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By popular demand, America’s favorite Ballpark Pup is making an encore appearance at Miller Park.
After meeting more than 700 fans for photos in a public appearance during the May 14 game, Hank, the Ballpark Pup, returns to the stage on Tuesday, June 24 as the Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at 7:10 pm.
Hank has quietly appeared at several games this year, but he has only made two public appearances at Miller Park since arriving in Milwaukee in March.
Hank’s return will come in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Brewers vs. Nationals game. For one inning, he will appear on the Field Level Concourse in the right field corner. Fans are welcome to visit and take photos of Milwaukee’s most famous pup with his very own “Hank House.”
Fans will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society during Hank’s appearance.
6/24 Update: Hundreds of fans lined up to see Hank tonight, it seems he is just as “pup”ular as ever!
Have you signed up to run the Brewers Mini-Marathon or 10k this year? If not, there is still time!
If you’ve already committed, we hope your training is going well!
Whether you’re participating in the race, or you’ve thought about it, but don’t have the chance or the stamina this year, you can still participate in another race–the race to wipe out childhood cancer and related blood disorders—one child at a time as the fundraising efforts for the event benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).
Over the past two years, the Brewers Mini + 10K has raised over $145,000 for the MACC Fund by participants in this event. With your help, we can push that number even higher.
And because incentives are helpful not only in racing, but also in fundraising, new for 2014, Brewers Enterprises has a great new one to keep you motivated:
Raise a minimum of $40 and receive a limited edition bobble head of Hank the Ballpark Pup sporting his Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K gear! Hank is one of the newest and most beloved members of the Brewers team after being found and adopted at Spring Training this year.
Hank first appeared at camp on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers. The Brewers have worked closely with the Arizona and Wisconsin Humane Societies since that first day, and their staff provided counsel on how best to care for Hank’s basic needs as he adjusted to his new surroundings. Hank’s circle of caregivers in Phoenix worked tirelessly to ensure that he had the best care possible until his “forever home” was determined.
Hank made frequent appearances at Spring Training games in a concourse booth, where fans lined up for an opportunity to have their photo taken with Hank in exchange for a voluntary donation to the Humane Society. Through these and other opportunities, Hank has already helped raise thousands of dollars to support the cause.
Hank arrived in Milwaukee in mid-March on a Southwest Airlines charter flight and, although he has been adopted by a staff member at the Club, he has made several appearances at Miller Park and other events. Hank merchandise (sales from which benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society) continues to fly off the shelves and tickets for a Wisconsin Humane Society Day featuring a BobbleHank giveaway are virtually sold out.
That’s one more reason why you’ll want to sign up for the race and help fundraise for this important cause. But you’ll have to act fast. These Hank bobbleheads are limited and available to only the first 2,750 race participants who raise $40 or more. Only one bobble head per race participant, given for raising/donating a minimum of $40. All funds raised benefit the MACC Fund.
Individual fundraisers will also have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes. The top three individuals or groups will win a special prize.
Prizes include everything from autographed baseballs and a game-used bat to a trip down Bernie’s slide and a party at Helfaer Field. For a full list of prizes, click here.
If you’re running the race and have already started fundraising, that’s great! Please know your support and efforts are much appreciated We’d also like to hear from you–what’s been working? Have you tried campaign emails or letters? How about a fundraising party, teaming up with others, or getting creative? Garage sales, bake sales and car washes are some easy and fun ideas to help boost your total.
So there you have it. On Saturday, September 20, we all have two common goals–to finish the race strong and to help support this important cause.
You’re already online,so just click here to start your fundraising efforts right away!
In response to overwhelming popular demand, earlier this season we announced that we were adding a 15th all-fan giveaway to the schedule in 2014: a BobbleHank.
Hank, the “Ballpark Pup,” will be featured as a ninth Bobblehead to be given away to all-fans as part of a Wisconsin Humane Society Day on Saturday, September 13 at Miller Park. The Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds that evening at 6:10 pm.
And, we’ve got a sneak peek at an early rendering of the bobble for you here:
The “Bobblehank” game is essentially sold out. We only have limited standing room and obstructed view tickets available through Brewers.com, at the Miller Park Box Office, and by calling 414-902-4000.
A portion of the proceeds from tickets sales for that game will be donated by the Brewers to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Hank Fund,” a pool that benefits stray animals in their care transferred from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, as well as stray animals at the WHS Ozaukee and Racine Campuses. Brewers players have stepped forward and also will contribute to the fund.
The team, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Humane Society, will sponsor numerous initiatives that evening, including an Adopt-a-Pet event on the Miller Park concourse where fans can meet four-legged friends available for adoption. In addition, all weekend long fans are encouraged by Brewers Community Foundation to bring new pet supplies that will be distributed to area rescue organizations as part of the “Drive for Charity.” Items that will be collected include canned or dry puppy, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; stainless steel food and water bowls. Those donating will receive a special commemorative pin with Hank’s likeness to mark the occasion.
For a complete list of the 2014 Brewers All-Fan Giveaways, click here.
-John and Cait
As we told you earlier this month, we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank.
And today, Jessica Wagner and her yellow lab, Ruger, from Wausau joined Mark Reynolds, Logan Schafer and Hank this afternoon for a photo shoot by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:
Stay tuned for more details on when the finished piece will be for sale.
Fans 16 & under can pick up a free Hank Stamp Book at any of the Brewers Team Stores and join the Ballpark Pup on a tour of Miller Park while collecting stamps from 12 locations around the stadium. Once fans collect all eligible stamps for today’s game they can take their stamp book to Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner to claim vouchers for free Brewers tickets.
After today, fans should continue to bring their Hank Stamp Books to games and visit the Brewers Authentics Kiosk to collect the rest of the Pitchers Stamps. Once the booklet is completely filled, fans can go to Bernie’s Chalet Custom Shoppe to get the Bernie Brewer Bonus Stamp. While there, fans can fill out a Grand Prize Entry Form to become eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, July 14.
$4 beer and nachos, $1 hot dogs and sodas, half-price tickets in many areas…and now, an appearance by Hank, the Ballpark Pup, combine for one of the top values of the year at Miller Park as the Brewers face the Pirates tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at Miller Park.
Hank has quietly appeared at several games this year, but his availability to fans at Miller Park was limited to a single event at The Team Store by Majestic in late March.
Hank’s return to the spotlight is scheduled for this Wednesday during the 5th inning of the Brewers vs. Pirates game. For one inning, he will appear on the Field Level Concourse in the right-field corner. Fans are welcome to visit and take photos of Milwaukee’s famous four-legger as he lounges with the recently-debuted “Hank House.”
Fans will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society during Hank’s appearance.
The entire series will feature “Spring Madness (414)” deals, with 50% off select tickets, $4 domestic draft, 16-ounce beers, $1 hot dogs and sodas, and $4 nachos.
For more information, please visit brewers.com/madness or call 414-902-4000.
Last week, we let the “cat out of the bag” that we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
Today, we held the first photo shoot for the piece, which is due out later this season, and we thought we’d share a few fun photos with you. All photos for the calendar will be taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus. [Note: All of the dogs at today's photo shoot are dogs that are currently up for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society.]
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank. Stay tuned for more details on the winner and when the finished piece will be for sale.
As Brewers fans, you know the heartwarming “tail” well by now.
Hank, the little stray pup who wandered into Brewers Spring Training Camp in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, quickly captured the hearts of Brewers fans, as well as pet-lovers across the world.
Hank’s story has blurred the lines of team allegiance, with fans of other teams tuning in for updates on the pup. And his story has even transcended the sport itself. We can’t tell you how many comments and letters we’ve received from people who say they don’t even follow baseball, but they love dogs, or pets in general, and can’t help but follow Hank.
Even players from other teams have fallen for Hank, as Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy tweeted this during Spring Training:
And Brandon has continued to follow Hank’s story into the season:
Brandon and his wife, Amanda, are dog lovers and have a 6-year-old Westie, a small white pup of their own, named Hobbes:
We can see a resemblance to Hank and why his story has caught their attention.
A series of tweets was exchanged between Brandon, Amanda and the Club…
Which led to arranging a meeting between Brandon and Hank today before batting practice at Miller Park:
“This dog is awesome. I get to meet a dog on the road, which is great anytime you have to leave your dog at home. There should be more dogs on the road, more dogs in public to play with, so having one on a baseball field combines some of my favorite things,” Brandon said.
Watch the full interview, here:
Yes, it was clear that Brandon and Hank enjoyed each other’s company, but don’t worry Brewers fans, it is clear where Hank’s allegiance rests.
This year, we’ll be creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization….and you and your dog could be included!
Here’s all you have to do:
Tweet and/or Instagram a photo of you with your dog using the hashtag #MyBallparkPup by Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and one lucky winner will be selected to appear in the Brewers Pet Calendar alongside Hank, the Ballpark Pup!
The winner must be available the afternoon of Saturday, May 10 for the photo shoot. Click for official rules.