Tonight, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association was proud to recognize Jonathan Lucroy as the Milwaukee Brewers winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award.
The Heart and Hustle Award recognizes one player on each Major League team who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
Presenting the award to Jonathan Lucroy was former Brewers pitcher and 1971 American League Reliever of the Year, Ken Sanders, and Vice President of Operations from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, Mike Groll.
Of the 30 winners from each Major League team, one player will be chosen as the final Heart and Hustle Award recipient, as voted on by the more than 5,300 current and alumni player members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. This winner will be announced at the Legends for Youth Dinner, held in New York City on November 18, 2014.
Congratulations to Jonathan on winning the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award!
I can’t believe I’m writing about going back to school already, but yep, I just checked the calendar and sure enough, it’s August!
And, from now through September 5, students 16 and under can enter to win prizes that will help them go back to school in style from the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park by submitting a photo of themselves wearing Brewers gear, a 100-word-or-less essay on “Why I Am the Most Passionate Brewers Fan” and a completely filled entry form.
Entries must be turned in at Miller Park by September 5 (submissions are not accepted via mail or email).
Five finalists will be chosen on September 6, 2014 and one Grand Prize winner will be chosen on September 8, 2014.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store, Brewers school supplies, six tickets to the game on September 14, 2014 and a special on field presentation before the game, which includes meeting a Brewers player. The four runners-up will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store and Brewers school supplies.
The photos and essays of the five finalists will be posted here on the blog and shared across our social media channels.
This afternoon, Brandon and Melissa Kintzler, Tom Gorzelanny (and his son Gavin), Ed Sedar, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, and Hank the Ballpark Pup participated in the Wisconsin Humane Society PAL Graduation.
PAL stands for People and Animals Learning and is a two-week summer camp for Milwaukee children, ages 10-13. The kids are paired up to train a shelter dogs over the course of the camp and take part in other confidence-building and violence prevention activities. Since the program began in 1993, there have been over 750 graduates from the program. (For more information, click here.)
At today’s graduation, the kids demonstrated their new dog-handling skills and received their diplomas.
Here are a few fun photos from the day:
Following the graduation, the Brewers contingent was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility by Anne Reed, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Humane Society. Here are a few more photos from that tour, including the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:
Congratulations once again to the PAL graduates and thank you to the Wisconsin Humane Society for all of the good you do in the community!
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 10 (Cerveceros Day & Chorizo 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.
Happy PGA Championship Week! Enter to Win Tix to Golf Night at Miller Park and a Cap Signed by Kyle Lohse!
It’s PGA Championship Week and the 2014 tournament is underway today at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
As you know by now, I love golf, so you can be sure I’ll be watching in between ballgames this weekend.
But NEXT YEAR, I will be heading up to Whistling Straits in Kohler as the 2015 tournament will be held here in Wisconsin August 10-16.
And, in case you missed it, this Saturday, along with the PGA of America and Kohler Co., we’ll be celebrating Golf Night at Miller Park with all sorts of fun activities and opportunities for fans.
You may recall that earlier this season, we assisted the 2015 PGA Championship in kicking off its ticket pre-registration period in late April by hosting defending PGA Champion Jason Dufner at Miller Park. During his visit, Dufner had a little fun with Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse.
And today, to celebrate PGA Championship Week, Golf Night at Miller Park and next year’s PGA Championship in Kohler, we’ve got a pair of tickets to Saturday’s game to give away, along with this 2015 PGA Championship cap signed by Kyle:
All you have to do is follow @Brewers on Twitter and Retweet our designated tweet for your chance to win.
If you don’t win, you can still have fun at the game on Saturday. Tickets for “Golf Night at Miller Park” are available at Brewers.com or by calling 414-902-GAME.
Fans hoping to attend the 2015 PGA Championship should complete the free and required online ticket pre-registration by Sunday at www.PGAChampionship.com in order to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale, which will run August 11-30, 2014.
See you at both!
Fans attending tonight’s game can now take Hank to the beach.
Okay, maybe not literally like these gals did, but all fans attending tonight’s game versus the Giants received a full-size Hank Beach Towel, compliments of Meijer.
In addition, Hank (and his Hank House) were available for a photo opportunity for the first 500 fans in line beginning when the gates opened:
And even opposing teams can’t resist Hank’s charms: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy also requested to meet our famous Ballpark Pup:
During tonight’s game, fans recognized Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts of the United States Army.
Staff Sgt. Pitts deployed twice to Afghanistan and in 2008, distinguished himself by extraordinary acts of heroism.
When his observation post was attacked, he was severely wounded and his unit sustained heavy casualties. Staff Sgt. Pitts took control of the post and returned fire until reinforcements arrived. His courage and commitment to the defense of his unit prevented the enemy from capturing fallen American soldiers.
For his conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life beyond the call of duty, Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor.
The Brewers thank Staff Sgt. Pitts and all military personnel for your service.
Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk Generates Generous Donation for Fisher House Wisconsin
On July 26, runners and walkers participated in the 16th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk here at Miller Park, generating much needed resources in support of Brewers Community Foundation.
This year, 5K participants were encouraged to fundraise online for Fisher House Wisconsin, which provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Tonight, Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation presented a $25,000 check to John Quinette, the Executive Director for Fisher House Wisconsin.
Many thanks for all the online contributions as well as the generous donations from Jimmy Nelson and Jonathan Lucroy.
Today, about one in 10 Americans has diabetes. Another 86 million adults, or nearly one in four – has prediabetes These people are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes … as well as heart disease or stroke.
The American Diabetes Association together with Novo Nordisk and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are here tonight to encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in helping people live longer, healthier lives.
Our guests on the field before the game today wanted fans to know that diet and exercise can help prevent the onset of type two diabetes in those with prediabetes, and can reduce complications among people who have diabetes.
Michael Herold of Milwaukee has had type 2 diabetes for several years. When Michael’s weight spiraled out of control, he used diet and exercise to improve his health and, in doing so, lost 50 pounds and significantly reduced his blood glucose level.
Today, Michael is more active than he’s been in years and his new found health has changed his outlook on life. Through the guidance of the doctors at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Michael has seen that his lifestyle changes will continue to improve his chances of having fewer diabetes-related complications throughout his life.
We congratulate Michael, we wish him the very best in meeting his new goal to lose 50 more pounds, and we encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in preventing the onset of type two diabetes and living healthier lives in general.