Special Ticket Package Added for Greg Vaughn Bobblehead Day; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Vaughn Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks
On Sunday, June 26, all fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Nationals game will receive a bobblehead featuring retired #Brewers slugger Greg Vaughn wearing his 90s uniform!
Now, here’s your chance to come home from that game with your bobble signed by the 4x All-Star.
Today, we’re launching a special ticket package in the Associated Bank Check Deck for that game. For just $89, you’ll get your game ticket, a full buffet featuring Klement’s bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, Klement’s hot dogs, BBQ smoked pulled pork, southern rubbed grilled chicken breast, brown sugar baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, assorted cookies and brownies, unlimited soft drinks and two complimentary beers per adult, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED Greg Vaughn Bobblehead.
These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase. [Click on the “Buy Individual Tickets” button and select the June 26th game under the Associated Bank Check Deck Offerings.]
6/17 Update: Sorry folks, this special ticket package is now sold out! Regular for the game on Sunday still remain and you’ll have the chance to meet Greg Vaughn as we announced yesterday that he will be attending the game and hosting a meet and greet after the start of the game.
Prostate Cancer Foundation and MLB Step Up to the Plate to Raise Awareness and Fund Research for Prostate Cancer
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are once again teaming up to hit home runs for prostate cancer research and encourage fans to “Keep Dad in the Game” as part of the yearly celebration of Father’s Day and annual Home Run Challenge.
This year Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, encourages baseball fans everywhere to support PCF’s efforts to end prostate cancer by delivering an important public service announcement – “to step up to the plate, help save lives and get one step closer to finding a cure.”
“Joe has been a great partner in our progress toward improved treatment outcomes and an eventual cure,” said PCF Founder and Chairman Mike Milken. “His work as well as those by MLB and all 30 Clubs has helped us raise more than $45 million for research programs that are saving thousands of lives.”
During this year’s Home Run Challenge, MLB and PCF encourage baseball fans to visit HomeRunChallenge.org to make a pledge for every home run hit during MLB games played from June 13 through Father’s Day, June 19. While visiting HomeRunChallenge.org, fans can also make a simple one-time donation, sign up to receive more information about prostate cancer, and participate in the PCF Home Run Trot promotion to win two (2) all-inclusive tickets to this year’s MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.
On Father’s Day, MLB players, managers, coaches, trainers, umpires and groundskeepers will wear blue wristbands and blue ribbon uniform decals. Additionally, Clubs may host pre-game ceremonies and use a special blue MLB Father’s Day line-up card. Major League Baseball Charities has committed $50,000 to PCF as part of this annual effort.
Additionally, MLB Clubs will celebrate Father’s Day in specially designed uniforms for the first time. Father’s Day uniforms and caps will incorporate light blue into Clubs’ regular logos against a grey or white background. MLB will donate royalties earned from the sales of licensed Father’s Day jerseys and caps to PCF.
Since inception, PCF has been a pioneer in new drug development, providing key funding for FDA-approved treatments that improve survivorship. Funding support of the Home Run Challenge by MLB and its Clubs has helped lower the prostate cancer death rate by more than 50% and made possible discoveries in prostate cancer that now extend to saving lives in eight other forms of cancer.
This year, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park searched for the most passionate Brewers family with their brand new “Brought Up a Brewer” contest.
Earlier this season, fans had the chance to submit a family photo of their whole Crew wearing their favorite Brewers gear, along with a 100-words-or-less essay on how their family has been the most passionate Brewers fans throughout the generations.
A team of Brewers judges selected five finalists earlier this week and a grand prize winner was revealed during an on-field pregame ceremony before today’s game vs. the New York Mets.
Christine Zoltkowski’s winning essay and photo can be seen below.
In addition to being recognized during pregame, Christine received a $250 shopping spree, six tickets to today’s game, an autographed baseball, as well as a special goodie bag.
Here are the photos and essays from the four runners up, who all received a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store:
A simple-but-creative idea from a 10 year-old fan became a reality today.
Earlier this year, Tyler Webb, a young Brewers supporter from Strum, Wis., submitted a suggestion that Miller Park should offer blue corn tortilla chips along with yellow cheese sauce to create Brewers-themed nachos. The Brewers front office and concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice loved the concept, and now “Tyler’s Nachos” has made its debut.
“We were having nachos one day, and we ran out of our yellow chips that we usually use. So we used blue corn chips, and I noticed that they were Brewer colors. Then, we emailed Delaware North, and they said they liked the idea,” Tyler said.
Tyler’s Nachos will be available for purchase at the Section 216 Cactus League Nachos stand on the Loge Level, and will be included in the stand’s menu of items through the end of the month. To literally top it off, fans may also opt for an “M” Brewers logo in sour cream on the item.
To celebrate the occasion, Tyler and his family were invited out to enjoy the game in a suite at Miller Park and received gifts as part of a rollout ceremony.
“I think it’s exciting. I think getting to go to the game and getting a suite to watch today’s game is the coolest part,” Tyler said.
The Milwaukee Brewers made eight selections during day two of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The team selected right-handed pitcher Braden Webb out of the University of South Carolina in the third round (82nd overall) with their first pick of the day. The Brewers drafted seven additional players on day two of the three-day draft, including 4 pitchers, 2 infielders and 1 catcher.
The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.
The complete list of selections can be found here.
In a time in the near future, in a ballpark near you, the Milwaukee Brewers will host Star WarsTM Night Presented by Kohl’s. Tomorrow (Saturday, June 11), join the Brewers as they duel (with bats, not lightsabers) the New York Mets at 3:10 p.m. in an epic battle against the Dark Side at Miller Park.
A number of Star Wars characters will make special appearances throughout the afternoon and evening.
In addition, fans can purchase limited edition Star Wars merchandise at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park:
We’ll also have some special Star Wars-themed concessions to choose from on Saturday:
Lightsaber Pretzel Bites-$6
Princess Leia Cinnabuns- $5
Fans are encouraged to dress in costume and are permitted to wear masks, but the Brewers ask all aspiring Jedis to leave their lightsabers at home. Any and all lightsabers, toy guns or weapons will not be permitted in Miller Park. Fans will still be permitted to use the Force, so long as they do not bring in an actual device.
For more information about Star Wars Night presented by Kohl’s or other theme nights at Miller Park, please call 414-902-4777 or visit Brewers.com/specialevents.
STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
NOTE: Only those fans who purchased the Star Wars Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. A valid voucher is required to pick up the bobblehead.
Today, as part of the Brewers Beyond the Diamond community outreach initiative, we hosted a Milwaukee Habitat garage build at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun, Chase Anderson, Alex Presley and Michael Blazek joined some of the Brewers Wives and staff members to frame the garage that will accompany the Habitat home that Braun and Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring on North 39th street. The garage will be framed in the parking lot near Helfaer field and will be on display for tonight’s game against the New York Mets. The framed walls will then be transported to the Washington Park neighborhood, on Milwaukee’s near west side, where they will be erected at the home.
Braun and Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring one of 10 new construction homes Milwaukee Habitat will begin work on in 2016. The Brewers have been involved with Milwaukee Habitat since 2006. In addition to new construction, Milwaukee Habitat will be rehabbing 12 homes and completing 60 repair projects throughout the year; all part of their neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Washington Park neighborhood.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected outfielder Corey Ray from the University of Louisville with their first pick (fifth overall) of the First-Year Player Draft. Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Special Assistant to the G.M. Ray Montgomery made the announcement.
Ray, a junior at the University of Louisville, batted .319 with 55 runs, 16 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs, 60 RBI, 44 stolen bases a .396 OBP and a .562 slugging percentage this season. He was previously drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 33rd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Simeon Career Academy, but chose to enroll in college instead. The left-handed hitter is majoring in exercise science and was scouted by Area Scout Jeff Simpson.
“I’m just thankful and grateful for an opportunity to play for a great organization,” Ray said in a conference call with the media shortly after his name was placed on the board in Secaucus.
On his reaction to hearing his name called, Ray said, “Happy. Relieved. It’s been an exciting year. This is an exciting time in my life.”
Asked where he sees himself fitting in with the organization, Ray said, “I think I’ll fit in as a top-of-the order type of hitter hopefully, somebody who gets the job done. Anything that they need me to do: bunt, hit and run, get on base, steal bases…whatever they need me to do– I will do that. I know there is one question on whether or not I can play center field, but I’m guaranteeing that I will work as hard as I possibly can to be an elite defender in center and hopefully I can play center and do some great things in Milwaukee.”
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ray, 21, participated in the Jackie Robinson West Little League and the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite program growing up.
Ray said his family is happy that he was drafted by a team within driving distance from Chicago. “It’s close to home, but not as close to home as to where distractions are. I’m grateful to be close to home,”
During his tenure at Louisville, he was named 2015 Baseball America Second Team All-America, 2015 NCBWA Second Team All-America, 2015 D1 Baseball Third Team All-America and to the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. In addition, he was a 2015 All-ACC First Team selection and a member of the 2014 Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team.
“Hard work. Surrounding myself around the right people. It’s been a combination of great leadership and great role models in my dad and my grandfather and the mentors that have mentored me and helped me throughout the years but I think it’s also a combination of luck,” Ray said. “The White Sox Amateur City Elite Team expanded and I was given the opportunity to be on one of those teams and instruction that I got from there and the opportunities that I was given definitely helped me.”
This marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Brewers have drafted with the fifth overall selection. The other selections at #5 overall included LHP Rick O’Keefe (1975), RHP Ken Henderson (1991), RHP Mark Rogers (2004) and 3B Ryan Braun (2005).
The Brewers have two more draft picks tonight, coming in the second round (#46) and the Competitive Balance Round B (#75 overall). The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.
Currently, 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are traveling to Milwaukee VA Medical Center for treatment of their wounds and injuries.
The new Milwaukee home is one of the largest built in the United States of America, allowing veterans and their families living beyond 50-miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital to stay overnight at no cost at Fisher House Wisconsin. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need.
Today, Kirk Nieuwenhis and Jacob Barnes received an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this new beautiful facility. Let’s take a look:
Delaware North Sportservice (DN), the exclusive food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, will hold a job fair on Monday, June 13 at the home of the Brewers. DN Sportservice is looking to hire Concession Stand Attendants and experienced Line Cooks for the 2016 season.
The job fair will take place at Miller Park on Monday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m. CT. Candidates are asked to enter the ballpark through the Hot Corner entrance (near Friday’s Front Row).