David Goforth visits the Sojourner Family Peace Center

Brewers pitcher David Goforth visited the Sojourner Family Peace Center earlier this afternoon to tour the site and meet with members of the staff.

Sojourner Family Peace Center is a non-profit community organization that exists to end domestic violence and create peaceful communities. Based on the nationally known and proven Family Justice Center model, the Sojourner Family Peace Center transforms the community’s response to family violence and ultimately make Milwaukee and its surrounding communities a healthier, safer and more peaceful place to live. This model is a best practice for delivering care to families impacted by domestic violence.

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Once again year, WaterStone Bank and Brewers Community Foundation are partnering to benefit Sojourner through the “K’s For A Cause” program. WaterStone Bank and BCF will each make a donation to the Sojourner Family Peace Center for every strikeout recorded by a Brewers pitcher at Miller Park during the 2016 season. The strikeout total for each game and the season is displayed on the “strikeout meter” sign at Miller Park, which is located on the right field fascia. Last season, the “K’s for a Cause” campaign raised a total of $20,100, bringing the two-year grand total to $39,600.

For more information on Sojourner Family Peace Center, please visit familypeacecenter.org. For information about Brewers Community Foundation, please visit Brewers.com/BCF.

Memorial Day at Miller Park

Today is Memorial Day and here at Miller Park, we are honoring those who have served in several ways.

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The USO was given 5,000 tickets for Military personnel and their families for today’s game and also played a role in shaping our pregame ceremonies.

For the pregame ceremonies, the USO provided today’s national anthem singer, Jennifer Schafer, who is a civilian; as well as ceremonial pitchers, representing each branch of military service.

The following groups also provided color guards for the game: United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station- Milwaukee; Navy Operational Support Center-Milwaukee; U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion- Milwaukee; and Wisconsin Air National Guard.

In addition, today, the Brewers are wearing special camouflage jerseys and caps.

Brewers Authentics will be selling the Memorial Day game-worn jerseys and caps at our Authentics Kiosk (located on the Field Level at Miller Park) and via the Brewers Charity Auction online. The game-worn memorabilia is available to be pre-ordered by contacting gameused@brewers.com and the auction is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, June 6.

The Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park are also stocking the Memorial Day caps, jerseys, as well as a special camouflage t-shirt for a limited time.

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Finally, the Brewers, along with Major League Baseball, will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance during the game at approximately 3:00 p.m. when we will pause to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve our country.

 

Father’s Day Promotion at the Brewers Team Store

The Brewers Team Store is here to make sure you get dad what he really wants this Father’s Day with the third installment of the Brewers Batter Box promotion – the “Big Papa” box!

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Fans are able to assemble their own Brewers Batter Box by purchasing four different products from the following categories: Authentic Collection, Golf Items, Headwear, Polo Shirts, Tailgate Items and Wall Art. In addition to the four products fans add to their boxes, they will also receive a free set of three golf ball, each with a different Milwaukee Brewers logo. Hurry in to make sure you get the #1 dad the #1 gift this Father’s Day.
Each of the four items purchased must be from a separate category. Offer valid at any of the Brewers Team Store locations. While supplies last. See stores for details.

MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: MAY 27 – JUNE 1

The Brewers return home for the Memorial Day weekend to take on two division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals. The homestand begins tonight at 7:10 p.m. with the first of three games against Cincinnati. After the weekend series, the Crew will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series starting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. This will be the first time this season the Reds and Cardinals play at Miller Park. Highlights include Spring Madness (414), a Brewers Pennant giveaway and a Kids Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead giveaway.

Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. For this one special long weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, but the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos. The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/madness, calling 414-902-4000 or visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Spring Madness (414) excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Friday, May 27 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 7:10 p.m.
Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Night – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen and Cubs game.

Saturday, May 28 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 3:10 p.m.
Brewers Pennant – The first 10,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Brewers Pennant, courtesy of Miller Lite.

Sunday, May 29 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 1:10 p.m.
Kids Eat Free Sunday – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.

Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16 and under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

Kids Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead – All kids 14 and under will receive a Kids Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Monday, May 30 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 1:10 p.m.
Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Opening Day, Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Tuesday, May 31 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Community Achievers – The Milwaukee Brewers community involvement initiative, known as the “Community Achievers Award,” recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community. On May 31, Dr. Marla Lichtenberger will be recognized as May’s community achiever. Dr. Lichtenberger will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Wednesday, June 1 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 12:40 p.m.
Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Opening Day, Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS TO BE FIRST MLB TEAM TO HOST BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR BEGINNING JULY 15

The historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball)will come to Miller Park beginning July 15 as the first-ever Major League city stop on its multi-year journey to dozens of cities across North America, bringing to fans a one-of-a-kind baseball experience through the illustrious history of the game with cutting-edge technology and digital media. Baseball fans in Milwaukee will be able to visit the one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit galleries in one of Miller Park’s parking lots from July 15-31.

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today became the first Commissioner to visit the Field of Dreams movie site, along with 2015 Hall of Fame inductee and MLB Network analyst John Smoltz, where the Tour’s 2016 travels were unveiled during a live town hall announcement event only 90 miles from the first stop – Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.

Brewers Season Seatholders will receive an email offering them a pre-sale opportunity, which includes a 10% savings on regular ticket prices for the exhibit.

Through its official ticketing provider, Tickets.com, the Tour’s general public tickets across all six locations will be available beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. CT on the Tour’s official website, HallofFameTour.com.

We Are Baseball was developed with content provided by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and through a partnership with IMAX Corporation, MLBAM, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CAA, and United Talent Agency, along with Arny Granatand Grand Slam Productions.

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Central to the fan experience is a mobile IMAX theater showcasing an original IMAX film highlighting the past, present and future of baseball. The film will feature never-before-seen new content as well as historical footage.

TECHNOLOGY

To celebrate the shared experiences and bonds fans have for the sport, one-of-a-kind historical artifacts were curated by baseball historians and will be exhibited in unprecedented ways through state-of-the-art technology. This dynamic, customizable and sharable traveling exhibit will allow fans to “experience” the stories, traditions and stars covering baseball’s past and present like never before – from the game’s greatest luminaries, ranging from Honus Wagner to Willie Mays, Babe Ruth to Clayton Kershaw, and personalities and moments, like world renowned broadcaster Harry Caray or Bill Mazeroski’s legendary World Series-winning home run, to Fenway Park’s famed “Green Monster.” Examples include:

  • History Selfie: Put yourself into some of baseball’s most iconic moments and share with your friends, family and followers via social media
  • Hall of Fame Plaques in HD: Scroll through an interactive experience of the Hall of Fame plaques for every inductee
  • Video Exhibit Cases: In a first-of-its-kind for baseball artifacts, utilize video screens to get the story behind a specific artifact before the artifact itself is revealed behind the screen
  • Personal Plaques: Using touch screen technology and high resolution cameras, take your own photo to create a personal Hall of Fame replica plaque and craft your own Hall of Fame story
  • Interactive Games: An interactive touch screen table will allow you to play fun games against your family, friends and other We Are Baseball visitors
  • Mobile: Leveraging MLBAM’s mobile development and technology expertise, the Tour also will integrate iBeacon technology for location awareness into the experiences for fans with the free MLB.com Ballpark app.

JAUNT VR

The Tour partnered with pioneering virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt to give fans up close and personal experiences of being present next to the game’s brightest stars, on field, in the dugout and even in the clubhouse. Shot over a series of weeks and available only as part of the Tour, Jaunt captured footage at Spring Training camps for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland A’s. They were also on field for the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park and Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field home openers and documented the ring ceremony for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.

FANATICS

In partnership with the inaugural Hall of Fame Tour, Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports apparel and official MLB digital commerce partner, will operate a pop-up retail store and provide a wide range of officially licensed gear and customized products for each city stop. Local fans will have the ability to shop a wide selection of Hall of Fame Tour merchandise and Baseball Hall of Fame throwback designs, while also sifting through city-by-city Cooperstown memorabilia and collectibles. Fans unable to visit in person will be able to showcase their passion and pride by shopping all Hall of Fame Tour merchandise online.

Along with Milwaukee, We Are Baseball will travel to five other cities in its first four months of operation in 2016, providing fans in those communities nearly 1,000 open hours of access to the exhibits, artifacts and immersive experiences provided from the vast collections of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A detailed schedule for 2016 is below:

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR – 2016 SCHEDULE

Davenport, IA (Modern Woodmen Park)                  July 3-10

Milwaukee, WI (Miller Park)                                      July 15-31

Kansas City, MO (Kauffman Stadium)                      August 5-21

St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium)                                 August 26 – September 11

Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America)                          September 16-29

Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Convention Center)        October 7-23

A Tour schedule for 2017 will be released as it becomes available. Visit HallofFameTour.com for complete details and the latest scheduling and ticket information.

“Specials by Series”for May 2016

Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park.  As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.

Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!

Brewers vs. Marlins (April 29-May 1): Pork Tacos

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Cilantro, Onions, Queso Fresco, Lime

 

Brewers vs. Angels (May 2-4): Halo Dog

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Klement’s Hot Dog, Bacon, Charro Beans, Shredded Cheese, Pico de Gallo

Brewers vs. Padres (May 12-15): Beef Barbacoa Tacos

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Queso Fresco, Pico de Gallo

 

Brewers vs. Cubs (May 17-19): Chicago-Style Hot Dog

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Klement’s Hot Dog, Sport Peppers, Green Relish, Pickle Spear, Tomato, Chopped Onion

Brewers vs. Reds (May 27-29): Cincinnati Chili Nachos

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Crispy Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Cincinnati-Style Chili, Sour Cream

Brewers vs. Cardinals (May 30-June 1):  BBQ Rib Tips

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St. Louis-Style

Enjoy!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers On Tap is Now Live

The Milwaukee Brewers are proud to announce the official launch of “Brewers On Tap,” an all-encompassing multimedia site where fans can access videos and team programming, including “Brewers On Tap TV” and the “Brewers On Tap Podcast.”

The site is available at Brewers.com/OnTap.

“Brewers On Tap” features extensive, exclusive video content hosted by reporters Lane Grindle and Giavonna Heath. Numerous video features are added each week – this month, content includes an exclusive  feature on top Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia, a recap of the “Play Ball” campaign, and much more.

“Through ‘Brewers On Tap,’ fans gain behind-the-scenes access to their favorite players, community events, minor league prospects and much more,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “This is content that can’t be found anywhere else. With Lane and Gia posting new content multiple times each week, we have the resources to cover all of the latest Brewers developments and make the news accessible to fans almost instantaneously.”

“Brewers On Tap TV” is also creating recurring programs, the first being “The David Stearns Show.” A new episode will be produced once each calendar month and features the Brewers General Manager discussing everything related to the Brewers, from the current team’s play to up-and-coming prospects. The show is hosted by Grindle, who also leads the weekly “Brewers On Tap Podcast.” The first show episode was recently added to the site.

Fans can also engage with the team on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @Brewers as well as at facebook.com/brewers.

 

SPRING MADNESS (414) TO INVADE MILLER PARK

Brewers baseball is in full swing and to help celebrate the late arrival of the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. This annual event has been extended to four days so fans can soak up the savings over the holiday weekend. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.

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The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park on Friday, May 27 and continue through Monday, May 30, when the team takes on the division rivals Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.  For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.

On top of all the great savings, May 29 is a Kids Eat Free Sunday compliments of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny and Heinz. In addition, all kids 14 and under will receive a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead giveaway, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Spring Madness (414) excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Ryan Braun Kicks Off Milwaukee Habitat Build Season

Today Brewers All-Star Ryan Braun helped Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity kick off their build season in the Washington Park Neighborhood.

Braun spoke in front of a large crowd of volunteers who were on site to help completely frame two homes on the 2100 block of North 39th street during Milwaukee Habitat’s week-long May Blitz Build (5/16-5/20). Braun and the Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring one of 10 new construction homes Milwaukee Habitat will begin work on in 2016. 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 – block by block – not just for one family at a time, but for an entire community.

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The Brewers have been involved with Milwaukee Habitat since 2006. In addition to Ryan Braun kicking off their build season, the team will hold a garage build at Miller Park on June 10. On that day, Brewers players will be joined by their wives and Brewers employees to frame the garage that will accompany the home they are sponsoring on North 39th Street. The garage will be framed in the parking lot near Helfaer Field and will be on display for the Brewers night game against the New York Mets. The framed walls will then be transported to Washington Park, where they will be erected at the home.

“Ryan and Brewers Community Foundation have been great supporters of our work in revitalizing neighborhoods and improving the lives of the families we serve,” says Milwaukee Habitat Executive Director Brian Sonderman, “With over one hundred volunteers building that week, Ryan is sure to boost the energy of what’s shaping up to be a very exciting May Blitz build.”

Students from Horning Middle School Win “Strike Out Bullying” Contest

After hundreds of videos were submitted, Angel Engel, Carolyn Kiefer, Sam Flaig, Matthew Alvarado and Becky Pyritz of Horning Middle School in Waukesha have won the Brewers “Strike Out Bullying” contest. Students from all across the greater Milwaukee area were asked to create a commercial with a positive message to “Strike Out Bullying.” The five students from Horning Middle School video was selected and their school will receive a grand prize which includes a visit from Brewers players as well as tickets and transportation to the Thursday, May 19 game against the Chicago Cubs.

Students from all public and private schools in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties were encouraged to create a video that demonstrated a positive message that will help end bullying.

Nicole Kaminski, the winning group’s teacher, submitted the video for the students via the form at brewers.com. The video was selected by a panel of judges assembled by the Brewers. It was assessed based on a concise and positive message that incorporated creativity and originality.

“The students from Ms. Kaminski’s class put together a compelling and unique video that demonstrated the terrible impact that bullying can have,” said Brewers Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw. “We were impressed with the volume and quality of the submissions for this initiative. There clearly are some great efforts led by students and administrators to address this very serious issue.”

Thanks to this unique video several Brewers players, staff members and personnel will travel to Horning Middle School in Waukesha for a visit and an anti-bullying program.

To top it off, the team will provide tickets and transportation for 224 eighth grade students to the next day’s contest against the Chicago Cubs.

One student from the winning group will have the unique opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the Thursday’s game.

5/18/16 Update: Brewers reliever Michael Blazek and Brewers alum Larry Hisle were on hand for today’s event at Horning Middle School. Here are some photos from the assembly:

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