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Game-Worn “Cerveceros Jerseys to be Auctioned Off at brewers.com

 The commemorative “Cerveceros” jerseys worn by Brewers players and coaches during Sunday’s Ninth Annual Cerveceros Day at Miller Park will be available for fans to purchase through an online auction at Brewers.com/auction. The weeklong auction begins today at 10 a.m. CT and closes on Monday, August 18 at 5 p.m. CT.

Cerveceros

Proceeds raised during the auction will go directly towards Brewers Community Foundation, and will be earmarked for the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Scholarship Fund and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship Fund.

“Cerveceros” is the Spanish translation for “Brewers.”

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Aaron Rodgers, Sophia Minnaert Respond to Brewers “Ice Bucket Challenge”

Over the weekend, the Ice Bucket Challenge made its way through the Brewers Clubhouse, starting with Ryan Braun on Saturday and culminating with Kyle Lohse, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez on Sunday.

Brewers Ice Bucket Challenge

Designed to help raise money and awareness for ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.

Yesterday, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (via Jonathan Lucroy);PGA golfer Jason Dufner (via Kyle Lohse, likely as payback for the Stadium Shootout Golf Challenge); and FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Sophia Minnaert (via Carlos Gomez) were tapped for the challenge and so far, two of the three complied.

Aaron Rodgers:

 

Sophia Minnaert:

 

No word yet from Jason Dufner, but we’ll give him an extension on the 24-hour window commonly given for the challenge, as the golfer was forced to withdraw from the 2014 PGA Championship after nine holes on Thursday due to bulging discs in his neck.

Thanks to each of these Ice Bucket Challenge participants for being such good sports and helping to raise awareness and funds for ALS. To learn more about how you can help, click here.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

American Legion All-Star Game at Miller Park Following Today’s Game

Today marks the 43rd year of the Milwaukee Brewers and the American Legion Baseball Partnership and, following today’s game the American Legion All-Star Game will take place here at Miller Park.

Department Commander Bob Shappell from Post 288-Cedarburg threw out today’s first pitch during a special pregame ceremony which also featured appearances by Department Adjutant David Kurtz from Post 23-Milwaukee; State Baseball Commissioner Roger Mathison from Post 116-Coon Valley; State Baseball President Kevin Stangel from Squadron 538-Manitowoc; and the American Legion All-Star Day Chairman Ken Larsen, from Post 201-Tomah; in addition to the participants in today’s American Legion All-Star Game.

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Lucroy, Lohse & Gomez Complete “Ice Bucket Challenge” Issued by Ryan Braun–See Who is On Deck!

In case you missed it, yesterday, Ryan Braun completed the “Ice Bucket Challenge”  issued to him by former Brewers prospect and recent winner of The Bachelorette, Josh Murray.

In turn, Ryan Braun tagged Jonathan Lucroy, Kyle Lohse, and Carlos Gomez to step up the the plate and help #StrikeOutALS, which they did together, today:

Bob Uecker was standing by and we captured his reaction:

And here are some stills:

Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse & Jonathan Lucroy prepare for the Ice Bucket Challenge while Bob Uecker looks on.

Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse & Jonathan Lucroy prepare for the Ice Bucket Challenge while Bob Uecker looks on.

Whew! That's cold! But it's for a good cause--helping to #StrikeOutALS.

Whew! That’s cold! But it’s for a good cause–helping to #StrikeOutALS.

Up next: Aaron Rodgers, Jason Dufner and Sophia Minnaert.

Up next: Aaron Rodgers, Jason Dufner and Sophia Minnaert.

On Deck are Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (challenged by Jonathan Lucroy); PGA golfer Jason Dufner (challenged by Kyle Lohse, likely as payback for the Stadium Shootout Golf Challenge); and FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Sophia Minnaert (challenged by Carlos Gomez).

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player whose struggle with this disease and death in 1941 brought it national attention.

And recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention from this Ice Bucket Challenge, started by ALS patients Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to help raise money and awareness for the disease. The challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

Word to Your Mother! Vanilla Ice Visits Miller Park

Vanilla Ice, the American rapper, actor and television host best known for hit single, “Ice Ice Baby”  stopped by Miller Park on his way to a gig at the Wisconsin State Fair.

If you’ll recall, earlier this season, the Brew Crew had a “Rappers and Wranglers” Road Trip, which resulted in Lyle Overbay dressing up like Mr. Ice himself:

So, it was great to see them meet in the dugout, along with other Brewers players and coaches before tonight’s Brewers vs. Dodgers game:

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Vanilla Ice then threw out the ceremonial first pitch:

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VANILLA ICE FIRST PITCH

 

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

Sharp Literacy, Inc., Ryan and Larissa Braun & Brewers Community Foundation Partner on New “Growing Power” Mural at Miller Park

Sharp Literacy Inc. has partnered with Ryan Braun and his wife, Larisa, and Brewers Community Foundation on the creation of a “Growing Power” mosaic mural which will be featured throughout the rest of the regular season at Miller Park on the Loge level. 

The three panel, traveling mural will begin its tour at Miller Park and travel to various schools during the 2015/2016 school year.  The mural project is in conjunction with Sharp Literacy’s 12th “We Love to Learn” book entitled There Grows the Neighborhood: Agriculture in the City, which will be published this fall.  The mural and book will teach children about simple nutrition, where good foods originate and the concept of healthy eating for a strong, healthy life.

The Growing Power Mosaic Mural is on display at the top of the first-base side escalator on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

The Growing Power Mosaic Mural is on display at the top of the first-base side escalator on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

Lynda Kohler, President and CEO of Sharp Literacy was on hand prior to tonight’s game, along with Sharp’s Artist in Residence, Sally Duback, who created the  mural with assistance from the 5th through 8th grade students at Lutheran Special School and Education Services.

SHARP LITERACY

Fans can visit the Growing Power Mural Project at Miller Park  on the Loge Level.

Thank you Sharp Literacy for using imaginative learning experiences to build literacy skills for nearly 7,000 elementary school students in 34 of Milwaukee’s most at-risk schools!

-Cait

JohandCait@brewers.com

It’s Golf Night at Miller Park!

Tonight, along with the PGA of America and Kohler Co., we’re celebrating “Golf Night at Miller Park”!

We’re just about one year-out from the 2015 PGA Championship, which is preparing to make its third visit to Whistling Straits in nearby Kohler, Wis., August 10-16, 2015.

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. As you may recall, during his visit, Dufner had a little fun with Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse, who ended up losing a bet to the golfer.

And tonight, we’ve got a variety of opportunities and activities for fans:

  • The first 25,000 adults who entered the stadium received a Brewers Coupon book; inside the book is a coupon with instructions on how to pre-register for 2015 PGA Championship tickets. All Brewers fans who pre-register using the coupon will be entered for a chance to win this pin flag signed by Jason Dufner and Kyle Lohse:

Lohse Dufner Flag

 

If you didn’t receive the coupon book, you can still pre-register by completing the free and required online ticket pre-registration by tomorrow at www.PGAChampionship.com in order to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale, which will run August 11-30, 2014.

  • Prior to the game, fans were able to participate in contests with the Kohler Golf Academy and receive quick tips and lessons from local Wisconsin PGA Professionals outside Miller Park on the 3rd Base Plaza.
  • One lucky fan will also be chosen to participate in a putting contest on top of the Brewers dugout and had the chance to win 2015 PGA Championship tickets, as well as a one-night stay at The American Club and golf on one of Kohler’s award-winning courses.

 

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Josh Murray Issues the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to Ryan Braun… Watch Him Accept

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player whose struggle with this disease and death in 1941 brought it national attention.

And recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention as your social media feeds have probably been overtaken by videos of your friends dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness about this disease and funds to fight it.

Former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, and Pete, along with fellow ALS patient Pat Quinn, began what is known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on their own social networks in late July to raise money and awareness for the disease with which approximately 5600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with each year and as many as 30,000 Americans may have at any given time (per the ALSA).

The challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.

The challenge reached the Brewers when former Brewers prospect and recent winner of The Bachelorette, Josh Murray, issued the challenge to our own Ryan Braun:

Ryan Braun prepares for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Ryan Braun prepares for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Never one to back down from a challenge, Ryan accepted and issued the challenge to three more individuals…who just happen to be his teammates. Take a look here:

 

Mashable reports that the ALS Association has seen a fourfold increase in donations between July 26 and August 6 compared to the same time period in 2013. To learn more, click here.

 

Thank you, social media, Pete Frates, Pat Quinn, Josh Murray and Ryan Braun for helping #StrikeOutALS.

 

Here’s looking at you, Jonathan, Kyle and Carlos!

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

Braun and Duke named Brewers Players of the Month for July

Ryan Braun was named Brewers Player of the Month for July and Zach Duke was selected as Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July.

Braun batted .277 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 15 RBI for the month.

In 13 relief appearances, Duke did not allow a run over 11.2 innings and struck out 17 batters.  He held opponents to a .105 batting average.

Both players were presented their awards prior to tonight’s game:

BRAUN AND DUKE

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Jonathan Lucroy Receives MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award

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.

HEART AND HUSTLE

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.

For more information on this award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, please visit www.baseballalumni.com or follow them on twitter @MLBPAA.

Congratulations to Jonathan on winning the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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