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

This weekend is the first Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity for 2015, with a pet supplies drive during the Brewers series against the Cardinals.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new pet supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers pin featuring Hank the Brewers Ballpark Pup.


Items that will be collected for animal shelters include canned or dry puppy, dog, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; towels; stainless steel food and water bowls.

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.



Racing Sausages Participate in the Braille Games at Gaenslen School

Yesterday, Brewers Community Foundation visited the 13th Annual Braille Games at Gaenslen School.

This is an event where blind and visually impaired children and adults can use braille in a fun and interactive way.

This year’s theme was baseball and Brewers Community Foundation brought the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages along.

It was fun to see the participants get to know the sausages through touch. Here are a few photos from the event:


Miller Park Homestand Highlights: April 20-26

The Milwaukee Brewers begin their second homestand of the season on Monday, April 20, when they welcome the Cincinnati Reds for a four-game set. The series is followed by a three-game weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The homestand is highlighted by Weather Day at Miller Park on Thursday, April 23, and the second “20in2015” All-Fan Giveaway – a Wily Peralta Bobblehead, presented by U.S. Cellular®.

Monday, April 20 vs. Cincinnati Reds 6:20 p.m.

Miller High Life Mondays – Every Monday home game, Terrace Reserved tickets are just $9, courtesy of Miller High Life.

Tuesday, April 21 vs. Cincinnati Reds 7:10 p.m.

Brewers April Community Achiever First Pitch – The Milwaukee Brewers community involvement initiative, known as the “Community Achievers Award,” recognizes residents throughout Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.  Beth David from Racine will be recognized as April’s Community Achiever and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Wednesday, April 22 vs. Cincinnati Reds 7:10 p.m.

RBI Athlete of the Month First Pitch – Each month an RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) athlete will be recognized for their dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.  Tomas Pinet Jr. from Milwaukee will be recognized as April’s RBI Athlete of the Month and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Thursday, April 23 vs. Cincinnati Reds 12:40 p.m.

7th Annual Weather Day – The 7th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place on Thursday, April 23.  On this day, the Brewers team up with Discovery World, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Ready Wisconsin and Storm Team 4 meteorologists from TMJ4 for a day of learning, baseball and fun. Students will enjoy a special lesson about the science of weather from the Storm Team 4 meteorologists, complete with a visit from Bernie Brewer™ and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages – all before watching the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds at 12:40 p.m. For details,  visit

Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Every weekday afternoon home game, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save up to 50% on tickets. The offer excludes Bernie’s Terrace, Uecker Seats and All-Inclusive Areas.

Friday, April 24 vs. St. Louis Cardinals 7:10 p.m.

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21+ can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers.  Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat.

Student Night Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets, courtesy of Time Warner Cable.  They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open until first pitch. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit

BCF Drive for Charity – Brewers Community Foundation invites you to drop off items for animal shelters during the Brewers Community Foundation “Drive for Charity.”  Items that will be collected include canned or dry puppy, dog, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; towels; and stainless steel food and water bowls.   Each fan that donates an item or $5 will receive a collectible pin featuring Hank “The Ballpark Pup.”  Donation tables will be set up from gate opening through the second inning.

Saturday, April 25 vs. St. Louis Cardinals 6:10 p.m.

Sentry Foods Jonathan Lucroy Photo Card – The first 15,000 fans who attend the 6:10 p.m. game will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Photo Card, compliments of Sentry Foods.  Also, fans can enter to win the “Ultimate Brewers Fan Experience” sweepstakes at participating Sentry stores.

BCF Drive for Charity – See above.

Sunday, April 26 vs. St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 p.m.

U.S. Cellular® Wily Peralta Bobblehead – All fans in attendance will receive a Bobblehead of Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta, courtesy of U.S. Cellular.

Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16-and-under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

BCF Drive for Charity – See above.

Brewers Partner with Shatterproof

The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) have once again teamed up with Shatterproof, a national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease,

On Tuesday, May 5 at Miller Park when the team takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Brewers will celebrate “Shatterproof Day.” Representatives from Shatterproof will be at Miller Park distributing literature and raising awareness for their cause. That same day, Shatterproof is hosting Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee, a fundraiser where individuals and groups raise money to be able to rappel down the Hilton City Center.  In addition, Brewers Community Foundation will make a financial contribution towards the organization.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Shatterproof and contribute to their battle against addiction,” said BCF Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We appreciate the work they do to raise funds and awareness, and we look forward to welcoming them to Miller Park next month.”

Shatterproof was started by Gary Mendell who lost his son, Brian, to the disease of addiction.  Following the tragic loss of his son, Gary committed himself to ensure others do not have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to the disease of addiction.  Shatterproof is in its infancy as a national organization, but is building a national movement to decisively tackle the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and bridge the gap in addiction resources.

For more information on Shatterproof, please visit For information on Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee visit

Brewers Community Foundation Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle;” Biking Event set for Saturday, August 8

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) has launched an exciting new event, “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”

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.

“Brewers Community Foundation is very excited to host the first ever ‘Hitting 4 the Cycle’ benefit bike ride,” said BCF Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “This is a great opportunity to positively address critical issues in our community by supporting four quality organizations, all while enjoying a bike ride in our community and capping it off with a Brewers game.”

Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs, the Paul Fleckenstein Trust and the Lowlands Group.  The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting the benefit bike ride.

For more information or to sign up, please visit

Brewers Community Foundation Hosts “Pearls for Teen Girls” Participants

Today, Brewers Community Foundation hosted 15 “Pearls for Teen Girls” participants at Miller Park.

Pearls for Teen Girls focuses on assuring success for young ladies striving to be successful in school and life.  Today, the girls were here to learn more about the Brewers and careers from women in the Brewers front office including Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, Cecelia Gore; Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw; Director of Accounting, Vicki Wise; and VP of Entertainment & Broadcasting, Aleta Mercer.

The girls also enjoyed a tour of the ballpark, had lunch, played a trivia game and got to meet Hank the Ballpark Pup:

Thanks to the young ladies for coming out today; we hope you learned a lot and enjoyed your time at Miller Park!


Match Day Set to Return Thursday

On Thursday, March 19, community members will have the opportunity to work together as a team and make a difference in the Greater Milwaukee area by participating in Match Day.  This 24-hour online giving event, coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, in partnership with Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) and other local funders, will support 20 different basic needs organizations that serve as a lifeline to thousands of individuals and families in need.

Match Day offers individuals, businesses and others a chance to support the organizations in our community that are helping meet individuals’ basic needs. Individuals can donate to one or more of the 20 participating agencies.  Thanks to more than $830,000 in matching funds contributed by a pool of funders including Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation and Meijer, each donation made online on Thursday will be proportionately matched.  Over the past three years, more than $7.6 million was raised overall through the event.


“We are thrilled to once again be a part of this event,” said Brewers Community Fund Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “Through the support of Mark and Debbie Attanasio and BCF, members in our community will have the opportunity to see their contribution multiplied to make an even greater impact.”


Donations could feed a family that may otherwise go without food this week, aid a veteran who is struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder or provide shelter to someone who has just lost their home.


To make a donation, please visit on Thursday.  Simply search through the 20 participating agencies you wish to support and make a debit or credit card gift of $10 or more.  The gifts will be matched proportionately, based on the total amount raised by each organization that day.  All donations are tax deductible and nonrefundable. As part of the Brewers Community Foundation’s financial contribution to Match Day, eight nonprofits will be chosen throughout the day to receive an extra $1,000.


Mark and Debbie Attanasio and Brewers Community Foundation are co-sponsors for Match Day, along with The Ceres Foundation and Meijer. Other supporters include The Faye McBeath Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, along with several other contributors.


The nonprofits benefitting from the funds raised include:

  • Advocates of Ozaukee
  • Cathedral Center
  • Center for Veterans Issues
  • Community Advocates
  • Daystar
  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Food Pantry of Waukesha County
  • Friends of Abused Families
  • Guest House of Milwaukee
  • Hebron House of Hospitality
  • Hope Center
  • Hope House of Milwaukee
  • Hunger Task Force
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission
  • Pathfinders Milwaukee
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Women’s Center
  • Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center

Brewers Community Foundation Ultimate Auction Winners Visit Maryvale

Last summer in Brewers Community Foundation’s Ultimate Auction, Tracy bid on–and won– a “Player for a Day” experience for her husband John.

“It was an awesome Father’s Day present from my wife and my three kids,” John said. The couple have one son (8), and two daughters (5 and 7).

The prize package included roundtrip airfare to Arizona, tickets to the Brewers vs. Royals game at Maryvale and full VIP treatment, including a full uniform with personalized jersey and a locker in the clubhouse, a tour, the chance to be on the field and the opportunity to meet players.

The couple flew in from Iola, Wisconsin and were enjoying their time in the dugout when I caught up with them:

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Have fun, guys, hope you enjoy the game!




On Monday, June 29, Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin Broadcaster Dave Nelson will host his seventh annual Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin.

This event is always a blast, so I encourage you to sign up! Click here to read last year’s event recap.

The Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits and will be followed by a cocktail reception, silent as well as live auctions, and dinner.

All teams in the tournament will be comprised of a five-person group, and play will consist of a scramble format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up the five person team. Registration fees are $2,700 per foursome. A golf clinic led by American Club golf pros and a putting contest will take place at 9:00 a.m., and a light breakfast will be served prior to the start of the tournament. The tournament is limited to 30 foursomes. For those who do not care to golf, tickets to Monday night’s reception are available for $150 per person.

An additional preview event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, consisting of a golf experience at Whistling Straits, Straits Course followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the Championship Locker Room Terrace. This is an especially cool opportunity, this year more than others, as the Straits Course is the site of the 2015 PGA Championship, which will take place this August. Rates for the preview event are $6,400, which also includes registration for Monday’s event.

Proceeds will benefit Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and Brewers Community Foundation. For sponsorship opportunities, additional information or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience, visit or contact Meredith Malone at or (414) 902-4501.

Open Arms Home for Children 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 Nelson has served as Board Director for the organization for over four years.




Brewers Community Foundation’s 17th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 18, starting at 8 a.m. Registration will be available online at beginning today, Monday, January 19.


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. The cost is $30 for those registering by April 30, 2015 and $35 for those registering between May 1, 2015 until registration closes on June 23, 2015 (or upon sell-out).

For the registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of ten Brewers 2015 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.

Race participants have helped to raise $175,000 in the past three years with all funds raised to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. When registering to participate, fans will 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 an autographed baseball and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch.  The top prize is awarded to the highest fundraiser that raises 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. 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. The future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to open in late 2015.

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Meredith Malone at



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