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Bring Winter Gear With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a winter gear drive during the Brewers series against the Reds.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to new or gently-used winter gear items with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of winter gear (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player pin featuring Jimmy Nelson.

Nelson Pin

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.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

BREWERS “#growGOLD” TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO PEDIATRIC CANCER

Today, the Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), are hosting the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park. The event features numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, are sporting gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players have been encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

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Prior to the game, members of G9 started things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation presented the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony.

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Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.

“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”

Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.

Annie Bartosz throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Miller Park.

Annie Bartosz throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Miller Park.

“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

 

ABOUT Gold In September (G9):

Gold In September® Charitable Trust (G9) is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the newest, most promising treatments to kids faster. Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold to raise awareness and meet the mission, G9 directly benefits the entire childhood cancer community with gold alliance, resulting in increased funding and support for all childhood cancer initiatives. Visit http://www.goldinseptember.com to learn more.

 

Bring School Supplies With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a school supplies drive during the Brewers series against the Pirates.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to bring new school supplies (backpacks, lunch bags, notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc. ) with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of school supplies (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player pin.

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.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

9-Year-Old Luka Receives VIP Treatment at Miller Park

As part of FOX Sports Wisconsin’s “Art of Hitting” telecast Tuesday, they taped a segment with 9-year-old Luka Braovac, who got a hitting lesson from Brewers Coach and former Major Leaguer Jason Lane.

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9-year-old Luka Braovac gets a hitting lesson as Villar and Gennett look on.

Luka has brain cancer. He was diagnosed at age 7 and has endured numerous treatments over the last two years. His condition is improving. He watches Brewers games regularly and his favorite players are Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Those two surprised Luka during the lesson and had some fun with him before BP yesterday. Manager Craig Counsell even invited Luka to sit in during his pre-game media session. The family then watched BP, went to TGI Friday’s for dinner, and made a booth visit during the game. Jonathan Villar promised Luka a win and delivered, notching his 50th stolen base on the season in the process.

Luka met with his two favorite players, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Luka met with his two favorite players, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Luka was joined by his two sisters and his parents, Bob and Carol Ann. They are connected to the G9 Project. G9 stands for “Gold in September” for Childhood Cancer, a Wisconsin based foundation to help raise awareness, funding for childhood cancer research, and support for families who have children diagnosed with cancer.

Luka and his parents had a great time at Miller Park, capped off by a Brewers victory!

Luka and his parents had a great time at Miller Park, capped off by a Brewers victory!

The Milwaukee Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), will host the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The event will feature numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.

For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, will sport gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

Prior to the game, members of G9 will start things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation will present the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony. Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.

“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Excusive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”

“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS “#growGOLD Game” TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO PEDIATRIC CANCER

The Milwaukee Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), will host the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The event will feature numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.

For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, will sport gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

Prior to the game, members of G9 will start things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation will present the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony. Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.

“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Excusive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”

“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

 

ABOUT Gold In September (G9):

Gold In September® Charitable Trust (G9) is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the newest, most promising treatments to kids faster. Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold to raise awareness and meet the mission, G9 directly benefits the entire childhood cancer community with gold alliance, resulting in increased funding and support for all childhood cancer initiatives. Visit http://www.goldinseptember.com to learn more.

 

Brewers Team Up With KaBoom for Playground Build

Today, more than 200 volunteers from the Milwaukee Brewers (including players, coaches, Brewers Wives and front office staff),  Meta House, 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 Meta House Transitional Housing. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in June.

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 Cincinnati Reds tonight in the first game of a three-game set, but that didn’t stop members of the team including Jake Elmore and Corey Knebel, along with his wife, Danielle, 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 giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. With its partners, KaBOOM! has built, improved and opened nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids (#playmatters).

The new playground will bring more than 150 kids in Milwaukee one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. In building this playspace together, we are making it easier for all kids to get balanced and active play and making Milwaukee more playable.

Meta House served 424 women and 242 children in 2015. Though many of the families in treatment at Meta House are able to overcome addiction, the lack of a safe and supportive place to live presents challenges to these vulnerable women and their children. Meta Housing offers an average of 40 families each year with the opportunity for a stable place to begin their healthy and bright futures. For the past two years, the families living at Meta Housing haven’t had a safe place to play, but with the support of the Milwaukee Brewers and KaBOOM!, that’s going to change on August 12.

The playground is the 3rd built by the Milwaukee Brewers and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. The Milwaukee Brewers supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

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 COMPLETES DONATION TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES EASTERN WISCONSIN

Today, Brewers Community Foundation, along with Bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill, visited Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to donate 20 custom-made mirrors for the various sleeping rooms throughout the house. The contribution concludes a commitment to outfit all 77 of the rooms with the colorful, custom model mirrors which feature encouraging phrases such as “You are Beautiful,” “Strength,” “Hope,” “Cherish Family,” “Play Games,” “Dream Big” and “Support.”

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They presented the final mirrors to RMHC and helped  to install them in several rooms on the premises. In addition, to the donation, Brewers Wives prepared lunch for the families and took a tour of the house.

Brewers Wives

Since 1984, the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee has helped provide housing for families whose children are receiving medical care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or other area hospitals. The house has provided over 36,000 stays, with families coming from 569 Wisconsin communities, all 50 states and many countries around the world. Brewers Community Foundation has supported the house in a variety of ways throughout the years. This includes Brewers Wives meal deliveries, funding of the play structure, building the peace garden and the art therapy room.

Tool Drive at Miller Park with Free Tickets to the Brewers game on August 10

Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will team up for the second year to host a tool collection drive at Miller Park on Wednesday, August 10. Fans can exchange new or gently used tools for free tickets to that evening’s Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves game at 7:10 p.m. For each tool donated, fans will receive a free Loge Level ticket (up to a maximum of 8 tickets per person, while supplies last).

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. A list of approved tools for donation is provided 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.

“Because we want to support and empower homeowners to maintain their homes and improve the quality of life in our community, we are proud to partner with Brewers Community Foundation to support the HRI Tool Loan Center,” said Christopher Piotrowski, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Associated Bank. “We encourage Brewer fans to donate new or gently used tools to this very worthy cause and help make a positive difference in Milwaukee 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. – Approved Tool Donations:

Basin Wrenches

Belt/Hand Sanders

C-Clamps

Cement Floats

Cement Trowels

Chisel wood

Claw hammers Crow bars

Drain snakes (any size/type)

Drills

Drywall cutter

Extension cords

Floor Scraper

Furniture clamps

Hammers

Homeowner Tool Kits/sets

Laser line levels

Linoleum Roller

Manual Staplers

Taper Measures

Paint scrapers

Push Brooms

Rakes

Roof Jacks

Shovels

Squares

Stud Finders

Trowels

Window Pin Stapler
**Donations of saws of any type will not be accepted.

Hitting the Links at the 8th Annual Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to play in the Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Irish Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

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This was the eighth year of Davey’s tournament and the third at the Irish Course (in previous years, it’s been played at  Blackwolf Run).

Upon check-in, participants were provided with assorted goodies, including a shoe trees, a duffel bag and a rain jacket (which fortunately we didn’t need out there on the course!)

Then, the morning started off with golf pros walking the line at the driving range and a putting contest, along with a buffet brunch.

Each foursome in the tournament was paired with a celebrity golfer  to make up a five-person team. Team play consisted of a Scramble Format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers.

Among the many celebrities in the tournament were current Brewers personnel and alumni players:  Zach Davies, Ken Sanders, Gorman Thomas, Jerry Augustine, Jim Gantner, Paul Wagner, Greg Vaughn, Wes Obermueller, Doug Melvin, Jason Lane, Darnell Coles, Sal Bando, and Willie Mueller;  Randall McDaniel, Former NFL player; Greg Meyer, NFL Referee; Tony Smith, a former Milwaukee Bucks player; and Telly Hughes, sideline reporter for Fox Sports Wisconsin

My group consisted of former basketball player Tony Smith; former Brewers general manager Sal Bando; current Brewers coach Jason Lane; and my friend from Fox Sports Wisconsin, Brian Mikolajek.

The tournament was a shotgun start, so our group began on hole 9, a par four. We started off slow and scrambled for a couple of pars, but in the end, we never made a bogey and came away with one eagle and seven birdies to put us at -9 on the day (63).

A beautiful day on the golf course for a great cause!

A beautiful day on the golf course for a great cause!

Each hole also consisted of different challenges with opportunities to win various prizes for things like longest drive, longest putt, or closest to the hole.

Considering that our 63 was six shots better than my group last year, I felt like it was a very strong score–until we got back to the clubhouse and found that the winning group had posted a -18!

But, we had a ton of fun, which is the most important thing!We had wonderful weather, a fun day, the chance to play a beautiful championship course and, most importantly, we were helping a great cause: Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and Brewers Community Foundation. Open Arms is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, clothing, protection and basic healthcare for what is now home to many children orphaned due to the Aids epidemic in South Africa. Davey has served as Board of Director for over five years.

Following golf, there was a reception and silent auction, followed by a live auction.

During dinner, we learned more about Open Arms and heard stories about the children whose lives we were helping, all by taking a day off of work to play golf.

My boss, Tyler Barnes, VP of Communications, was on hand to speak about his personal experience at Open Arms as he and his family had visited South Africa over the holidays.

The entire presentation was very touching and moving and I’m so happy that this event has been able to raise money to support the organization, which Davey and many others have dedicated a lot of time and energy into making a success.

For more information on Open Arms, please visit the website at http://www.openarmshome.com.

Here are some more photos from the day and I hope to see you out at the tournament next year!

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Bring Toiletries With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a toiletries drive during the Brewers series against the Nationals. 

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to bring new toiletry items (i.e., soaps, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, body wash, body spray, hairspray, etc.) with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of toiletries (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress Pin

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.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

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