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Brewers Team Up With KaBoom for Playground Build

Today, more than 250 volunteers from the Milwaukee Brewers (including players, coaches, Brewers Wives and front office staff), Brewers Community Foundation, Inc., Our Next Generation, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Milwaukee community joined forces to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Our Next Generation. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in April.

Brewers Community Foundation was the lead sponsor of this events as part of its Beyond the Diamond initiative, a series of community outreach events that take place during the season. These events involve partnering with Brewers Community Foundation, players/coaches, Brewers Wives, alumni and team staff, working hands-on in the community. The community events will be funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Today, the focus was recreation. 

The Brewers will take on the Colorado Rockies tonight in the first game of a four-game set, but that didn’t stop members of the team including manager Ron Roenicke, Khris Davis, Yovani Gallardo, Will Smith and bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel from joining the rest of the group at the build site. Here are some photos I captured at today’s event:

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A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the bold goal of ensuring that all children get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults because #playmatters.

In central Milwaukee, where roughly 3 out of 4 children live below the poverty line, kids often lack safe and carefree environments to explore, learn, and grow. The new playground will bring more than 850 kids in Milwaukee one step closer to having the childhood they deserve.

The playground is the second build by the Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. The Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

About KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. Social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America because children need to play actively every day at home, in school and in their communities. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 90,000 places to play, built more than 2,300 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level.  For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

Brewers Community Foundation Week Begins May 26; Ultimate Auction Begins Today

Brewers Community Foundation Week begins on Memorial Day – Monday, May 26, as the Brewers begin an eight-game, nine-day homestand.  Now in its fifth year, BCF Week features a week of activities at Miller Park to highlight the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community.

BCF’s focused areas of interest are Health, Education, Recreation and Basic Needs, and activities throughout BCF Week raise funds to support causes in each of the four areas.  BCF Week and the BCF Week Ultimate Auction are presented by the 2014 Leadership Council, which is comprised of BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Printing, Johnson Controls, Kapco, Lubar & Co., MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, and We Energies Foundation.

One of the highlights of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction” which begins at Brewers.com today and continues through Tuesday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences.  Fifteen exclusive packages are available, including the use of a suite at Miller Park for 20 guests, Chairman and Prinicpal Owner Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers’ dugout and an all-expense trip to Brewers Fantasy Camp.  A complete list of “Ultimate Auction” items can be found at Brewers.com/bcfweek.

Throughout the upcoming homestand, fans will be able to play Plinko on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations.  For a $5 donation per drop, fans will have the chance to win a prize.  Prizes include game tickets, Drive for Charity pins, Brewers merchandise and mystery bags.

Additional daily events during Brewers Community Foundation Week will take place at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116).  The events include the following:

Monday, May 26 – Players Jersey Raffle

Fans have the chance to buy raffle tickets for $1 per ticket to win one of four autographed jerseys that are being raffled off. The four jerseys include a Rickie Weeks autographed batting practice jersey, a Ron Roenicke autographed road gray jersey, a Jonathan Lucroy batting practice jersey and a Scooter Gennett autographed road gray jersey. After purchasing raffle tickets, fans can put their ticket into the bin for the player of their choosing. A winner will be drawn for each player’s autographed jersey, which will be announced during Monday’s game. The four lucky winners will have until the top of the 7th inning to claim their prize.

 

Tuesday, May 27 – BCF Scavenger Hunt

Fans have the chance to purchase a Brewers Community Foundation Pin and Scavenger Hunt card for $5. The Scavenger Hunt card will have 16 squares on it, with different questions and activities to do within Miller Park. When the card is completely filled out, bring the card back by the bottom of the 5th inning to redeem for a Brewers prize.

 

Wednesday, May 28 – Brewers Best Buddies Raffle

Fans will have an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for $1 for an opportunity to win a Brewers Sponsor Package. The top prize is a package including items from Brewers sponsors such as $100 SURG Restaurant Group Gift Card, a Miller Lite Beer Cooler, two round-trip vouchers on Southwest Airlines, a year’s supply of Klement’s Brats and summer sausage gift package, and a year-long print and digital subscription to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The winning raffle number will be announced on the scoreboard and prizes must be claimed by the top of the 7th inning.

 

Friday, May 30 – BCF Carnival Night

Fans will have a chance to play Plinko and Brewers Prize Wheel for $5 per Plinko drop or Prize Wheel spin at the Brewers Community Foundation table, located on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations (behind section 116). Prizes for both games will include Brewers game tickets, bobbleheads, hats, pins and Brewers game-used items.

 

Saturday, May 31 – Ultimate WI Sports Package Raffle

Fans will have an opportunity to buy raffle tickets at $1 for an opportunity to win an Ultimate Wisconsin themed Package. The top prize is a package including two Brewers baseball tickets for a mutually agreed-upon 2014 game and two Badger Football tickets for the game on September 6 vs. Western Illinois. Other prizes will include “Best of Wisconsin” gift baskets or Brewers items. The winning raffle numbers will be announced on the scoreboard and prizes must be claimed by the top of the 7th inning.

 

Sunday, June 1 – BCF Treasure Hunt

Game-used items from past games and seasons are available for purchase in a special treasure hunt at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations (behind section 116). Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other game-used items of interest.

 

Monday, June 2 – Baseball Diamond Dig

Fans will have the opportunity to dig for Brewers “gems” for $5 per dig. There will be different levels of gems representing different levels of prizes and a Grand Prize gem. The Grand Prize gem will include a suite to the Brewers game on Friday, June 27 when the Brewers take on the Rockies, valid for 14 people including 6 parking passes, food and beverages. Once the grand prize jewel is picked out of the box, it will not be put back in. If a winning gem is not selected on a scoop, the fan will automatically win a BCF Pin.

 

Tuesday, June 3 – Bobble Bonanza

Take home a Brewers bobblehead to complete your collection during Bobble Bonanza. Brewers Bobbleheads will be available for purchase at $5 apiece starting when gates open until sold out. There is a limit of six bobbleheads per person.

 

-John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Team Up With KaBoom for Playground Build

Brewers Community Foundation Week officially kicked off today with a great community outreach event on Milwaukee’s North Side.  A group of Brewers front office staff, players and their wives, volunteers from the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and other local volunteers came together today to build a new playground at the Northside YMCA.

The design of the playground was based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in May.  The Brewers had a tough game in Texas last night and an early morning arrival back to Milwaukee today.  That didn’t stop members of the team including manager Ron Roenicke, Tom Gorzelanny, Jim Henderson and Rob Wooten from joining the rest of the group at the build site.  Brewers photographer Scott Paulus captured some great photos from earlier today.

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Today’s kids spend less time playing outside than previous generations in part because only 1-in-5 children live within walking distance of a park or playground. This play deficit is having profound consequences for kids physically, socially and cognitively. Children need a place to play every day to be active and healthy, something KaBOOM! has been committed to since 1996.

The new playground will give more than 1,200 children in the community with a safe place to play. Currently, the young children have a tot lot available, but the older children are in need of a great place to play and this will definitely help the neighborhood.

The playground is the first built in a collaborative effort by KaBOOM! and the Brewers. Additionally, the playground is one of more than 150 playground builds KaBOOM! will lead across the country in 2013 to fulfill its vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Beyond the Diamond is a series of community outreach events that will take place during the season from May-August.  These events involve partnering with Brewers Community Foundation, players/coaches, Brewers Wives, alumni and team staff, working hands-on in the community. The community events will be funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Today, the focus was recreation. 

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. Social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America because children need to play actively every day at home, in school and in their communities. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 90,000 places to play, built more than 2,300 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level.  For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Community Foundation Week Activities for Today – Alumni Photos

The Brewers are back from a long road trip and that means Brewers Community Foundation Week kicks off at Miller Park tonight!

The Brewers are set to face the Reds tonight to start a four-game set and fans will have the opportunity to take a photograph with various Brewers alumni starting when the gates open until 7:45 pm. Photos will be available for $10 per person, per session (for example you can take photos with all eight alumni in the four separate sessions for $40), at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Fans will need to provide their own camera for their photos. The schedule of alumni is as follows (subject to change):

5:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Paul Wagner and Ken Sanders

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Craig Counsell and Larry Hisle

6:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Gorman Thomas and Jim Gantner

7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Jerry Augustine and Dave Nelson

Don’t forget, the Ultimate Auction is open for bidding all week.  Check it out for some wonderful, one-of-a-kind opportunities!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Mark Attanasio and Brewers Community Foundation Launch 2013 Leadership Council

Milwaukee Brewers fans, players, coaches and other supporters enthusiastically participate in season-long fundraisers that generate needed resources. Seizing the opportunity to build on the success of Brewers Community Foundation, Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio and Brewers Community Foundation have launched the 2013 Leadership Council.

“We are honored to have eight prominent businesses partnering with our organization on meaningful philanthropic efforts,” said Attanasio.  “Our 2013 Inaugural Leadership Council is a perfect example of teamwork and collaboration.  We hope that the Council generates opportunities to expand the impact we have on the community we all care deeply about.”

The 2013 Leadership Council includes:  BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Printing, Kapco, MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual and Wisconsin Energy Foundation. Each of these organizations has a long history of meaningful engagement with the community.

The 2013 Leadership Council will join Brewers Community Foundation in the sponsorship of six key events which benefit nonprofit organizations in Greater Milwaukee.  These events include:

  • Three “Drive for Charity” events at Miller Park (April 19-21, June 21-23 and August 30-September 1)
  • 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk, July 20
  • Brewers Community Foundation Ultimate Auction, August 6-20
  • Brewers Community Foundation Week, August 15-21

“This collective effort will create new opportunities to increase the magnitude of our initiatives,” said Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation.  “Our Leadership Council assures a winning season for our community.”

Over the past three seasons, Brewers Community Foundation has successfully raised close to $10 million in support of quality nonprofit organizations that focus on health, education, recreation and basic needs. These efforts have resulted in the organization playing a meaningful role in the overall community effort to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee and support efforts to address critical needs.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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