers Wives were in the community helping distribute lunches, along with frozen treats from the Brewers Treat Truck, for the Salvation Army’s “Feed the Kids” Summer Meal Program at Carver Park.

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The Salvation Army Feed the Kids Summer Lunch Program feeds hundreds of children in underserved areas every day during the summer months.

-Cait

 

Family Day Fun at Miller Park

Today was the annual “Family Day” at Miller Park, a fun-filled event where the family members of players and coaches get to come on the field and play baseball, visit with the mascots, take photos and participate in other fun activities before the game.

As expected, much cuteness ensued.

There was new dad Andy Wilkins:

And that's what it's all about. #Brewers #FamilyDay

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Today’s starter, Junior Guerra and his family:

The Counsells, posing for a family photo:

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Family time with the mascots:

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Kids participating in Major League Moment with their dads:

an adorable first pitch:

and Rowan Counsell yelling “Play Ball!”

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Family Day is always a highly-anticipated day for players and their families and it looks like once again, fun was had by all. Now let’s cap the day off with a win over the Cubs!

-Cait

@CMoyer

MILLER PARK WELCOMES 40 MILLIONTH FAN TODAY

Miller Park has been home to many great Brewers moments, and today marks another very special occasion as total regular season attendance will eclipse the 40 million mark. Miller Park, which opened in 2001, is currently celebrating its 15th Anniversary. 
“We are grateful to each and every fan who walks through the Miller Park gates, and they have consistently delivered in their incredible support of the team” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We are proud to have Miller Park as our home and we will continue to place the highest priority on creating the best baseball entertainment experience possible.” 

There are 33 home games remaining this season, including great matchups against division rivals, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Tickets are still available for popular promotions including Free-Shirt Fridays, All-Fan Sundays and the final installment of the Brewers Postgame Concert Series, presented by 94.5 KTI Country, featuring Kip Moore. 

Fans can purchase tickets, by calling (414) 902-4000, online at Brewers.com or by visiting the Miller Park ticket windows. 

7-Year-Old Liamani Segura Wows Crowd with Rendition of National Anthem

Last year, young Liamani Segura wowed the crowd with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem at just 6 years old.

Tonight, the now 7-year-old Liamani blew the crowd away once again before a crowd of 44,000 plus, so we just had to share the video here with you.

She received a big ovation from the crowd and rave reviews among the players and coaches as well, as they gathered to congratulate her on her performance on her way off the field:

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Liamani is of no relation to the former Brewers shortstop. To learn more about the little girl with the big voice, you can check out her website at LiamaniSegura.com.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Miss ’90s Night at Miller Park? As if!

Break out the neon, overalls and flannel, throw on your Walkman, and head to Miller Park as it transforms into County Stadium for ‘90s Night.

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On Saturday, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 as the Brewers will wear their throwback home white uniforms with the blue and green crossed bats logo when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miller Park will feature a number of tributes throughout the evening, including music from the era, special in-game features and more.

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Fans who purchase this special 90s Night ticket package will also receive a limited-edition ‘90s-themed Will Smith player T-shirt. Ticket packages for the event are $19 for Terrace Reserved or $40 for Loge Outfield Box. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit brewers.com/themenights.

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UFC Band will be playing a ’90s set list on before the game on Saturday at Friday’s Front Row from 4:40-6:10 and for about 30 minutes post game.

There will also be a Fresh Prince-themed throne available for photos on the Terrace Level near Section 435.

In addition to the fun-filled night, the Brewers will offer special food items at the yard. Fans can enjoy donuts with strawberry icing and multi-colored sprinkles for only $3 at the concession stands near sections 106 and 424.

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The Brewers will also offer a 90s inspired Candy Bag, featuring Ring Pops, Warheads, Gushers and Airheads, all for $5 at the concession stands located by sections 126 and 227.

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And! Very exciting news: Miller Park is one of the first venues to get its hands on the recently relaunched Crystal Pepsi! We will be selling it at the Grab N’ Go on the Field Level near Sections 119 and 123. Please note it is limited supply, so you’ll want to hurry!

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In addition, Brewers Team Store is stocking some ’90s Player Tees and caps:

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So, like, don’t miss out on ’90s Night at Miller Park. It’s gonna be all that and a bag of chips!

 

Fun Had By All at Brewers Block Party

The Brewers Block Party was held today at Village Park in Elm Grove.

The event featured games and activities for the whole family, as well as appearances from Brewers players and coaches, Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™. Free hot dogs, soda and potato chips (compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, respectively) were provided for the first 500 people and the Brewers Treat Truck and merchandise trailer were also be on hand for the festivities.

Here’s a slideshow from the event, courtesy of Brewers Photographer Scott Paulus:

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Coaches Darnell Coles and Ed Sedar, along with Brewers alum Jim Gantner and Brewers players Matt Garza, Chris Carter, Jonathan Villar, Carlos Torres, Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress and Jhan Marinez arrived around 11:45 a.m. and participated in a Q&A session hosted by Brewers radio personality Lane Grindle, followed by an autograph session for the first 1,000 attendees. Fans were also treated to trivia questions for the chance to win prizes.

 

This marks the sixth season that the Brewers have hosted the event, and the first time since 2011.

-Cait

@CMoyer

ALS Awareness Day at Miller Park

Tonight the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter is hosting its 5th annual “Chasin’ A Cure Tailgate Event” at Miller Park. The tailgate included great food and drinks, a collectible T-shirt, a performance by local country band Chasin’ Mason, and appearance by Brewers first baseman Chris “Sleepy” Carter.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a motor neuron disease. Lou Gehrig brought worldwide attention to the disease in 1939, when he abruptly retired from baseball after his ALS diagnosis. The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter provides education, guidance, services and support to ALS patients, their families and caregivers, promotes public awareness and raises funds for ALS research. Supporter TJ Kammien also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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