Several Brewers players and coaches joined military families for a private tailgate lunch at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center this afternoon. Each branch of the military was represented.
Here are some photos from this special event:
As part of the organization’s community initiative known as “Beyond the Diamond,” Brewers players and coaches participate in a series of community outreach events throughout the season. The program is built around a partnership between Brewers players, coaches, alumni, Brewers Wives and team personnel working hands-on in the community. The community events are funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
Fans who received vouchers for the Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse and Vintage Bobbleheads earlier this year will be able to pick up their items beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 23.
For those three All-Fan Giveaway dates, the supply of bobbleheads was exhausted before all fans in attendance received their item. Those fans who were not accommodated were given a voucher, redeemable after the new supply of bobbleheads arrive at Miller Park.
Please note that fans must have their voucher to pick up the item.
Redemption opportunities include the following:
- Fans attending Brewers homes game may bring their voucher to the table located on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations. The table will be staffed from the time that gates open through the end of the game.
- On non-game days, or when the Miller Park gates are not open, fans may bring their vouchers to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic (Hot Corner) during its normal hours of operation. The Team Store by Majestic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Redemptions will not be accepted in the Team Store by Majestic when the Miller Park gates are open for Brewers home games).
The opportunity to redeem will be available through Sunday, September 28.
If you’ll recall, earlier this season, we were working with the Brewers Wives and the Wisconsin Humane Society to create a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society. We also held a contest where one winner and her dog were selected to appear in the calendar (congrats again, Jessica!)
Well, the calendars have arrived and are now available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.
Let me just say–they turned out great! All of the photos were taken by our team photographer, Scott Paulus.
This is an 18-month calendar, starting with September of 2014, which means you don’t have to wait until the New Year to display it.
They are $14.95 with proceeds benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society.
One hammered baseballs, one chases them.
Hank the Ballpark Pup had the chance to meet his namesake, the great Hank Aaron, who is in town for Brewers Community Foundation’s annual “An Evening with Hank Aaron,” event.
Brandee and Steve Lendosky‘s son Derek passed away in an accident on August 4, 2013, just three days before his 10th birthday; this was a tremendous tragedy, but they have chosen to turn the experience into a way to both honor Derek’s life and spread his kindness to people they meet.
Random Acts Of Kindness (with no recognition needed) began happening in some of the most creative, inspiring and touching ways imaginable, spreading the message to “Do it 4 Derek” and think of others first.
And today is Derek’s Day at Miller Park.
Steve threw out the ceremonial First Pitch in Derek’s honor prior to the Brewers vs. Blue Jays game and Steve and his family, along with close to 500 others are at today’s game, performing random acts of kindness:
They’re here sporting bright green “Do it 4 Derek” tees and handing out $1000 in concession money and 16 signed baseballs (provided by the Brewers Community Relations department) to random fans.
If you are/were approached by someone in the group, there is no catch. They simply as that you visit their website to learn more (there you can view the Random Acts of Kindness Map and add to it) and, most importantly, that you pay it forward.
Today we are proud to recognize the 2014 Brewers Community Foundation Leadership Council partners.
For the second year in a row, Mark and Debbie Attanasio, along with Brewers Community Foundation have partnered with key organizations in a focused effort to make a difference in our community.
The 2014 Leadership Council has served as the presenting sponsor for six (6) of the Foundation’s key fundraising initiatives. This collaborative effort provides a perfect example of what is meant when we say “When we all play on the same team, everyone wins!”
The 2014 Leadership Council is as follows:
Mark and Debbie Attanasio
BMO Harris Bank
Delzer Lithograph Co.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lubar & Co. Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
We Energies Foundation
West Bend Mutual Insurance
Thank you for joining Brewers Community Foundation as they seek opportunities to make a difference in our community and impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Today the Brewers Wives were in the community helping distribute lunches for the Salvation Army’s “Feed the Kids” Summer Meal Program.
Thank you for helping meet the needs of children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods.
If you haven’t already downloaded it, the FREE MLB.com At the Ballpark app offers an abundance of features to enhance your Miller Park experience such as: the ability to upgrade your seats, access to our A-to-Z Fan Guide, ballpark maps and directories, ballpark & player entrance music, social media clubhouse access, in-seat merchandise ordering, club videos and more.
Plus, when you check-in via the app, you have the chance to receive special offers and win prizes!
In fact, this Sunday, August 24 (Jean Segura Bobblehead All-Fan Giveaway Day), if we reach 1000 check-ins via the At the Ballpark app, one lucky fan will win this baseball, autographed by Ryan Braun.
Simply download MLB.com At the Ballpark® — FREE for your iPhone, iPod touch and Android device.
New this year, we’ve installed iBeacon technology at Miller Park, which means you should be checked in automatically if you’ve authorized the app to do so.
Boom! You’re entered to win just by walking in the door.
Just another perk of coming to the park.
I’m very excited because the Brewers Team Store just got in new Brewers Fitness Gear, including yoga mats and stability balls from Cirrus Fitness!
I have practiced yoga for many years and I can’t tell you how I excited I was to learn that the store was stocking Brewers yoga mats!
The yoga mat is 24″ x 72″ x 1/5″ and retails for $60.
The stability balls are available in 55″ and 65″ sizes for $55 each.
If you haven’t been to the store in awhile, you should stop in there the next time you’re at Miller Park–they also carry a variety of different fitness clothing from a wide selection of vendors, so you can also wear your support while you workout.
I’m told the store will be getting in even more fitness items moving forward, so check back often. And of course, I’ll try my best to let you know about it here on the blog!
Today, we announced that we have formed the “Brewers Creative Council,” a team of young professionals who will work with the organization to collectively evaluate and create new promotional ideas and marketing strategies for the organization.
A key focus of the council is to target a younger demographic of Brewers fans and potential Brewers fans.
“The best ideas sometimes come from outside sources,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “The Brewers Creative Council will give us the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of fans as we continue to enhance the Miller Park experience.”
I’m proud to tell you that I am heading up this group of talented individuals who will meet regularly to share ideas that will be developed into new concepts. They are:
Josh Derouin, Manager of Marketing Systems at PKWARE; Joel Tilleson, Associate Attorney at Falk Legal Group; Kathryn Reinardy, Digital Communications Manager at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Andy Nelson, Public Relations Director at Pabst Theater Group; Lauren Hill, Director of Telefund at UW-Milwaukee; David Cohn, Director of Member Services and Communications at Wisconsin State Golf Association; Tarik Moody, Digital/Online Community Manager and Music Host at 88Nine RadioMilwaukee; and Arthur Ircink, Owner/Executive Producer of Wisconsin Foodie.