FRIDAYS RESTAURANT TO RESUME REGULAR HOURS ON GAME AND NON-GAME DAYS

Today we  announced that Fridays restaurant at Miller Park will reopen for normal hours of operation on both game days and non-game days, beginning tomorrow – Saturday, August 30 at 5pm CT.

Fridays will operate on normal hours of operation but the menu will still be limited. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 11 a.m. – midnight.

Fridays’ menu will be a condensed version of the “Fridays Favorites.” This includes a limited number of hot appetizers and entrees, plus desserts.

 

Join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, 9/12

UW-Milwaukee students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, September 12.

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Proudly display UW-Milwaukee colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds with your one-of-a-kind, UWM-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase UWM Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, UWM students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/panthers. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

#BrewersSocial T-Shirt Revealed!

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced the results of the 2014 #BrewersMVT contest and you chose Carlos Gomez as the team’s Most Valuable Tweeter!

Now, you have the chance to join Carlos and the rest of the Brewers on Social Media Night at Miller Park on Monday, September 8 as the Crew takes on the Marlins. Your Social Media Night ticket package includes the opportunity to interact with Carlos Gomez during the pregame “Tweet Up” at Helfaer Field; a one-of-a-kind Social Media Night T-Shirt designed with input from Carlos; and a Loge Outfield Box ticket… all for just $25!

At the pregame Tweet Up, we’ll present Carlos with a special #BrewersMVT Trophy and he’ll be interviewed on-field at Helfaer by our guest host for the evening, Brewers Radio Broadcaster, Joe Block. Fans can submit questions ahead of time using #BrewersSocial.

There, you’ll also pick up THIS unique Social Media Night T-Shirt that we worked with Carlos to design:

Carlos Gomez Selfie Tee

 

That’s right, the #BrewersSocial t-shirt features the 2014 #BrewersTeamSelfie (taken by Carlos Gomez), along with Carlos’ twitter handle and number on the back, honoring him as the #BrewersMVT.

Speaking of selfies, at the event, you’ll also have the chance to take selfies with Bernie Brewer and the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls and win a variety of prizes.

But you’ll have to hurry–tickets are limited and are only available through next Monday, September 1, or while supplies last at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

LUCROY SIGNIFICANTLY CLOSES GAP IN “WE ENERGIES HIGH-ENERGY PLAYER OF THE YEAR” VOTING

In the latest update for the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” award, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez remains in first place with 32 percent of the votes, just ahead of catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who has 31 percent of the votes. Lucroy has significantly closed the gap after trailing Gomez by 12 percent in last month’s voting results. Second baseman Scooter Gennett surpassed outfielder Ryan Braun to sit comfortably in third place with 14 percent of the votes.

Fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player who they believe best personifies the characteristics of hard work and an aggressive approach to playing the game. Fans can vote by visiting Brewers.com/WeEnergies until September 7. Additionally, fans may cast their votes via text message at designated Brewers home games, and local media will have the opportunity to participate via an emailed ballot. Votes from fans, media and We Energies will be combined to determine the winner.

Each fan voting online as a part of the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” promotion will be entered to win a Brewers VIP package. The winner will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 26. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2015 Brewers home game.

Fans can check results regularly as voting totals will be announced on a monthly basis. Fifty-two lucky fans will also win four Loge Outfield tickets for a Brewers home game between June 1 and September 28.

Carlos Gomez won the award in 2013. Other past winners include Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit Brewers.com/WeEnergies.

 

Carlos Gomez Named 2014 #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter)!

The votes are in and you’ve chosen Carlos Gomez as the 2014 #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter)!

And now, you have the chance to join Carlos and the rest of the Brewers on Social Media Night at Miller Park on Monday, September 8 as the Crew takes on the Marlins.

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Your Social Media Night ticket package includes the opportunity to interact with Carlos Gomez during the pregame “Tweet Up” at Helfaer Field; a one-of-a-kind Social Media Night T-Shirt designed with input from Carlos; and a Loge Outfield Box ticket… all for just $25!

At the pregame Tweet Up, we’ll present Carlos with a special #BrewersMVT Trophy and he’ll be interviewed on-field at Helfaer by our guest host for the evening, Brewers Radio Broadcaster, Joe Block. Fans can submit questions ahead of time using #BrewersSocial. There, you’ll also pick up your unique Social Media Night T-Shirt that we’re currently working with Carlos to design (stay tuned to the blog as we’ll unveil it soon!), plus have the chance to take selfies with Bernie Brewer and win a variety of prizes.

But you’ll have to hurry–tickets are limited and are only available through next Monday, September 1, or while supplies last at brewers.com/socialmedianight.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Milwaukee Public Library Super Readers Recognized at Miller Park

We, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, are proud to honor some of the 2014 Super Readers!

These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program. These lucky super readers were selected from the nearly 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation:

Weeks Super Readers

Demetrius Goode (Atkinson Library); Nora Fitak (Bay View Library); Christian Coleman (Capitol Library); XZavier Bellamy (Center Street Library); Kennedy Gonzalez (East Library); Alex Gramajo (Forest Home Library); Samuel Bryan (Martin Luther King Library); Shakhai Cole-Waheed (Mill Road Library); Emma Balistreri (Tippecanoe Library); Janehya Luttrell (Villard Avenue Library); Aiden Rightmyre (Washington Park Library); and Molly Anders (Zablocki Library).

We’d also like to thank Milwaukee Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks for his generous support of the Super Reader Program.

As a child of two retired librarians, I can tell you that the best back-to-school supply is a library card. And it’s free. Visit your Milwaukee Public Library where people can read, learn and connect.

Congrats again, Super Readers–keep it up!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Miller Park Veterans Honored

Throughout the baseball season, we’ve been recognizing United States Veterans for their service to our country.

Today, we honored a number of Veterans that are near and dear to our hearts–members of the Miller Park event services staff who have served our country.

Miller Park Veterans

Thank you, Miller Park Veterans!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Finish 2nd in Head & Shoulders and MLB’s 2014 “Season of the #WHIFF” Monthly Twitter Competition for July

Head & Shoulders and Major League Baseball announced the winners of the “Season of the #Whiff” Twitter competition for the month of July 2014

Following successful third place finishes in each of the first three months of the season, in July we moved up to second place! That means that this year to date, we’ve helped secure a $30,000 donation to local RBI leagues. Overall, Head & Shoulders will reward seven MLB Clubs with the most #Whiff tweets each month with a donation to their local RBI league(s) totaling $40,000.

Furthermore, for every “Whiff” (strikeout) recorded throughout the Major Leagues during the 2014 regular season, Head & Shoulders will make an additional $1 donation to the national RBI program. The RBI program is the MLB youth initiative designed to give young people from urban and underserved communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success and achievement, and teach important life lessons and values.

The MLB Club winner of the overall competition will earn a bonus donation worth $20,000 to their local RBI league(s). The winning Club will be announced during the 2014 MLB World Series – stay tuned to find out who will bring home the highest donation!

For more information,  visit www.MLB.com/Whiff.

Thanks to all who tweeted in the first four months of the season-let’s set our sights on finishing higher in the coming months! All you have to do is tweet #WHIFF + @Brewers. Up to 27 #WHIFF + @Brewers tweets per user per day will count toward out monthly total.

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-Cait

-JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Celebrated at Miller Park

Tonight is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel.

We are pleased to welcome our local, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals; and are honored to acknowledge these men and women who keep our communities safe.

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A special package was made available where a $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials. Over 750 tickets were sold as part of this effort.

Tonight, in a special pregame ceremony, we also welcomed three of Wisconsin’s finest officers that were injured in the line of duty:

Law Enforcement Night

First, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Veto. On March 28, 2008, Deputy Veto laid down spike strips on Highway 151 near Sun Prairie to stop a stolen vehicle driven by a 15-yearold.  The offender swerved to miss the spikes and swerved two more times at Deputy Veto until intentionally striking him at 65 MPH. Deputy Veto suffered two crushed legs and a separated shoulder. His doctors weren’t sure if he would ever be able to walk again. After 18 months of rehabilitation began working on desk duty, and more than two years later, on July 5, 2010, Deputy Veto returned to full duty.

Next, Milwaukee Police officer Anthony Wilson, who, along with three other MPD officers, was injured the morning of June 16, 2014, when a stolen car struck a marked police prisoner conveyance van.  The officers were conveying a prisoner when their van was struck by the stolen car that ran a red traffic signal; and caused the police van to strike a light pole. Milwaukee Police arrested the three suspects shortly after the crash.  Officer Wilson and one of the other officers have since returned to duty.  The two other officers are still recovering from injuries.

Finally, Wisconsin State Trooper Justin Hansen. On January 26, 2014, Trooper Hansen was working in a snowstorm. He responded to two single vehicle crashes on Highway 41 near Oshkosh. A third vehicle lost control and slid into the crash scene, trapping Trooper Hansen between two vehicles, crushing both of his legs. Trooper Hansen’s injuries were so severe that doctors had to amputate his right leg below the knee. Trooper Hansen is currently doing rehabilitation therapy and is committed to returning to full duty as a State Trooper.

We thank these brave men and all law enforcement professional and their families that are joining us tonight. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice to the people of Wisconsin and to our nation.

John Shanks, Director of Law Enforcement Relations and Nate Catura, Law Enforcement Ambassador, from  National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial were also on hand to  present a special recognition to George Petropoulos from Harley-Davidson, USA. Each year Harley-Davidson donates a motorcycle to the Memorial Fund that is raffled off, and to date have raised more than $600,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

We had over 30 honor guard presenting colors tonight and State Trooper Justin Hansen, one of the three honored injured officers, threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

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Thank you again to all past and present law enforcement personnel, for your dedication to keeping us safe. Enjoy the game!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Brewers Community Achievers: Harry Sweda

The Brewers Community Achievers Program presented by AllState recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Pirates  game at Miller Park.

This month’s honoree is Harry Sweda.

Harry Sweda

Harry is an 81-year-old young resident of Lublin, WI and has lived there his entire life, balancing the demands of a family, a career and the commitment to his community. After retiring as a public school teacher and administrator for the Gilman School District, Harry served 15 years as a school board member.  He spent 35 years volunteering as a Dept. of National Resources Instructor, teaching hunter safety, ATV safety and snowmobile safety classes. He spent 52 years as a registered official with the WIAA serving as an umpire for high school and softball games. He is also one of the founding members of the Lublin Park & Pavilion Committee.

Harry has created a legacy of volunteerism that will outlive him. He taught his children that service and volunteerism is truly given when it is most needed not when it is most convenient or easy.  Thanks Harry for being a lifelong volunteer in your community.

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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