Today we announced a one-day promotion known as “No Fee Friday,” which features the Brewers covering the cost of all ticket transaction fees for online and phone orders placed tomorrow, Friday, August 15 between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT.
The one-day promotion is valid for any remaining 2014 regular season games at Miller Park.
There are 19 home games remaining on the Brewers regular-season schedule, and fans can purchase tickets to any of them and not be charged with transaction fees. But the offer is only valid this Friday. For instance, if a fan purchases two tickets for the game on Saturday, September 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals, the fees associated with those tickets would be covered by the Brewers – as long as they are purchased tomorrow.
Upcoming games include an Interleague matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays and a three-game weekend series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on the team’s next homestand from August 19-24. September’s schedule features an 11-game homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds from September 4 – 14. The team closes the regular season schedule with a three-game weekend set against the Chicago Cubs from September 26 – 28. A variety of giveaways, including three All-Fan bobblehead dates, remain on the schedule, along with Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on September 27.
Tickets can be purchased to any remaining Brewers home games by calling (414) 902-4000, online at Brewers.com or by visiting the Miller Park ticket windows. All tickets are subject to availability. No refunds/exchanges. The “No Fee Friday” promotion cannot be combined with any discounted or special offers.
To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans are joining forces for a placard display that will “Pink Out Miller Park.”
On Saturday, September 6, the Milwaukee Brewers will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park at 6:10 p.m. Each fan attending the game will have a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they will hold them up to form a giant image in the ballpark. The image (rendering attached) will turn the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.
“The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”
“Pink Out Miller Park” is presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin is the supporting sponsor.
Prior to the game, there will be many other related events occurring, including the following:
- Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, will do a check presentation of funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- There will be an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
- The Ceremonial 1st Pitch will be tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
- Breast cancer survivors will take the field with our starting lineup and stand with the players for the national anthem.
- A donation from Brewers Community Foundation will be made to support related charities.
“Journal Sentinel is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Store, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis to bring this historic ‘Pink Out’ to Miller Park and to Milwaukee,” Brenner said. “It’s a very visible demonstration of our shared commitment to end breast cancer in our lifetimes – and our support of the women and families who battle this disease every day.”
In addition, fans can contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:
- A raffle will be held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes will feature a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
- Pink hankies will be sold outside of Miller Park.
Fans will be encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark.
More information is available at Brewers.com/pinkout.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett will appear at the Miller Park Brewers Team Store by Majestic for an autograph signing on Tuesday, August 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Autographs will be free, and the first 250 people in line will receive a wristband guaranteeing a signature. If time allows, additional fans will be accommodated until 1:30 p.m.
Fans will be allowed to enter through the Miller Park Hot Corner entrance at 9 a.m., and autographs will be first come, first served. There is a limit of one autograph per person and no photos will be permitted in order to accommodate as many fans as possible.
I hope you’ve had the chance to make it out here for our Free Shirt Fridays promotion this season, but if not, you’re in luck–we’ve got one more Free Shirt Friday coming up on Friday, August 22 when the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates:
This t-shirt not only looks great dry, but it also looks great drenched, as Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse and Jonathan Lucroy donned these t-shirts to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge the other day.
I can tell the shirts have been a hit this year, not only by attendance at these designated games, but also when I’ve been out and about and seen folks wearing these t-shirts all around the city.
From the gym and grocery store to State Fair and future Brewers games, thanks for coming out and supporting the Crew all season long and all about town!
As of this writing, we have over 950,000 “Likes” on Facebook and we’re barreling toward 1,000,000.
Once we reach that milestone, to celebrate, we’ll be hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky fan will win a VIP Package consisting of the following:
- Four (4) Field Level tickets to a 2014 Regular Season Home Game
- The opportunity to view batting practice prior to the game
- The opportunity to participate in a meet and green with a Brewers player or coach prior to the game
- and a Brewers prize pack
We’ll let you know when we hit the mark so you can enter, but until then, be sure to encourage all of your friends to “Like” us if they aren’t already!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Vanilla Ice then threw out the ceremonial first pitch: