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#HankAndSeek: Barking BobbleHanks Placed Around the City

In advance of his June 12 All-Fan Bobblehead giveaway, this morning Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” has helped distribute thousands of Barking BobbleHank Bobbleheads across the greater Milwaukee area and select other locations in Wisconsin in a scavenger hunt called, “Hank and Seek.” The scavenger hunt will culminate in an appearance by Hank at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at 10 a.m Friday.

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Thousands of Barking BobbleHanks (the Bobblehead has a soundchip that barks) have been placed next to Hank’s favorite locations – fire hydrants and trees – throughout the greater Milwaukee area and select additional locations in Wisconsin. There is a sticker attached to the box instructing those who find the Bobbleheads to share a photo of their newly-acquired Barking Bobblehank on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @Brewers and using #HankandSeekto be eligible for exciting prizes, including pizza for a year, courtesy of Palermo’s Frozen Pizza, game tickets to the June 12 matchup with the New York Mets and a one-on-one meet and greet with Hank himself.

Please note: There is a limit of one Bobblehead per person.  The scavenger hunt will continue until all items have been claimed. More details and official rules can be found at brewers.com/hankandseek.

 

#HanksHangout Promotion Returns for 2016

Brewers fans can stop by the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk at its new location behind Section 108 this year to check out all things Hank, including apparel, novelties and other memorabilia.

The Ballpark Pup’s kiosk is back for its second season, as is the Twitter contest – Photo Op at #HanksHangout! When fans visit Hank’s Hangout on Sunday home games as well as tomorrow for Weather Day, make sure to get a picture with the Hank Cutout for a chance to win a Hank the Ballpark Pup Dog of Year framed piece.

To participate, simply take your photo with the Hank Cutout and post your pic to @Brewers on Twitter using #HanksHangout. Make sure to submit your post before the end of the 4th inning and you could be one of the three lucky fans randomly selected to win the prize. Winners are notified on Twitter and must pick up their prize at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk. One entry per Twitter account per game.  Click here for official rules.

 

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

It’s Hank!

The Great Pumpkin is fake. Paul is dead, Elvis lives, and man never walked on the moon. Sometimes myths and conspiracies have no end, no hard proof to end the debate.

But not today.

Through the wonders of advanced technology and modern medicine, baseball and dog lovers around the world can now rest easy. There is only one Hank, The Ballpark Pup.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine William S. Rice of Lakeside Animal Hospital, who has cared for Hank since his arrival in Milwaukee in the spring of 2014, confirmed the identity of Hank in an examination yesterday. Dr. Rice compared original and current dental records, which were a match. In addition, a microchip implanted in Hank when he moved from Arizona was scanned yesterday, and identification number matched Hank’s registration in the database.

For a second opinion, another scan was performed this morning by Dr. Nancy Weiss, Wisconsin Humane Society Veterinary Director, which reconfirmed that Hank is…Hank.

“Every day at the Wisconsin Humane Society, we see animals transform from scraggly strays to healthier, stunning pets simply because of excellent care and good grooming,” said Anne Reed, President and CEO of The Wisconsin Humane Society. “In Hank’s case, it’s evident that his transformation is solely due to the loving care he receives from his family. In addition, Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal’s identification. This technology not only helps to reunite lost animals with their families, but in Hanks’s case, verifies that he is indeed the true Hank.”

Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal's identification. This technology helps to reunite lost animals with their families.

Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal’s identification. This technology helps to reunite lost animals with their families.

The conspiracy stemmed from a post on BrewCrewBall.com that alleged that Hank was an impostor after comparing photos from the spring of 2014 to more recent images.

“We couldn’t ignore the dissimilarities, and while we all had a good laugh at the theory, we wanted to take the steps to reassure everyone through absolute proof that there was no Hank double,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer. “Hank is part of the Brewers family, and if anything, the interest in today’s story shows how one stray dog can capture the hearts of a community. Along those lines, we knew that this would be a great opportunity to work with our friends at the Wisconsin Humane Society to deliver important messages about animal care, tracking and adoption.”

Hank’s story dates to February of 2014 when he wandered into the Brewers Spring Training complex in Maryvale, Arizona. Hank quickly became a fixture at Brewers camp, participating in workouts and becoming a media star on an international level. He moved to Milwaukee later that spring and was adopted by the family of Brewers Vice President and General Counsel Marti Wronski.

Hank and his "mom," Marti Wronski at today's press conference.

Hank and his “mom,” Marti Wronski at today’s press conference.

His rise to fame included being named “Dog of the Year” at the nationally televised World Dog Awards in 2015. And just last week, he appeared on stage at the request of Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer.”

Hank the Ballpark Takes the Stage Once Again, This Time with Cesar Millan

Hank the Ballpark Pup was back in the spotlight on Friday night, this time as a special guest of Cesar Millan, star of “Cesar 911” on Nat Geo WILD and original host of Nat Geo WILD’s the “Dog Whisperer” series.

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When Hank first arrived at the Riverside on Friday night, he had a dry run of his appearance by going out on to the Riverside stage a few times to get a feel for it. No stranger to the stage, the 2015 Dog of the Year was  mostly enthralled with the carpet on stage — not once looking out into the empty theater.

Cesar met Hank backstage before the show. Instant connection. Cesar was laser focused and Hank was so sweet.

Photo: Adam Miszewski

Next, Hank was taken to his own dressing room on level 5 where he drank water, took a couple photos and got a treat.

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At 8p it was showtime — Hank was brought down stage left and met with Cesar. Cesar took the leash and walked out to 2,000 screaming fans. Hank started prancing and ran up to the edge of the stage and wouldn’t stop smiling and looking out into the sea of people — it was adorable.

 

Cesar told Hank’s story to the crowd. After which he thanked Hank for coming and walked him off stage. He walked back on stage and told the crowd, “If I would kept him here, you would’ve never paid attention to me. It’s my show after all,” he said with a smile.

Special thanks to Andy Nelson, PR Director for the Pabst Theater Group for his help with this story and thanks to Adam Miszewski for the photos!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Bernie and Hank Visit the Mall, Spread Holiday Cheer

On the last weekend before Christmas, Bernie Brewer and Hank, the Brewers lovable Ballpark Pup, took to Southridge Mall to wrap up their shopping, visit Santa and spread holiday cheer.

The duo caused quite the stir in center court, where people of all ages quickly gathered hoping to pet the pup or pose for a pic.

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Before they left the mall, Hank and Bernie stopped to visit Santa Claus.

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-Cait

@CMoyer

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS HONOR HANK

This afternoon, Hank “the Ballpark Pup” was honored with another award as the Harlem Globetrotters named the Brewers’ lovable dog as “Honorary Mascot” today in the home clubhouse at Miller Park.

Hank was presented with a new red, white and blue Globetrotters  jersey today by two visiting Globetrotters players “El Gato” Melendez and “Slick Willie” Shaw to make the honor official.

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Hank will then serve in his new role when the Globetrotters play on New Year’s Eve at the BMO Harris Bradley Center during their 90th Anniversary World Tour.

-Cait

@CMoyer

New #HanksHangout Promotion from the Brewers Team Store

If you haven’t visited the new Hank’s Hangout Kiosk behind Section 110 yet this season, you now have all the more reason to!

In addition to a vast array of Hank the Ballpark Pup merchandise, the Brewers Team Store is pleased to announce a new photo opportunity with a Hank cutout.

Plus, when you take your picture with the Hank cutout and tweet your photo to @Brewers using #HanksHangout, three lucky fans per game will randomly be chosen to win this Hank the Ballpark Pup framed piece.

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Winners will be selected randomly after the conclusion of the 4th inning and will be notified via Twitter. Fans selected to receive a free framed piece must pick up their giveaway at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk.

And if you don’t win tonight? No sweat–  the giveaways will occur for each of the remaining home games on the 2015 Brewers schedule, so you’ll get another shot! Click here for official rules.

July Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The July Bobble of the Month were available beginning yesterday at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

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The fifth bobblehead in the series features Hot Dog and Hank the Ballpark Pup celebrating the Fourth of July with a picnic complete with pie!

It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewed for Her Event in Full Swing

Today, prior to and during the Brewers vs. Nationals game, we are hosting a special “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

The event began at noon today, 1.5 hours  before gates opened to the general public. This allowed attendees to time to shop the stores, visit vendor booths, and take part in additional activities before the game began. Over 30 vendors participated in this event and attendees received a special 20% savings on merchandise purchased during the event.

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The event kicked off with a Fashion Show in the Gehl Club emceed by Rick Schlesinger and Sophia Minnaert from FOX Sport Wisconsin.

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Gone are the days of wearing men’s t-shirts to games and ill-fitting tank tops. The Brewers Team Store is chock-full of a variety of gear to suit any woman’s taste and almost any occasion such as attending a game, working out, or just being a weekend warrior. Plus, lots of other items for around the home and tailgating.

Here are a just a few photos of some of the offerings on display at Brewed for Her:

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Hank the Ballpark Pup was also on hand for a special meet and greet with the fans.

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In addition, attendees could enjoy a beer and wine tasting and beauticians were on hand during the event to offer advice and give demonstrations–the station to have your nails painted and/or hair styled with purchased Brewers accessories was very popular.

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Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Nationals game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which included Hors d’oeuvres, an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. 

Each attendee also left with a special reusable Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items; items varied in each bag, but here’s a sample:

Brewed for Her Gift Bag

Attendees also could stick around for the O.A.R. postgame concert–what a fun, full day!

Kudos to Jill Aronoff and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. This was the third year of the event and they really set the bar high for any events like this in the future!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

June Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The June Bobble of the Month is available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

Just in time for Polish Fest, yhis bobblehead features Polish Sausage celebrating the “Piwowarzy” with Hank.

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It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

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