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Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk Registration Open!

Brewers Community Foundation’s 16th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m. Registration is now available by visiting Brewers.com/5krunwalk.

The unique feature of this event is that participants actually get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, who also run the course. The run will begin and end at the Klement’s Sausage Haus where the Brat, Hot Dog, Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Polish Sausage join the crowd on the course. The route also makes its way around the warning track of Miller Park.

All participants must be pre-registered and the event is expected to sell out quickly. It is recommended that those interested register early for this event.

For the $30 registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of eight Brewers 2014 home games, a bottle of Aquafina water, a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older. The overall top male finisher and the overall top female finisher also receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.

This year, the fundraising component returns as participants and fans are again encouraged to help raise additional funds to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. When registering to participate, fans will also be able to set up a fundraising page to help raise funds for Fisher House Wisconsin.  Please note that the Run/Walk registration fee cannot be applied toward personal fundraising levels. Fundraising incentive levels start at $100 and increase incrementally to the Grand Prize, which includes a Yovani Gallardo autographed baseball and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch.  The top prize is awarded to the fundraiser who raises the most over $5,000.

Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Currently, veterans from 23 different states of all generations travel to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for treatment at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) center, while 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans receive treatment here in Milwaukee for their wounds or injuries. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital are eligible to stay for free at the Fisher House if they need to overnight. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Due to this need, the future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to break ground in May 2014.

Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Meredith Malone at meredith.malone@brewers.com.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Mini Marathon and 10K Set for September 20; Registration Now Open!

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to increase your fitness level and/or run a race? Great–let us help you with that!

The third annual “Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s” is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Registration is now available online at www.brewersmini.com.

Last year a combined 7,000 runners, representing 38 states, participated in the Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) and the 10K race (6.214 miles). The races both begin and end at beautiful Miller Park and offer scenic and unique courses that will take participants around and through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), and the Miller Park warning track.  Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.

All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2015, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt.  A post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music will also take place.

Great course support will be provided with aid stations featuring water and Gatorade, misting stations, and entertainment along the way. Refreshing snacks and water will be provided by Sendik’s at the finish line. Spectators will have plenty of free parking at Miller Park and will have the opportunity to watch racers run through Miller Park while being shown on the scoreboard.

Race participants helped to raise over $145,000 during the first two years of the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, with all fundraising proceeds benefiting the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.  Fundraising for the MACC Fund is supported by the Brewers Community Foundation and participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and submit online donations.  Individual fundraisers will have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes.  The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.

The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, is $65/$45 for those registering by April 30, $75/$55 for those registering between May 1 – July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 – September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available).  The earlier you register, the more you save!

Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, 2014.

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at www.brewersmini.com and www.brewers.com.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Ryan Braun, Michael Blazek and Marcus Hanel at Today’s Hunger Task Force Food Drive

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It was a very busy and cold morning at Helfaer Field today.  As the Thanksgiving week continued, Brewers Community Foundation teamed up with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 for a drive-thru food drive in the parking lot.  Since I am finally thawing out from three hours in the sub-20 degree temperatures this morning, I thought I would post some photos from the activities this morning.

Ryan Braun, Michael Blazek and Marcus Hanel were on hand along with a number of Brewers employees collecting food and handing out bobbleheads to donors.

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The food drive itself lasts until 6 p.m. tonight, so you can still donate throughout the day.  It was a wonderful event and I was happy to be a part of it.  The generosity I saw throughout the activities this week was awesome.  This community should be proud of the way it gives back.

Don’t forget, you can also help the Hunger Task Force through the online “turkey hands” auction.  The framed, original designs from Brandon Kintzler, Tyler Thornburg, Jonathan Lucroy and Jim Henderson are up for auction now on Brewers.com thru Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Call Me Maybe?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Brewers have a number of activities to get in the giving spirit. 

This afternoon–along with a number of my Brewers front office counterparts–I will be manning the phones for the WISN-TV 12 Food For Families Food Bank from 3 – 5 p.m.  We will be at the WISN-TV studios answering phones and taking donations that will benefit the Hunger Task Force.

I’m not sure the phone number to call to donate quite yet, but when I get that number, I will be sure to update the blog.  If you call in, make sure to ask for me!  I want to make sure those phones are ringing all afternoon with generous donations for the Hunger Task Force.  Tune in and make a donation!

Yesterday, Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel, and his wife, Jill, distributed 300 coats for children at Gilbert Stuart School on Milwaukee’s north side through their “Koos for Kids” organization.

Tomorrow, a number of Brewers staff and players will be at Helfaer Field from 8 – 11 a.m. collecting food for the Brewers Community Foundation, CBS 58 and Hunger Task Force Food Drive.  While Brewers personnel will staff the Helfaer Field drop off location in the morning, food can be dropped off at tomorrow between 4:30 a.m. and 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. A number of Brewers special guests and CBS 58 News Team members will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations.

Finally, don’t forget about another opportunity to help Brewers Community Foundation and the Hunger Task Force through an online auction of player-designed “turkey hands.”  Jim Henderson, Jonathan Lucroy, Brandon Kintzler and Tyler Thornburg put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project of hand-drawn “turkey hands.”  The auction will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CT.  

The Thanksgiving holiday is great time to show how thankful we all are for what we have and a perfect way to do that is giving back to your community in any way that you can.  Stay tuned to the blog for updates from the phone bank this afternoon and from the food drive at Helfaer Field tomorrow!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Drive Thru Food Drive to be Held at Helfaer Field Wednesday; Other Ways to Help Feed Milwaukee

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities.

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We just wanted to remind you about the many options you have to help as we approach Thanksgiving.

PHONE BANK

The Thanksgiving week will begin with the WISN 12 Food For Families Phone Bank on Tuesday, November 26.  A number of Brewers staff will work the phones, collecting donations that will benefit Hunger Task Force. [Stay tuned for more to come on this from John!]

MILLER PARK FOOD DRIVE

Brewers Community Foundation, Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 will host a food drive at Miller Park on Wednesday, November 27.  Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park on November 27 between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

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Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.  A number of Brewers special guests and CBS 58 News Team members will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations.

ONLINE AUCTION

In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike, Brewers Community Foundation is helping raise money for the Hunger Task Force through an online auction of player-designed “turkey hands, which we revealed via our social channels earlier this week.

The framed, original designs from Kintzler, Thornburg, Lucroy and Henderson are up for auction now on Brewers.com thru Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #4

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

We’ve been revealing them all week:

Monday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Tuesday’s gobbler was created by Tyler Thornburg!

Wednesday’s gobbler was created by Jonathan Lucroy!

Here’s the final piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

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The answer will be revealed later today, so stay tuned to the blog!

Following that, beginning at 5pm CT TODAY, fans can bid on the framed, original designs, which will be auctioned off on Brewers.com. The auction will conclude on Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson! Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Jim’s  original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning TODAY at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Pick Up Off-Field Awards

A little pat on the back for the Brewers front office as the club recently picked up a four awards as a result of advertising and marketing campaigns.

For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Brewers picked up two awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards in New York City on Tuesday.

The Brewers were awarded the “Gold” in the “Best Print, Poster or Outdoor” category for the Milwaukee Brewers Countdown to Opening Day (#SEEUAPRIL1) advertising campaign.  This particular marketing effort featured an ongoing countdown to the 2013 Brewers Opening Day at Miller Park on April 1.  The campaign was capped off with an ad seen here.

The team received the “Silver” in the same category for the Brewers Community Foundation What Is Good? campaign. This campaign, created by 2-Story, highlighted the non-profit organizations that Brewers players, fans and others support through contributions to Brewers Community Foundation. An example of one of the What Is Good? ad can be seen here.

Both Brewers awards came in the “Teams” category.

“We are honored to be recognized for a second consecutive year, and we’re proud of the creative efforts of our marketing team that went into completing these campaigns,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer.

Last year, the Brewers picked up two awards for their 2012 television advertising campaign.  The overall campaign picked up the “Silver” award in the “Television/Video: Best TV/Video Campaign” and the Glare spot received the “Gold” award in the “Television/Video: Best Use of Humor” category.

The 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards recognizes the best and brightest in sports media marketing, promotion and design.  More information can be found at www.promaxbda.org.

In addition, Captivate Digital Cinema, the filmmakers of the 2013 Brewers commercial campaign, won two Emmy Awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremony for the Chicago/Midwest chapter, which was held recently in Chicago. The awards were for the Brewers 2013 television spots.

The 2013 Brewers commercial campaign won “Best Commercial Campaign” and the Game Day Experience film won for “Outstanding Achievement in Sports Program Feature/Segment.”  Producer Amy Johnson accepted the awards for Captivate Digital Cinema.

“On behalf of the Brewers, I congratulate Captivate Digital Cinema for being recognized with the Emmy Awards for its extraordinary work on our Brewers commercials,” said Schlesinger.  “While working in conjunction with our marketing efforts, the commercials provide a unique behind-the-scenes view of the team and capture the excitement that our fans bring to Miller Park on a regular basis.  We look forward to working with Captivate Digital Cinema again in 2014 to integrate the excitement of Miller Park and Brewers Baseball into our multi-platform marketing programs.”

The Miller Park Experience film can be viewed here: http://wapc.mlb.com/mil/play/?content_id=25724855.  For more information about Captivate Digital Cinema, visit http://captivatedigitalcinema.com.

– JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #3

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

Monday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Tuesday’s gobbler was created by Tyler Thornburg!

 

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3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy! Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Luc’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning tomorrow at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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Such concentration!

Such concentration!

 

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler #2

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

Yesterday’s gobbler was created by Brandon Kintzler!

Here’s the second piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

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3:00PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg!  Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Tyler’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning this Thursday at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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The artist at work.

The artist at work.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Guess the Gobbler and Help BCF & Hunger Task Force Strike Out Hunger this Holiday Season

Last week, we told you that Brewers Community Foundation has teamed up with Hunger Task Force to help feed Milwaukee-area families this holiday season with a number of events and opportunities, including collecting donations via the WISN Food for Families Phone Bank (11/26) and hosting a Food Drive at Miller Park (11/27).

We also mentioned that we would be revealing player-designed “turkey hands” across our social platforms this week. In a unique twist for fans and “art collectors” alike select Brewers players put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project.

You’ll have your chance to “Guess the Gobbler” each day and then bid on the framed, original designs, which will be auctioned off on Brewers.com beginning this Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m. CT.  The auction will conclude on Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Here’s the first piece of art–can you guess which Brewers player created this gobbler?

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The answer will be revealed later today, so stay tuned to the blog!

3:30PM CT Update: Today’s Gobbler was designed by Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler!  Thanks for following along. Don’t forget you can bid on Brandon’s original artwork to help support Hunger Task Force beginning this Thursday at 5pm CT on brewers.com.

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Here's the artist at work.

Here’s the artist at work.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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