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Brewers Community Achievers: E.B. Garner

The Brewers Community Achievers Programrecognizes 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

This month’s honoree is E.B. Garner who holds an annual fishing clinic in Washington Park. E.B. hosted his 18th event, which brought over 200 participants. The clinic is held on Wisconsin’s ‘Free Fun’ weekend so that all anglers have the opportunity to fish without being inhibited by cost.

Garner is head of the Fishing Club of Milwaukee and partners with the Urban Ecology Center to hold fishing outings. Garner’s connection to Washington Park runs deep since he worked there as a County Parks employee. Fishing is a skill he learned as a kid and he’s been passing that skill on to neighborhood kids for the past 19 years.

As a winner of the award, E.B. 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, E.B. 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: Elaine Jacks

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Elaine Jacks. Elaine was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Elaine Jacks

There was an empty city lot where a building had burned down a few years ago. Elaine found a way to turn that empty lot into Gateway Community Garden. She worked with the City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Neighborhood Pride and the Gateway Neighborhood Association and was able to get the city to hook up water for the garden. Elaine recruited volunteers to help build raised beds, compost bins and tool storage boxes. She was also able to get professional horticulturists to plant a flowers and secured the donation of a decorative fence for the garden. Elaine also organized a network of people to help handicapped gardeners. Now, each year people form the neighborhood can rent one of the raised boxes to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Elaine has also provided two fruit trees and berry bushes for anyone in the area to use. In its second year, the neighborhood has a beautiful, flourishing garden thanks to Elaine.

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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Jeffrey Hansen

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Jeffrey Hansen. Jeffrey was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Marlins game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

Jeff noticed that during the family holidays when he would visit his loved one, 81 percent of the seniors were picked up for the weekend by their families, but many seniors were left alone, spending the holidays by themselves without a hot meal.

On Christmas Day in 1986, Community Projects for Seniors began by serving 100 meals to low income seniors who were abandoned by their family while residing in subsidize housing. As the founder and executive director of Community Projects for Seniors, Jeff’s goal is to provide joy to low-income seniors and help lessen loneliness and depression during the holidays.  Today, Community Projects for Seniors serves more than 15,000 meals every year. With the help of volunteers, the free meals are delivered right to the seniors’ doorsteps so they don’t have to travel to a meal site during cold weather. Individuals served by Community Projects for Seniors know they can count on a hearty meal, a smile and a kind word from a caring volunteer.

 

Thank you, Jeff for your great work 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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Tammy Conforti

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Tammy Conforti. Tammy was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Indians game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Tammy is the founder and President of The Kenosha Dream Playground Project. Tammy has worked as a teaching assistant for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District for the past 16 years. She became inspired to start this project after seeing a handicap-accessible swing while on vacation in South Dakota. Upon her return from that vacation, she started on her quest  with a mere $300 of her own funds from her craft sales that she was saving for a trip to Hawaii.

Tammy has been advocating and educating for a fully inclusive and handicap-accessible playground in Kenosha for the past three years. She regularly speaks at meetings of the Kenosha Parks Commission and Common Council to share her vision. She formed a committee of area residents to help her spread the word on the need for an accessible inclusive play area and organized a public/private partnership with the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Achievement Center. Tammy has presented her vision at numerous schools, churches and community service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. In just under three years, Tammy has raised over one million dollars and her dream will become a reality this September as the Kenosha Dream Playground will be built by volunteers in a community build.

Thank you, Tammy for your perseverance and hard work 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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Margaret Wendt

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Margaret Wendt. Margaret was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Mets game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

Mary Wendt

Margaret serves as an ambassador for the Mary Kay Foundation, which supports cancer initiatives for women and domestic violence prevention and education. With Margaret’s leadership, she spearheaded their largest fundraiser, Project Pink, which raised over $15,000. As a Mark Kay sales rep, Margaret donates baskets to several non-profit organizations and schools in support of their fundraising efforts. She also shares her fashion style with students at Mount Mary and Marquette University in support of the Dress for Success program.  When Margaret isn’t spearheading fundraisers or walking the runaway for several nonprofit fashion shows, she is hosting Pampering Nights which provides complimentary makeovers to women at the Women’s Center of Waukesha and Sojourner Family Peace Center.

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Some of Margaret’s colleagues from Mary Kay got to take in BP this afternoon.

Thank you, Margaret!

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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Patrick Mickelsen

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Patrick Mickelsen. Patrick was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Giants game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

Patrick Mickelsen Patrick Mickelsen

In 1978, Patrick received a fresh turkey from his place of employment.  He considered himself to be pretty blessed so he wanted to help those less fortunate, so he decided to donate the turkey.  He encouraged some of his friends and co-workers to do the same. After a great response, The Turkey Club was born.  The Turkey Club was founded for the sole purpose of providing turkeys to families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.  All turkeys collected are donated to food pantries and meal programs in Milwaukee, Washington, Jefferson and Waukesha counties.  The Turkey Club hosts a number of fundraising activities to help purchase turkeys.  Patrick, the founder and president of The Turkey Club have put in a great deal of time and support for the past 36 years.  Because of his commitment and dedication to families in need are able to have a bountiful dinner.

Thank you, Patrick!

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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Beth David

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

The first honoree of 2015, Beth David, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

Brewers Sr. Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw (left) presents our April Community Achiever Beth David with a jersey.

Brewers Sr. Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw (left) presents our April Community Achiever Beth David with a jersey.

Beth David shakes hands with Coach Joe Crawford after tossing a first pitch at tonight's game.

Beth David shakes hands with Coach Joe Crawford after tossing a first pitch at tonight’s game.

As the founder of Racine Uncovered and We Are Racine (WAR) Advocacy Center, Beth is changing lives one person at a time. The WAR Center provides assistance and resources for individuals and families in improving the quality of life in Racine. Beth helps underprivileged kids by providing lunch and activities during the summer and help with homework during the school year. This year, she coordinated PeaceFest for the residents of Racine, to help bridge the gap with Police Officers and Firefighters so everyone can work together for positive change and get our community back. Beth has worked tirelessly and unselfishly to make lives better for the residents in Racine.

Thank you, Beth, for serving families in need and making the community a better place.

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.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

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

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