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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.
During tonight’s game 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.
Shatterproof is hosting Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee today, a fundraiser where individuals and groups raise money to be able to rappel down the Hilton City Center.
Although I was not as brave as my former co-blogger John Steinmiller was last year, and did not participate in the event, I did attend it today in order to meet with the folks from the organization and to cheer on all of the fearless individuals work to help erase the stigma of addiction and tackle the disease.
Here are a few photos from the event:
In addition, Brewers Community Foundation made a $10,000 contribution towards the organization in a ceremony before tonight’s game:
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 second year, and its building a dynamic-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 shatterproof.org. For information on Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Milwaukee visit rappelmilwaukee.org.
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) Week begins on Monday, May 4, as the Brewers begin a 10-game homestand. Returning for its sixth year, BCF Week features a week of activities at Miller Park to highlight the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community.
BCF’s focused areas of interest are Health, Education, Recreation and Basic Needs, and activities throughout BCF Week raise funds to support causes in each of the four areas. BCF Week and the BCF Week “Ultimate Auction” are presented by the 2015 Leadership Council, which is comprised of BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Lithograph, Co., Johnson Controls, Kapco, Lubar & Co., MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and We Energies Foundation.
One of the highlights of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction,” which begins at Brewers.com/bcfweek tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28) at 9:00 a.m. CT and continues through Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences. Fourteen exclusive packages are available, including a personal 30-minute one-on-one clinic with Hitting Coach Darnell Coles, a chance to win Chairman and Prinicpal Owner Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout, the use of a suite at Miller Park for 20 guests and a chance for you and seven others to a win a personal tour of the Miller Park roof before the gates open. A complete list of “Ultimate Auction” items can be found at Brewers.com/bcfweek.
Brewers Community Foundation Week is highlighted by exciting events including jersey raffles, the chance to win signed memorabilia and treasure hunts. Each event will take place daily at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). The events include the following:
Monday, May 4 – Mystery Bag Bonanza
Fans will be able to purchase a mystery prize from the BCF Week table for $5 apiece. The bags will have various prizes ranging from pins, and T-shirts to autographed baseballs.
Tuesday, May 5 – Players Jersey Raffle
Fans will have the chance to buy raffle tickets for either $1 per ticket or $40 for a wingspan to win one of four autographed jerseys that are being raffled off. The four jerseys being raffled off are a Ryan Braun Milwaukee Bears (Negro Leagues Tribute Game) jersey, a Jean Segura gold jersey, a Martin Maldonado batting practice jersey and a Kyle Lohse batting practice jersey. After purchasing raffle tickets, fans can put their ticket into the bin for the jersey(s) of their choosing. A winner will be drawn for each of the autographed jerseys and announced during the game. The four lucky winners will have until the top of the 7th inning to claim their prize.
Wednesday, May 6 – BCF Treasure Hunt
Game-used items from previous contests and seasons are available for purchase in a special treasure hunt at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse. Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other game-used items.
Thursday, May 7 – Brewers Trivia Day
Fans will have the opportunity to play Brewers Trivia while watching the game. Trivia cards will be available for $5 each and will include a Brewers Community Foundation commemorative player pin. Once the fan fills out the entire card, they return it to the BCF Week tables for an additional prize.
Friday, May 8 – BCF Carnival Night
Fans will have a chance to play Plinko, Prize Wheel and Bags at $5 per Plinko drop, Prize Wheel spin or Bags toss at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse. Prizes for all three games will include Brewers game tickets, bobble heads, hats, pins and Brewers game-used items.
Saturday, May 9 – Baseball Diamond Dig
Fans will have the opportunity to dig for Brewers “gems” for $5 per dig. There will be different levels of gems representing different levels of prizes and five grand prize gems. The grand prize gems will include one Club Level suite for a mutually-agreed upon 2015 Brewers home game (for 14 people, including 6 parking passes, food and beverages) and four autographed Brewers jerseys. Once the fifth grand prize jewel is picked out of the box, there will no longer be a grand prize gem in the mix to be drawn. If a winning gem is not selected on a scoop, the fan will automatically win a BCF player pin.
Sunday, May 10 – Hank Day
In celebration of Hank “The Ballpark Pup” Bobblehead Day, it’s Hank Bonanza in the BCF Week area. Fans have the opportunity to purchase Hank items, including the Hank Bobbleheads from the 2014 Brewers Mini Marathon, Hank pins and Hank beach towels.
Monday, May 11 – Bobble Bonanza
Fans can take home a Brewers bobblehead to complete their collection during Bobble Bonanza. Brewers Bobbleheads will be available for purchase for $5 apiece starting when gates open until they are sold out.
Tuesday, May 12 – Brewers Raffle
Fans have the chance to buy raffle tickets for either $1 per ticket or $40 for a wingspan to win Brewers prize packages. After purchasing raffle tickets, fans can put their ticket into the bin for the prize package(s) of their choosing. A winner will be drawn for each of the three prize packages and announced during the game. The lucky winners will have until the top of the 7th inning to claim their prize.
Wednesday, May 13 – BCF Treasure Hunt
Game-used items from past contests and seasons are available for purchase in a special Treasure Hunt at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse. Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other game used items of interest.
April 28 – May 12 – Ultimate Online Auction – Presented by the 2015 Leadership Council
Fans will have an opportunity to bid on 14 exclusive packages during an online auction within a two week period sandwiched around Brewers Community Foundation Week. Some of the packages include the use of a suite at Miller Park for 20 guests, Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout and an all-expense paid trip to Brewers Fantasy Camp.
May 4 – May 13 – Plinko
For a $5 donation per drop, fans will be able to play Plinko and have the opportunity to win a prize with every drop. Prizes vary from game tickets to Drive for Charity pins, Brewers merchandise and mystery bags.
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.
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:
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 Brewers.com/weatherday.
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 brewers.com/students.
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.
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.
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.com/bcf.
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!
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 MatchDayMKE.org 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
- 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
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:
Have fun, guys, hope you enjoy the game!