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Fun Had By All at Brewers Bowl-A-Thon

Tonight, fans joined Matt Garza and his fellow teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with Brewers players, all while helping raise money for Meta House, a nationally recognized, gender-responsive substance abuse treatment program dedicated to helping women through the progression of recovery.

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The event took place at JB’s on 41 and in addition to Matt Garza, the host of the event, among those in attendance were: Scooter Gennett,  Hernan Perez, Keon Broxton, Jonathan Villar, Jacob Barnes, Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, Carlos Torres, Jhan Marinez, Zach Davies, Corey Knebel, Michael Blazek and Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel.

Keon Broxton‘s team took home first place overall at the event, while Scooter Gennett had the high score among the Brewers players with a 159 and Corey Knebel had the lowest score of a 71.

A lot of the fun was documented on our Snapchat account, so be sure to add ‘Brewers’ so you don’t miss out! We also ran a Facebook Live stream over on Facebook.

In addition, there were many items included in a silent auction to raise additional money for Meta House, including a special batting practice experience, a Jimmy Nelson autographed jersey, a Bernie’s Slide Experience and more.

Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since their doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women. In 1988, Meta House became one of the first substance abuse treatment centers to include children in the residential setting. Meta House ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Garza Looking Forward to Brewers Bowl-a-Thon on Sunday

This Sunday, Brewers fans will join Matt Garza and his teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon. Participants will enjoy a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with their favorite Brewers players, all while helping raise money for Meta House, a nationally recognized, gender-responsive substance abuse treatment program dedicated to helping women through the progression of recovery.

After last year’s fun-filled event, Matt Garza is really looking forward to Sunday.

Matt Garza's pretty good for bowling with his left hand!

Matt Garza’s pretty good for bowling with his left hand!

“The turnout was great and the feedback from everybody there was that they had a great time. It was just fun to see the players with their hair down and letting loose. I think the fans had a great time beating their favorite players, so that’s cool,” Garza said.

With a lot of new faces set to take to the lanes this time around, I asked Garza who he thought might be the best bowler on this year’s team.

“I don’t know. That’s a good question… (Michael) Blazek is someone who is kind of sneaky, but he is returning,” he said. “Out of new guys, I might give it to Jake Elmore. He looks like it could be a trait for him, a tool in his back pocket. He does everything on the field, so maybe he’s an avid bowler.”

As for the worst bowler? Matt says it will probably be him, since he will be bowling left-handed to protect his pitching arm.

But that’s okay because it’s all about having fun and raising money for a great cause: Meta House.

Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since their doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women. In 1988, Meta House became one of the first substance abuse treatment centers to include children in the residential setting. Meta House ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

“It’s huge to me. Children are our future and without the women to take care of them, there’s no reason to even be around. We need strong women to raise strong children–and strong daughters to carry on what we’re trying to build here in our near future. With six kids, I want other kids to have the same opportunities they have and have the same emotional state of mind and not be disrupted by abuse. I like what Meta House does and I’ve always been a huge advocate,” Garza said.

I’ll be there Sunday, so hopefully I’ll see many of you on the lanes! Otherwise, check back to the blog for fun photos and videos from the event.

 

 

Prince Fielder’s Brewers Bowl-A-Thon Raises over $28,000 for Milwaukee’s YMCA Young Leaders Academy

Last night at the iPic Bowling Center at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, Prince Fielder welcomed 150 Brewers fans to bowl with him and a number of his Brewers teammates.  Prince Fielder’s Brewers Bowl-A-Thon raised over $28,000 for Milwaukee’s YMCA Young Leaders Academy.  The money will benefit the YMCA Reading Program and its Young Leaders Academy to will help build the “Brewers Dugout,” aimed at children in k4-3rd grades with the goal of fostering a love of reading in the students.

Prince Fielder 2011 Bowl-A-Thon

Prince Fielder at the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon last night at the iPic Entertainment Center in Milwaukee

“It’s all about the kids,” Fielder said.  “I’m happy to be able to help make this opportunity to them.  Reading is so important to them building their future and the YMCA is giving them an opportunity to build a good future.  We are just going to have fun tonight with the kids.”

Randy Wolf at the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon

Randy Wolf at the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon last night at the iPic Entertainment Center in Milwaukee

A  number of Brewers players including LaTroy Hawkins, Randy Wolf, Jonathan Lucroy, Mark DiFelice, Kameron Loe, Marco Estrada and Chris Narveson bowled alongside Fielder.  It was funny to watch some of the players bowl with their opposite hands throughout the night (we need to protect those arms!).  Even with the opposite hand, many players were putting up high numbers.

LaTroy Hawkins at the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon

LaTroy Hawkins bowls left-handed at the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon last night.

The 2009 Brewers Bowl-A-Thon top bowler, Mark DiFelice, was nearing a 200 game (left-handed of course) before the Famous Racing Hot Dog snuck in and bowled his final frame.  DiFelice was a little upset as he was looking to take back his title after taking 2010 off, but still managed a score of above 185.

Prince FIelder participates in the 2011 Bowl-A-Thon

Prince Fielder normally doesn't like strikes, but last night he was looking for them!

Ryan Braun and Craig Counsell also attended the event, posed for pictures and talked to fans, but did not bowl.

The iPic Bowling Center was a perfect location for this as it allowed the players and participants to interact.  A group of kids from the Young Leaders Academy (Northside Campus) also participated in the bowling.  The kids had smiles on their faces all night as they were able to hang out with some of their Brewers heroes.

Davey Nelson, Mark DiFelice and his fiance, Lauren

Dave Nelson (left) interviews Mark DiFelice (center) and his fiance, Lauren.

A special thanks to Katina Shaw, Erica Bowring, Cecelia Gore, Meredith Malone and Joan Enters of the Brewers front office for their hard work in organizing and promoting what turned out to be a great event.  A special thanks as well goes out to the emcee of the evening, Davey Nelson.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Bowl-a-Thon a Rolling Success

On Sunday night, many of the Milwaukee Brewers players celebrated their sweep over the Houston Astros by bowling in the Brewers Bowl-a-Thon, hosted by Doug Davis.

A great crowd was on hand at Pinstrikes Bowling Center at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, both to bowl and, to watch the tournament unfold.

The evening began with drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and a few different raffles that fans could enter.

 


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The silent auction featured items such as autographed bats, baseballs, jerseys, caps,

After the drawing, it was time to get down to business.  The players were assigned to their lanes and the bowling commenced with Doug Davis, the evening’s host, throwing out the official “first ball”.

 


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Doug Davis (right), the evening’s host, poses with Chris Capuano.

 

Proceeds from the event proceeds benefited the Miracle League of Milwaukee through the Doug Davis Foundation and the Brewers Community Foundation.

-CAIT

The Miracle League of Milwaukee is a project that the Club has been supporting in various ways this season, including through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Fifteen teams across Major League Baseball are asking fans to join them in making a difference in America’s communities; each Club has presented a proposed community project for support and here in Milwaukee, the Club has chosen the Miracle League, campaigning for fan votes and an ultimate $200,000 grant to fulfill the project. (Click here to cast your vote up to ten times a day until Tuesday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.) 

 

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