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Over $20,000 donated to Sojourner Family Peace Center Through “K’s for a Cause” Program in 2015

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.

 

 

Game-Worn “Cerveceros” Jerseys to be Auctioned Off at brewers.com

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.

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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.”

-Cait

@CMoyer

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

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.

Khris Davis Pin

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.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Associated Bank/Brewers Hosting Tool Drive at Miller Park with Free Tickets

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.

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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.”

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“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.”

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September 15 Tool Drive for Housing Resources, Inc. – Recommended 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

Tape Measurers

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.

 

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

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.

Lohse 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 Wives Mystery Bag Event Tomorrow

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.

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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 Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle” This Saturday

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.

Brewers Present “Read Aloud” Program to Local Kids

As part of the Brewers’ Beyond the Diamond program, pitcher Neal Cotts and Coach Joe Crawford visited The Next Door Foundation today to read books to kids. The duo entertained kids in the brand new Rookie Training Room, which was sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Wives.

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The Next Door Foundation is an education and social service center, working with Milwaukee children and families to help build the educational and life skills they need to succeed. Their mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.

For more information about the Beyond the Diamond program, please visit Brewers.com.

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Two Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is less than two weeks away!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 83, 44 or 22 mile routes. 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.

Full route maps are now available on the race website.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to 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 that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

Also, just announced: Packet Pick-Up is confirmed for Tuesday, August 4 from 11am-2pm or 4-7p, at 88Nine Radio in downtown Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue). You may also pick up your packet day of ride.

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Three Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just three weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. 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.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to 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 that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We’ve already told you about some of the great fundraising incentives, so this week, let’s focus on the organizations for which we’re riding.

Urban Ecology Center:  Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understandings as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.  These Environmental Community Centers provide outdoor science education for urban youth, protect and use public national areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant, preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters, promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, stewardship, recreation and camaraderie, need practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors.  For more information, visit their website at www.urbanecologycenter.org.

Dream Bikes: DreamBikes strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future.  For more information, visit their website at www.dream-bikes.org.

Penfield Children’s Center: Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programing.  For more information, visit their website at www.penfieldchildren.org.

Miracle League of Milwaukee: The Miracle League believes everyone deserves the chance to play baseball. The league allows all children to play organized baseball, regardless of ability. Kids with special-needs dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases, just like their peers in standard little leagues.  For more information, visit their website atwww.miracleleaguemilwaukee.org.

 

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

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