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Brewers Community Achievers: Lila Haile

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. Marlins game at Miller Park.

This month’s honoree is Lia Haile.

Lila Haile

At age 10, Lia started Lia’s Hopeful Hearts Club, to help host birthday parties and special events for the kids and families at Hope House, a homeless shelter in Manitowoc. In her first week, Lia recruited three elementary school friends to join her Club.

Over the last 18 months, Lia’s Club has grown to over 600 members. Everyone is welcome to join, but must commit to one hour of their time per year to help with Lia’s Hopeful Hearts parties, projects, events and donation drives. Lia’s Club has sponsored numerous baby showers, food drives, birthday parties, ice cream socials and family movie and game nights. The Club also makes “Welcome Home Bags” for every child who first enters the door at the homeless shelter. The bags contain hygienic products, night lights for the toddlers and diapers and wipes for the infants. On top of her annual book drive and back-to-school items drive, Lia gives speeches to local schools and churches to raise awareness of homelessness in her community. Lia has touched the lives of hundreds of homeless individuals in the last 18 months. She has created more than a Club, she has initiated and established a way to bring joy and hope to the homeless families in Manitowoc.

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

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

Brewers Community Achievers: Zachary Blohm

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.

The fourth honoree of 2014, Zachary Blohm, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park.

Blohm

As an Eagle Scout, one of the requirements is to get involved with a community project, but Zachary has gone beyond of what is expected. He is planning to expand and replace the existing playground area at Jefferson Elementary School in West Allis, which is currently inadequate for serving the needs of the school’s 600+ students, many of whom come from homes of low income households. The playground will be named after Zachary’s deceased sister, Veronica, who was premature and only lived for 37 days.

Zachary has spent the last year raising money, making plans, and getting construction and equipment quotes. He’s been working diligently with the Jefferson Elementary PTA and the school principal to coordinate fundraising events and attending numerous project meetings. He’s involved many community volunteers and local businesses in the fundraising projects. To date, Zachary has surpassed the original goal of $55,000, which will allow for the purchase of additional playground equipment.

Next month, the actual construction will take place and Zachary plans to recruit community volunteers to help with the build. This is quite an undertaking for a young man who is currently a high school freshman. He is a great example of what young people are capable of.

Thank you, Zachary, for your commit to provide kids with a safe place to play.

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

Brewers Community Achievers: Shanna Reid

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.

The third honoree of 2014, Shanna Reid, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Rockies game at Miller Park.

When Shanna was a young girl, her father instilled in her and her siblings the importance of education and giving back to those in need. After her father’s passing, Shanna started One Accord Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to youth who are aging out of foster care and group homes and who are attending college. In 2012, in honor of her father, who believed all young people should have the opportunity to pursue a college education, particularly those who show great promise but are unable to afford it, Shanna created the Tommie L. Reid Scholarship Fund. The money raised from One Accord Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and Fish Fry Events; to date, four students have been awarded scholarships to assist them with their basic needs for college.

Shanna Reid

Thank you, Shanna, for your commitment to the youth in Wisconsin who are pursuing a college education.

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

Brewers Community Achievers: Ethan Glaus

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.

The second honoree of 2014, Ethan Glaus, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Orioles game at Miller Park.

Last year, Ethan’s favorite teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer and was absent for much of the school year. Ethan decided to string hundreds of tiny pink ribbons on a fishing line to hang in the teacher’s classroom to welcome her back to school. He also decided to raise money for the fight against cancer. Ethan purchased different colored ribbons; pink for breast cancer, yellow for childhood cancer and blue for prostate cancer. He wrote letter to his school and parent’s employer asking for donations in support of Relay for Life. In return for their donation, Ethan provided donors with his special ribbons.

Ethan Glaus was honored with a Brewers jersey before tonight's game.

Ethan Glaus was honored with a Brewers jersey before tonight’s game.

Thank you, Ethan for making a difference in the 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

Brewers Community Achievers: John Swanson.

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.

The first honoree of 2014 was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Padres game at Miller Park. John Swanson is a teacher working with disabled youth at Lakeland School and has collaborated with the YMCA to start the “Dream Team,” a baseball team for children with all levels of disabilities. Through the Dream Team, children learn about the game of baseball and sportsmanship.

John Swanson

 

Ten years ago, John started with 10 participants and the program has now expanded to 75. He recruits volunteers of all ages to help, as well as seeks local sponsors to support his efforts.  He also recruits other Little League teams to play against the Dream Team. John works tirelessly to make sure that youth with disabilities are giving opportunities to participate in sports.

As a winner of the award, John received four game tickets to tonight’s game, on-field acknowledgement and the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, along with a Brewers Community Achiever certificate and a gift bag filled with Brewers memorabilia.

Thank you, John for making a difference in the 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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