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Many Join Jonathan Lucroy in the Fight Against Muscle Disease at the 4th Annual Wisconsin Muscle Team Gala

Last night, many fans gathered to join Jonathan Lucroy in the fight against muscle disease by attending the 4th Annual Wisconsin Muscle Team Gala  at SURG Restaurant Group’s new event space on Milwaukee Street.

The event, which featured appearances by the Brewers catcher, UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis, Pro Wrestler Sargent Slaughter, Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson, hockey player Scott Ford, and others, was in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA),a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other related illnesses by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care, support services, advocacy and education.

Besides mixing and mingling with the celebrities, the over 350 people in attendance enjoyed craft cocktails and food pairings from SURG Restaurant Group’s best bartenders and restaurants including Carnveor, Umami Moto and Hom, and had the opportunity to bid on a variety of exciting experiences and items, including incredible sports memorabilia and a private meet and greet with Jonathan Lucroy during batting practice in silent and live auctions to benefit benefit MDA’s mission.

Joe Block and Jonathan Lucroy auctioned off a very special Brewers package to raise money for the MDA. Top: Jonathan poses with the winning bidders.

 

Events like the Wisconsin Muscle Team Gala play a crucial role in helping Wisconsin families impacted by muscular dystrophy achieve a victory in finding a cure–families, like that of 9-year-old Reagan Imhoff, a National Goodwill Ambassador for MDA, who, along with and her parents, Jenny and Joe, visited with Jonathan Lucroy at Miller Park earlier this year.

Jonathan Lucroy with Reagan at Miller Park earlier this year.

Jonathan Lucroy with Reagan at Miller Park earlier this year.

Reagan  has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA, type 2), a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. Because of this progressive neuromuscular disease which is most commonly diagnosed in infancy, Reagan has never been able to crawl or walk. In addition  SMA has led to difficulty eating enough food by mouth to maintain her weight and grow, so Reagan is mainly fed through a g-j tube. Her respiratory muscles are also very weak, which makes coughing and taking deep breaths while sleeping difficulty, leading to an increased tendency for pneumonia and other problems. Scoliosis also presented complications early on for Reagan which resulted in the need for spinal surgery when she was just 4. Leg and hip pain have also been an increasing problem for her.

Despite all of these challenges, Reagan remains positive and upbeat, choosing to tell her personal story as a National Goodwill Ambassador for MDA. In this capacity, Reagan is working to help raise awareness and understanding of muscle disease and inspire support of the organization.

“MDA means hope and a brighter future, it means that one day no one will have to live with muscle disease because there will be a cure!” Reagan says.

“I enjoy helping people,” Jonathan said as he took the mic during the live auction. “I got to meet Reagan this season and she just put a smile on my face. Now let’s make some money!”

It was a pleasure to see Reagan and her family once again, as well as to meet other amazing MDA kids at this year’s event. Like Reagan, they all had amazing stories to share.

Here are some more photos from this very special night:

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Thank you to the folks at the Muscle Team Gala for allowing me to be part of this special event and thank you to all those in attendance for your support to a cause that will truly make a difference to so many.

-Cait

@CMoyer

POPULAR BREWERS HOLIDAY 4-PACKS ON SALE TOMORROW

With the holidays approaching, the Milwaukee Brewers Holiday 4-Packs will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, November 14, at 10 a.m. CT.

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Fans will be able to choose from five great 4-Pack options, including the popular Weekend Plan. If  shoppers order by Friday, December 19, their 4-Packs will be delivered in time for the holiday, ready for giving to any Brewers fan on the shopping list.

In addition, the Brewers are offering a free “Hank, The Ballpark Pup” ornament gift-with-purchase to fans with every pair of 4-Packs ordered.

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Brewers Holiday 4-Packs include many of the most anticipated games of the 2015 season. All four set plans include at least one All-Fan Giveaway date, while both the Weekend Plan and the Promo Plus Plan include two All-Fan Giveaways. The Promo Plus and Weekend Plans both include tickets to one game featuring a postgame concert, part of the recently announced Brewers Postgame Concert Series Presented by Miller Lite. The Fan’s Choice Plan allows fans to select four games of their choice from an assortment of 38 games.

The Fan’s Choice Plan offers several great matchups including games against the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, division rivals St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs and Interleague contests against the Chicago White Sox and American League Champion Kansas City Royals. This plan also contains select All-Fan Giveaway dates like the Garza Gnome giveaway on Sunday, August 2 against the Cubs and T-shirt Friday on August 28 against the Cincinnati Reds.

Holiday 4-Packs range in price from $60 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Club Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Loge Outfield Box, Terrace Box, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Reserved seat locations.

Standard shipping and handling fees apply. Advance parking packages are also available. Fans should call (414) 902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/4packs for pricing and plan information, or to make a purchase.

 

 -Cait

@CMOYER

BREWERS POSTGAME CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MILLER LITE SET FOR 2015

In addition to 20 All-Fan Giveaways announced earlier this week, today we added another benefit to enhance the Miller Park experience for Brewers fans in 2015. The Brewers Postgame Concert Series Presented by Miller Lite will debut during the 2015 season, and will feature concerts performed by three nationally-acclaimed touring acts following three weekend games at Miller Park.

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The schedule includes concerts after the Friday, May 29 game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks; the Saturday, June 13 contest against the Washington Nationals and the Saturday, August 15 game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

“We survey our fans often, and one idea that is frequently referenced is the creation of a concert series following games,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Miller Park is a great option for major concerts, so we know this will be terrific added value for Brewers fans in 2015.”

All fans who purchase tickets to one of the three games will automatically have access to that night’s free postgame concert. Single game tickets will be priced according to the Brewers demand-based pricing model, and will be available when 2015 single game tickets go on sale.

Further information regarding the artists that will perform in the inaugural series, plus a special, limited offer for holiday shoppers, will be announced later this month.

Season ticket packages including the three postgame concerts, Opening Day and all 20 of the All-Fan Giveaways are on-sale now. For additional ticket and other info, fans can call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Order a Clip of Your Miller Park Scoreboard Debut Online

One  of the more common questions we receive is about the Brewers scoreboard.

“I saw myself on the scoreboard during the game the other day, can I get a copy of that clip?”

And the answer is yes, yes you can. Just visit brewers.com/bigscreen, where the in-game scoreboard feed is provided.

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Did you participate in an in-game contest?  Was your birthday on the scoreboard?  Did you see your homemade sign on the screen?  Did your neighbor sing the National Anthem? Maybe your son was the “Play Ball” kid.  Whatever the case, these clips are  available online.

You can share the video online with friends and family and embed the video on your site.  You can also purchase a DVD of the clip for $40, which could make a very special holiday gift.

-Cait

@CMoyer

2015 Spring Training Schedule Announced: #CactusCrew Reports Beginning February 20

Today we announced the team’s 2015 Spring Training schedule, which consists of 31 Cactus League games, including 16 at Maryvale Baseball Park.

The Brewers will open the spring schedule on Wednesday, March 4, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team at Maryvale Baseball Park. This will mark the first time the Brewers will face a collegiate team in an exhibition game since 1983 when they played the Arizona State University men’s baseball team. It will also mark the first-ever contest between the Brewers and the Panthers.

The Brewers will host their National League Central rival Chicago Cubs on Saturday, March 14. The spring slate includes one scheduled split squad date on Sunday, March 15 vs. the Oakland Athletics at Maryvale Baseball Park and also against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Following an off day on Monday, March 16 – the first of two off days (also off on Monday, March 30) – the Brewers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria on Tuesday, March 17.

The Brewers will play three night games this spring. They include Friday, March 13 against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex (7:05 p.m. local start time); Tuesday, March 24 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (6:40 p.m.); and Friday, March 27 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. All other spring games are day games, most of which will begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time (the games on Thursday, April 2 and Saturday, April 4 will begin at 12:05 p.m.).

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Friday, February 20. All position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 25. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 26.

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers’ home Spring Training games will go on sale at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, December 8 at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Normal business hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 9, 2015. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($23), Infield Reserved ($17), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8). In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5.  Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

 

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Spring Training Schedule

 

Date                                        Time (local)    (CT)                Opponent                               Location

Wednesday, March 4            1:05 p.m.        2:05 p.m.        vs. UW-Milwaukee                Maryvale

Thursday, March 5                       1:05 p.m.         2:05 p.m.         at LA Angels of Anaheim      Tempe

Friday, March 6                       1:05 p.m.        2:05 p.m.        vs. Los Angeles Dodgers       Maryvale

Saturday, March 7                  1:05 p.m.        2:05 p.m.        vs. Texas Rangers                 Maryvale

DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME BEGINS SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Sunday, March 8                         1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Los Angeles Dodgers         Camelback Ranch

Monday, March 9                  1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Kansas City Royals         Maryvale

Tuesday, March 10               1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Cincinnati Reds               Maryvale

Wednesday, March 11               1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at San Francisco Giants          Scottsdale

Thursday, March 12             1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Colorado Rockies                        Maryvale

Friday, March 13                         7:05 p.m.         9:05 p.m.         at Seattle Mariners                  Peoria

Saturday, March 14              1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Chicago Cubs                   Maryvale

Sunday, March 15                 1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Oakland Athletics            Maryvale

1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Texas Rangers                     Surprise

Monday, March 16                                                     OFF DAY

Tuesday, March 17                 1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at San Diego Padres                Peoria

Wednesday, March 18            1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Kansas City Royals             Surprise

Thursday, March 19             1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. San Francisco Giants      Maryvale

Friday, March 20                  1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Arizona Diamondbacks  Maryvale

Saturday, March 21                1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Texas Rangers                     Surprise

Sunday, March 22                 1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Chicago White Sox          Maryvale

Monday, March 23                 1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Colorado Rockies               Talking Stick

Tuesday, March 24                 6:40 p.m.         8:40 p.m.         at Arizona Diamondbacks      Talking Stick

Wednesday, March 25          1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Oakland Athletics            Maryvale

Thursday, March 26             1:05 p.m.        3:05 pm          vs. Seattle Mariners               Maryvale

Friday, March 27                    7:05 p.m.         9:05 p.m.         at Cincinnati Reds                  Goodyear

Saturday, March 28              1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Cleveland Indians                Maryvale

Sunday, March 29                   1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Oakland Athletics               Mesa

Monday, March 30                                                     OFF DAY

Tuesday, March 31               1:05 p.m.        3:05 p.m.        vs. Cincinnati Reds               Maryvale

Wednesday, April 1                1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Chicago Cubs                      Mesa

Thursday, April 2                    12:05 p.m.       2:05 p.m.         at San Diego Padres                Peoria

Friday, April 3                                    1:05 p.m.         3:05 p.m.         at Cleveland Indians               Goodyear

Saturday, April 4                  12:05 p.m.      2:05 p.m.        vs. Cleveland Indians            Maryvale

 

  • Home games in bold
  • Note: Daylight-Saving Time begins on March 8
  • All Games/Times subject to change

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS REACH $4 MILLION IN FUNDRAISING FOR 2014  

Brewers Community Foundation along with the Milwaukee Brewers have eclipsed $4 million in fundraising during 2014, with support coming from Brewers ownership, community relations department, fans, players, wives and sponsors, and special events throughout the year.

Over the past five years, Brewers Community Foundation has generated more than $15 million to support local nonprofit organizations benefiting health, education, recreation and basic needs.

“We are very appreciative of the wide range of support that we receive from fans, players and others,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore.  “The critical issues we impact support efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.”

Several events and initiatives that aided Brewers Community Foundation throughout the year included:

-          Brewers Community Foundation Week

-          Game Day 50/50 Raffle

-          An Evening with Hank Aaron

-          Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K, Presented by Sendik’s

-          5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk

Brewers Community Foundation Week was a major success for the foundation’s fundraising goals.  BCF, along with the Leadership Council, raffled off player jerseys, hosted a scavenger hunt, held a carnival night and hosted an auction of unique Brewers-themed items to help build up the proceeds.  The Leadership Council is comprised of 10 corporate partners, including BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Printing, Johnson Controls, Kapco, Lubar & Co., MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and We Energies Foundation.

Another significant factor was the 50/50 raffle presented by Northwestern Mutual.  In comparison to last year, the raffle saw an increase of more than $600,000, totaling over $2.25 million in revenue in 2014.  In addition to the raffle, the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K, Presented by Sendik’s contributed significant donations to the MACC Fund.

Brewers Community Foundation benefitted many local organizations through their fundraising efforts. Youth organizations such as Restoring Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), Beckum Stapleton Little League, Felix Mantilla Little League, Journey House and La Liga Cristiana all received grants from Brewers Community Foundation.  The Boys and Girls Club Milwaukee Chapter and the Sojourner Family Peace Center were beneficiaries of these philanthropic efforts.  In addition, 17 students received scholarships toward higher education in Wisconsin.

Through the Foundation, Mark and Debbie Attanasio continue their pledge to serve as leaders 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 Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

 

 

Final #20in15 All-Fan Giveaways Revealed: T-Shirt Fridays are Back and Fans Get to Vote!

All week long, we’ve been unveiling the Brewers #20in15—20 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2015 season.

If you followed along at brewers.com/allfans and on our social media sites so far this week, then you already know that so far, our All-Fan Giveaway lineup includes bobbleheads of Rob Deer, Wily Peralta, BobbleHank, Commissioner Selig, Carlos Gomez, Paul Molitor, Khris Davis, Bob Uecker, Jonathan Lucroy and the Vintage Brewers Bobblehead. This year, we’re also giving away GNOMES featuring Matt Garza and Scooter Gennett.

And today, we rounded out our #20in15 All-Fan Giveaways list with the following announcements:

First, on Sunday, October 4, when the Brewers  take on the Chicago Cubs in the final regular season home game of 2015, all-fans will receive an item that they voted on!

Could be another bobble, a gnome, or who knows, maybe something that hasn’t even been invented yet! More information on the Fan Vote will be coming in the months ahead, so stay tuned!

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Finally, we are pleased to tell you that T-Shirt Fridays are returning for 2015 and this year, you’ll have the chance to vote on the designs! Stay tuned for more information on that to come.

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I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited for this year’s all-fan giveaway line-up! Share your thoughts in the comments below.

- Cait

@CMOYER

Twelfth #20in15 All-Fan Giveaway Revealed: Scooter Gennett GNOME Set for September 20

This week we’re unveiling the Brewers #20in15—20 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2015 season!

If you followed along at brewers.com/allfans and on our social media sites so far this week, then you already know that so far, our All-Fan Giveaway lineup includes bobbleheads of Rob Deer, Wily Peralta, BobbleHank, Commissioner Selig, Carlos Gomez, Paul Molitor, Khris Davis, Bob Uecker, Jonathan Lucroy and the Vintage Brewers Bobblehead, plus a Matt Garza Gnome.

Today, we revealed that our twelfth All-Fan Giveaway of 2015 is another GNOME….this one featuring Scooter Gennett! You can get yours when the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, September 20.

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Brewers) and Facebook, you’ll have the chance to win tickets to this game  (and the rest of the all-fan giveaway dates as they are unveiled)— before you can buy ‘em! 

If you don’t win, don’t worry.  Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Gennett gnome is included in select season ticket packages which are on sale now.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the image of the actual gnome when we get it!

Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of the #20in15!

- Cait

@CMOYER

Eleventh #20in15 All-Fan Giveaway Revealed: Retro Vintage Brewers Bobblehead Set for August 30

This week we’re unveiling the Brewers #20in15—20 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2015 season!

If you followed along at brewers.com/allfans and on our social media sites so far this week, then you already know that so far, our All-Fan Giveaway lineup includes bobbleheads of Rob Deer, Wily Peralta, BobbleHank, Commissioner Selig, Carlos Gomez, Paul Molitor, Khris Davis, Bob Uecker and Jonathan Lucroy, plus a Matt Garza Gnome.

Today, we revealed that our eleventh All-Fan Giveaway of 2015 is a Vintage Brewers Bobblehead. Last year, this little guy was quite popular, so make sure you come out and add a RETRO uniform one to your collection. You can get yours when the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, August 30.

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Brewers) and Facebook, you’ll have the chance to win tickets to this game  (and the rest of the all-fan giveaway dates as they are unveiled)— before you can buy ‘em! 

If you don’t win, don’t worry.  Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Vintage Brewer bobblehead is included in select season ticket packages which are on sale now.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the image of the actual bobblehead when we get it!

Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of the #20in15!

- Cait

@CMOYER

Tenth #20in15 All-Fan Giveaway Revealed: Lucroy Bobblehead Set for August 16

This week we’re unveiling the Brewers #20in15—20 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2015 season!

If you followed along at brewers.com/allfans and on our social media sites so far this week, then you already know that so far, our All-Fan Giveaway lineup includes bobbleheads of Rob Deer, Wily Peralta, BobbleHank, Commissioner Selig, Carlos Gomez, Paul Molitor, Khris Davis and Bob Uecker, plus a Matt Garza Gnome.

Tonight, we revealed that our tenth All-Fan Giveaway of 2015 is a Jonathan Lucroy Bobblehead, commemorating his record-breaking 2014 season in which he set the MLB record for doubles by a catcher! You can get yours when the Crew takes on the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, August 16.

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Brewers) and Facebook, you’ll have the chance to win tickets to this game  (and the rest of the all-fan giveaway dates as they are unveiled)— before you can buy ‘em! 

If you don’t win, don’t worry.  Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Lucroy bobblehead is included in select season ticket packages which are on sale now.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the image of the actual bobblehead when we get it!

Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of the #20in15!

- Cait

@CMOYER

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