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Today, Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need by hosting the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park.
The drive has been in full swing since 4:30 a.m. this morning with lots of donations pouring in.
And, those who showed up not too long ago got a little surprise:
Ryan Braun came in last night from his offseason home in California to be here this morning to assist with the food collection and greet those fans making a donation.
“It’s a special time to give back a little to the community. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the community here. Anytime you get around the holiday season, it’s just special to have a positive impact on other people. Something I’ve definitely enjoyed doing the last few years,” he said.
This is the third year in a row that Ryan has been back to Milwaukee for this event.
“It’s fun. Hunger Task Force does some amazing things in the community. Brewers Community Foundation does such a great job, just being involved and giving back and having a positive impact. Just being a part of that is something that I’ve always enjoyed and continue to have fun doing,” Ryan said.
The slugger, who also met with media this morning, says he feels good and is recovering well from the back procedure he had after this season ended.
“Just doing my rehab and physical therapy four days a week and definitely feel pretty good right now,” he said, saying that he doesn’t expect it to have much of an impact on his typical offseason training program.
Other than that, Ryan said he’s enjoyed spending time with his family, including his 14-month-old daughter Celine Elysse.
“It’s a little chaotic. My daughter is now mobile, so just chasing her around most of the time….It’s amazing. Anyone who is a parent has seen the transition, I’m sure,” he said. “Every day right now it’s a new word, it’s a new phrase, a new expression. She’s very social. We’ve got our hands full. It’s a lot of fun.”
Following today’s event, Ryan said he will travel to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with his in-laws.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, over on Snapchat, Ryan had this special message for Brewers fans today:
Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park tonight until 6 p.m.
Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.
Brewers Community Foundation to Join CBS-58 and Hunger Task Force to Help Feed Milwaukee This Holiday Season
Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with CBS 58 and Hunger Task Force next week to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
On Wednesday, November 25, the three organizations will host the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park. Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park on November 25 between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
“Brewers Community Foundation is honored to partner with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to feed those in need in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “On behalf of Mark and Debbie Attanasio and everyone here at the Brewers, we thank everyone for their donations and support.”
Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead and other items while supplies last. A number of Brewers special guests will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations as well.
“Once again, our friends at CBS 58 and the Brewers Community Foundation are spending the day before Thanksgiving collecting donations from big-hearted folks making a difference right before the holiday,” said Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director of Hunger Task Force. “It’s an easy, fun way to donate and help a family before gathering together with your own.”
“The Drive Thru Food Drive is a simple way for our viewers to give back to those in need this Thanksgiving,” said Mark Strachota, Vice President/General Manager of CBS-58. “CBS 58 is proud to partner with the Brewers and the Hunger Task Force in this effort.”
Select commemorative jerseys worn by Brewers players and coaches at Miller Park from 2015 (and some from past seasons) are available for fans to purchase through an online auction at Brewers.com/auction. The week-long auction begins today (Monday, October 19) and closes on Sunday, October 25.
Proceeds raised during the auction will go directly towards Brewers Community Foundation.
Before tonight’s game, CEO of Waterstone Bank Doug Gordon, Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation Cecelia Gore and Director of Development for the Sojourner Family Peace Center Heather Wolfgram were joined on the field by Kyle Lohse for a special “K’s For a Cause” check presentation.
Each time a Brewers pitcher recorded a strikeout at Miller Park this season, fans watched the numbers rise on the K’s for a Cause strikeout meter in right field. As each strikeout piled up, Waterstone Bank made a financial contribution to the campaign. They were joined this year by pitcher Kyle Lohse, who pledged to make an additional contribution to Brewers Community Foundation.
Proceed from the K’s for a Cause campaign have been tallied and will be directed to the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a non-profit community organization that exists to end domestic violence and create peaceful communities.
The K’s for a Cause campaign has been a resounding success. Waterstone Bank, Brewers Community Foundation and Kyle Lohse were proud to announce that, together, they have raised a total of $20,100 for the 2015 season for the Sojourner Family Peace Center. This brings the a two-year grand total to $39,600!
Thanks to Waterstone Bank, Brewers Community Foundation and Kyle Lohse for their tremendous donation and their ongoing commitment to helping the good work of the Sojourner Family Peace Center.
The commemorative “Cerveceros” jerseys worn by Brewers players and coaches during this year’s Cerveceros Day at Miller Park (Saturday, August 8 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals) are available for fans to purchase through an online auction at Brewers.com/auction. The week-long auction began today at 11 a.m. CT and closes on Sunday, September 27 at 10 p.m. CT.
Proceeds raised during the auction will go directly towards Brewers Community Foundation, and will be earmarked for the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Scholarship Fund and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship Fund.
“Cerveceros” is the Spanish translation for “Brewers.”
Next weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20) is Brewers Community Foundation’s final Drive for Charity of the season and we’ll be collecting new winter gear during the Brewers series against the Reds.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new hats, mittens and scarves with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Khris Davis.
Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend. In addition, on Sunday, September 20, Fox Sports Wisconsin will join us in our efforts, asking fans to deliver their contributions and “stuff the bus.” Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Fan Express will be located on the 3rd base plaza at Miller Park when parking lots open.
Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.
Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation will team up and host a tool collection drive at Miller Park on Tuesday, September 15. Fans can exchange new or gently-used tools for free tickets to that evening’s game. For each tool donated, fans will receive a free Loge Level ticket (up to a maximum of 8 tickets per person). The Brewers face the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
All tools will be donated to Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase and maintain their own homes. The HRI Tool Loan Center provides tools to local homeowners who wish to do their own repairs and maintenance on their homes and they either can’t afford to buy tools, don’t have the room to store tools, or only need them for a one-time use. HRI also loans tools to community organizations to do neighborhood clean-ups, beautification or maintenance projects. For more information about HRI and approved tools to donate, visit hri-wi.org. The approved tool list also appears below.
There will be two donation locations on the Miller Park Plaza – one near the Associated Check In Gate by the pedestrian bridge and one near Home Plate Gate . Donations will be accepted from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“We recognize and support a need to empower homeowners to maintain their homes and improve the quality of life in our community, said Christopher Piotrowski, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Associated Bank. “This tool drive will help to replenish the HRI tool loan supply and help Milwaukee homeowners restore and maintain their homes while stabilizing and reviving neighborhoods.”
“Brewers Community Foundation appreciates partnering with Associated Bank particularly as it relates to the critical need of housing,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “Corporate partnerships with quality nonprofits assure that needed resources support individuals and organizations that are having a significant impact on our community.”
September 15 Tool Drive for Housing Resources, Inc. – Recommended Tool Donations:
Drain snakes (any size/type)
Homeowner Tool Kits/sets
Laser line levels
Window Pin Stapler
**Donations of saws of any type will not be accepted.
This weekend is Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity and we’ll be collecting school supplies during the Brewers series against the Reds.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new school supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Kyle Lohse.
Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.
Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.
Tomorrow, as the Brewers take on the Phillies at 6:10pm, fans will have the opportunity to donate $40 in exchange for a mystery bag, which will contain an autographed baseball signed by a Brewers player on the active roster or Brewers Manager Craig Counsell.
Brewers Wives will be stationed at tables on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations and in the Hot Corner, selling the mystery bags until they are sold out. All proceeds will go to Brewers Community Foundation.
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) this Saturday welcomes a new event as bikers from all over participate in “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
The event allows bike lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities – baseball and biking. Fans were able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths, and all will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Participants chose either a 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile route. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.
FOX Sports Wisconsin is partnering on the event by providing the “Fan Express” bus to transport riders to the start of the Madison routes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game and an invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.
Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include AJ Bombers, Bonk Breaker, Holey Moley, The Lowlands Group, Miller Lite, Prairie Springs, The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust, Smoke Shack, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation.
Registration for “Hitting 4 The Cycle” is now closed.