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This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a peanut butter drive during the Brewers series against the Marlins.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring peanut butter with them to Miller Park to support Feeding America. In return for a donation of peanut butter (or $5, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Chris Carter.
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.
Today we are pleased to announce that every member of the team’s roster has committed to participate in Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) and Community Relations activities for the 2016 season. Through the various BCF and Brewers Community Relations initiatives; players, coaches and front office staff are helping to make a difference in our community.
Player participation started before the team even arrived in Milwaukee. During Spring Training, members of BCF and Community Relations had the pleasure of speaking with each player individually about the challenges in the Milwaukee community and the team’s commitment to having an impact on children and their families in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
In addition to financial support, those on the Brewers roster committed to participate in a number of community and philanthropic initiatives. Beyond the Diamond is an umbrella program and an integral part of the Brewers outreach effort, and it features community involvement activities and opportunities to serve and generate additional support for quality nonprofit organizations. The Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a Brewers Block Party and Children’s Hospital visits are several of the initiatives in this year’s Beyond the Diamond program.
Brewers Community Foundation supports nearly 200 organizations annually. This year’s involvement includes support for diverse organizations such as; Ronald McDonald House Charities, Sharp Literacy, Inc., Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Wisconsin Humane Society, Fisher House Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Library, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and several Little League groups including Beckum-Stapleton Little League, Felix Mantilla Little League and the RBI Program.
For more information about Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Community Relations Beyond the Diamond initiatives, please visit brewers.com/bcf and brewers.com/beyondthediamond, respectively.
Brewers Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike ride and event. On Saturday, August 13, Brewers Community Foundation will once again give bike lovers and Brewers fans the opportunity to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes, (22, 44, 88, or 100 miles) that will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that evening’s Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds game.
The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money raised will support a number of local organizations that, consistent with Brewers Community Foundation’s vision, focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Registrants/fundraisers may qualify for incentives outlined at brewers.ride-mlb.com. Urban Ecology Milwaukee, Dream Bikes, and St. Ben’s Community Meal Program are the beneficiaries identified for 2016.
“Brewers Community Foundation focuses on identifying opportunities to support organizations that are addressing critical issues in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We are excited to launch the 2nd annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” benefit bike ride. The ride provides another opportunity to participate in a fun activity while doing good for the community.”
Sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, The Lowlands Group, and UnitedHealthcare. The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
For more information or to register, please visit brewers.ride-mlb.com. To learn more about Brewers Community Foundation and register for other events, please visit brewers.com/bcf.
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.