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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

Brewers to Host “Dutch Auction” for Bats Autographed by Wall of Honor Inductees

Last Friday,we welcomed a group of former players and team personnel to Miller Park to induct the inaugural “Wall of Honor” class. A total of 36 former Brewers players participated, marking what is believed to be the largest gathering of Brewers alumni in team history, surpassing the 31 former players who came in for the final game at County Stadium in 2000. They were joined by Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Hall of Famer Bob Uecker, and representatives from honorees who were unable to attend.

While in Milwaukee, all 38 honorees signed five baseball bats, which will be auctioned off in a “Dutch Auction” at Brewers.com/auctions, beginning tomorrow at 10 am CT. As part of the Dutch auction, the top five bids will each receive a bat in the amount of the fifth-highest bid. There is a $500 minimum bid with increments in the amount of $25. The auction will continue through Wednesday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Wall of Honor autographed bat

The inscription on the bats read: “Brewers Wall of Honor Dedication Ceremony – June 13, 2014. Once a Brewer, Always a Brewer.”

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

The Wall of Honor commemorates Brewers players and personnel who have met a set criteria based on service to the club or individual accomplishments. Fifty-eight honorees are included in the inaugural class. A permanent display outside of Miller Park, located along the north side wall near the “Hot Corner” features a plaque of each inductee with their photo and a brief synopsis of their playing career. The plaques were designed by Matthews International, designers of the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the plaques on the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor at Miller Park.

 

WALL OF HONOR – SIGNATURES ON AUTOGRAPHED BATS:

  • Hank Aaron
  • Jerry Augustine
  • Sal Bando
  • Johnny Briggs
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Bill Castro
  • Jim Colborn
  • Cecil Cooper
  • Craig Counsell
  • Mike Fetters
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Jim Gantner
  • Moose Haas
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Teddy Higuera
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Sixto Lezcano
  • Don Money
  • Charlie Moore
  • Jaime Navarro
  • Ben Oglivie
  • Dan Plesac
  • Ken Sanders
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • Richie Sexson
  • Ben Sheets
  • Ted Simmons
  • Jim Slaton
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Bill Travers
  • Bob Uecker
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Fernando Vina
  • Bill Wegman
  • Bob Wickman
  • Robin Yount

 

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Drive Thru Food Drive to be Held at Helfaer Field Wednesday; Other Ways to Help Feed Milwaukee

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities.

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We just wanted to remind you about the many options you have to help as we approach Thanksgiving.

PHONE BANK

The Thanksgiving week will begin with the WISN 12 Food For Families Phone Bank on Tuesday, November 26.  A number of Brewers staff will work the phones, collecting donations that will benefit Hunger Task Force. [Stay tuned for more to come on this from John!]

MILLER PARK FOOD DRIVE

Brewers Community Foundation, Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 will host a food drive at Miller Park on Wednesday, November 27.  Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park on November 27 between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

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Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.  A number of Brewers special guests and CBS 58 News Team members will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations.

ONLINE AUCTION

In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike, Brewers Community Foundation is helping raise money for the Hunger Task Force through an online auction of player-designed “turkey hands, which we revealed via our social channels earlier this week.

The framed, original designs from Kintzler, Thornburg, Lucroy and Henderson are up for auction now on Brewers.com thru Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #4

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

We’ve been revealing them all week:

Monday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Tuesday’s gobbler was created by Tyler Thornburg!

Wednesday’s gobbler was created by Jonathan Lucroy!

Here’s the final piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

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The answer will be revealed later today, so stay tuned to the blog!

Following that, beginning at 5pm CT TODAY, fans can bid on the framed, original designs, which will be auctioned off on Brewers.com. The auction will conclude on Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson! Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Jim’s  original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning TODAY at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #3

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

Monday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Tuesday’s gobbler was created by Tyler Thornburg!

 

Mb-13 BCF-HTF Thanksgiving Social Graphic-3-Guess

3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy! Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Luc’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning tomorrow at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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Such concentration!

Such concentration!

 

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #2

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

Yesterday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Here’s the second piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

Mb-13 BCF-HTF Thanksgiving Social Graphic-2-Guess

3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg!  Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Tyler’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning this Thursday at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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The artist at work.

The artist at work.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler and Help BCF & Hunger Task Force Strike Out Hunger this Holiday Season

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

You’ll have your chance to “Guess the Gobbler” each day and then bid on the framed, original designs, which will be auctioned off on Brewers.com beginning this Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m. CT.  The auction will conclude on Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Here’s the first piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

Mb-13 BCF-HTF Thanksgiving Social Graphic-1-Guess

The answer will be revealed later today, so stay tuned to the blog!

3:30PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler!  Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Brandon’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning this Thursday at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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Here's the artist at work.

Here’s the artist at work.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

BCF Joins Hunger Task Force to Help Feed Milwaukee this Holiday Season

Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities.

Mb-13 BCF-HTF Thanksgiving Social Graphic-Main-2

PHONE BANK

The Thanksgiving week will begin with the WISN 12 Food For Families Phone Bank on Tuesday, November 26.  A number of Brewers staff will work the phones, collecting donations that will benefit Hunger Task Force.

MILLER PARK FOOD DRIVE

In addition, Brewers Community Foundation, Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 will host a food drive at Miller Park on Wednesday, November 27.  Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park on November 27 between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.  A number of Brewers special guests and CBS 58 News Team members will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations.

ONLINE AUCTION

In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike, Brewers Community Foundation is helping raise money for the Hunger Task Force through an online auction of player-designed “turkey hands.”  Select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project of hand-drawn “turkey hands,” which will be revealed on the Brewers social media platforms beginning on Monday.

The framed, original designs will be auctioned off on Brewers.com beginning November 21 at 5 p.m. CT.  The auction will conclude on Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Here’s Your Chance to “Trick-or-Treat” with the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages!

Want to guarantee that someone in your group will win the Best Costume Contest this Halloween?

Try trick-or-treating with the Brewers mascots!

We are offering one lucky family the chance to spend Halloween with all five members of the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages.  Beginning tomorrow, fans can visit brewers.com/auction to participate in an online auction with the top bidder winning the opportunity to trick-or-treat in their local neighborhood with the Brewers mascots.

The “Trick-or-Treat Auction” begins tomorrow at noon CT and concludes on Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. CT. The auction starts at $250 with bid increments of $25.

Trick or Treat with the Racing Sausages

The top-bid winner will be notified by a Brewers representative and will be able to select from two different dates to trick-or-treat with Hot Dog, Italian Sausage, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage and Chorizo for one hour.  The dates to select from are either Sunday, October 24 after 4:30 p.m. CT or Thursday, October 31 between 4 and 8 p.m. CT.  The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages’ appearance time will be for one hour and the winning neighborhood must be located within a 30-mile radius of Miller Park.

Net proceeds from the auction will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

While you’re visiting brewers.com/auction, make sure you check out all of the other items you can bid on– we’ve got game-worn jerseys and caps, autographed photos, and more! Be sure to check back often as new items are added all the time.

Best of luck!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

MLB “Stand Up To Cancer” Auction Features One of a Kind Items

I don’t know if there is anyone reading this who hasn’t been affected in some way by cancer.  Neighbors, friends, family–the terrible disease doesn’t discriminate who it hits.  It has also touched many in Major League Baseball, including, recently, a number of my colleagues in the MLB PR ranks.

With cancer hitting so close to home and hitting many of our own, MLB and its 30 Clubs organized a charity auction benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), featuring a number of priceless baseball experiences that only the MLB Clubs can offer.  Inspired by those cases of public relations officials in the sport who with cancer in recent years,  Josh Rawitch, Senior VP of Communications for the Arizona Diamondbacks formally announced the initiative today at a press conference in Nashville.

“With so many of our friends and colleagues recently affected by cancer, we felt it was time for us to stand up and the Winter Meetings present the only opportunity each year when all 30 managers, general managers and all of the media come together,” said Rawitch.  “With the unique access we are all fortunate to have to some of the game’s greatest treasures, it’s really our responsibility to do our part and we hope this is only the beginning.”

Mike Vassallo and I before the SU2C press conference.  He was standing up for his grandmother, I was standing up for my grandfather.

Mike Vassallo and I before the SU2C press conference. He was standing up for his grandmother, I was standing up for my grandfather.

As Rawitch addressed the media, the MLB Club PR staffs surrounded him on and around the stage, showing support for our colleagues and our willingness to “Stand Up To Cancer” ourselves.  It was great to be up on stage with 70 of my peers who all held placards with names of people they were standing up for.

The auction is live now on MLB.com and will last through Thursday, at 10:59 p.m. CT.  Over 70 experiences–many never offered anywhere ever before and many that will probably never be offered again–were donated by the 30 MLB Clubs and MLB itself.  Some of my favorites include the following:

- A Vin Scully meet and greet.

- An opportunity to ride the Orioles’ team bus from a road game in Washington D.C.

- Batting practice opportunities, pitching lessons from MLB coaches or lunch with a general manager.

- A one-day internship in the Yankees media relations department.

- A 2013 MLB All-Star package that is first-class and VIP the entire way.

And, my personal, hometown favorite…

- A visit at your home from the Milwaukee Brewers Famous Racing Sausages and Dave Nelson.

The creativity and uniqueness of these auction experiences are like nothing I have ever seen.  The thought my MLB colleagues put into making this a special auction shows how important this issue is to everyone.

My MLB PR colleagues today at the SU2C press conference.

My MLB PR colleagues today at the SU2C press conference.

“The PR executives of the 30 clubs have assembled a truly unprecedented collection of auction items,” said Jacqueline Parkes, Major League Baseball’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This auction gives fans the chance to have an unforgettable baseball experience while contributing to the critically important work of Stand Up To Cancer.”

The complete list of auction items can be found here.

Josh Rawitch addresses the media during today's press conference.

Josh Rawitch addresses the media during today’s press conference.

“Major League Baseball has consistently engaged fans in joining our movement, having them literally stand up by the tens of thousands in stadiums across the country to show their unity in fighting cancer,” said Kathleen Lobb, Entertainment Industry Foundation Senior Vice President and Stand Up To Cancer co-founder. “Yet again, the 30 clubs have shown their deep commitment to this cause by creating these unbelievable experiences for the auction.”

Today, I was very proud to be up on that stage, not only to support my colleagues, friends and family who have dealt with cancer, but also those who I don’t know who battle the terrible disease everyday.

–JOHN

john.steinmiller@brewers.com

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