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Hanging Out With the Brewers Road Crew in Arizona

For the past four years, Jason Hartlund, Tai Pauls and the Brewers Enterprises team has organized a unique, one-of-a-kind trip to Spring Training with the Brewers Road Crew.

This year, I was fortunate to be down here in Arizona and socialize with some of the folks taking part in the 5th Annual Brewers Road Crew Spring Training Trip.

As part of the experience, these fans got to take in the Brewers vs. Padres game yesterday at Peoria, and also enjoy two games here at our Spring Training home, Maryvale Baseball Park.

The trip includes roundtrip airfare, a four-night stay at the Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore), and numerous special receptions and tailgate parties, like the one I attended before today’s Brewers vs. Diamondbacks game.

The trip brings travelers face-to-face with members of the Brewers broadcast team, members of the Baseball Operations staff, and even former Brewers players and coaches. For example, at today’s event, I spotted Jerry Augustine, Ken Sanders, Jim Gantner, Bill Schroeder, Brian Anderson, Sophia Minnaert, and Minor Leaguers Eric Marzec, Kyle Heckathorn, Damien Magnifico and  Jacob Barnes.

I had the chance to talk to veterans on the trip–people who have traveled with the Brewers Road Crew since year one–and rookies–those joining the fun for the first time.

Phil and Brian Bauza, father and son, are a couple of the veterans.

Phil and Brian Bauza

Phil and Brian Bauza, a father-son duo, have joined the Brewers Road Crew on the trip to Arizona for the past five years.

Here, Brian explains what he enjoys about the trip:

Tony Aurit from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, booked the trip for the first time this year. “We get a 4-Pack every year and got the information on the trip in our package. We’ve never even been to Arizona before and this is great, just like I was hoping it would be. We will be back.”

Alexa Hoffman, a first time attendee from Milwaukee, poses with the Minor League attendees at the event.

Alexa Hoffman, a first time attendee from Milwaukee, poses with the Minor League attendees at the event.

George House from Glenwood City, Wisconsin, shown below with Jerry Augustine and Ken Sanders, told me, “This tailgate is the highlight so far, to be this close to the guys. I’m loving it and having fun. It’s exceeding my expectations by far. And this weather gives us hope that it can be warm, sunny and nice again in Milwaukee. Baseball is coming!

Jerry Augustine and Ken sanders pose with George House, a first-time member of the Brewers Road Crew.

Jerry Augustine and Ken sanders pose with George House, a first-time member of the Brewers Road Crew.

New Brewers pitcher Matt Garza even made a surprise appearance (literally!) as he photo bombed this photo of Jerry Augustine with  Sara and Denny Marx from Madison, Wisconsin. They have been to Spring Training twice before, but this is their first year with the Brewers Road Crew. What a great souvenir.

Matt Garza Photo Bomb

It seemed to me like everyone was having a great time and the group just keeps on growing. Hopefully next year, you’ll join them. I can’t wait to see you in AZ!

The Brewers Road Crew poses for a group photo.

The Brewers Road Crew poses for a group photo.

Plus, as an added bonus, fans on the trip receive a ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park as the Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves–looks like we’ll #SeeUMarch31!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip Returns This Summer

We are proud to announce the second season of the “Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip.”  The Academy is open to youth (ages 6-14) and includes 10 separate weeklong baseball/softball camps that will be held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer.  A complete schedule of camp locations and dates is listed below. 

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As in 2013, the camps will be conducted under the supervision of Tim Rappé, executive director of the Brewers Baseball Academy.  In last year’s inaugural season, 650 participants took part in the camps.

“In 2013, we set out to create the best baseball camp in America for Wisconsin kids,” said Rappé.  “Based upon the feedback from parents, our first season was a wonderful success and 2014 will be even better.”

Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with instruction provided by experienced youth coaches.  During one of the five camp days, campers are transported by bus to Miller Park for a one-of-a-kind experience as they will be treated to a guest appearance from a current Brewers player and have their photo taken.  Campers will also receive instruction from Brewers coach John Shelby.

A unique component of the Brewers Baseball Academy is that a video motion analysis of each participant will be performed.  Every camper’s swing will be recorded, analyzed and shared with the player and his/her parents.  In addition, all participants will take part in a baseball or softball skills competition.  Each week, scores will be posted at Brewers.com/camps and upon completion of the last camp (August 18-22), the top scorers will be invited to the Champions’ Day Finals at Miller Park.  Boys and girls will compete separately in appropriate grade groups.

The fee for the weeklong camp is $395 per child, which includes 30 hours of exceptional instruction, a complete Brewers uniform, four Brewers game tickets to one of three select games – compliments of Kwik Trip – and a V.I.P. day at Miller Park.

Registration is currently available at Brewers.com/camps. Registrations received prior to March 31 will receive a $25 discount.  This discount may not be combined with any other discount.  If registering two or more children, each child will receive a $25 discount if booked together.  A limited number of spots are available for each camp location.

As the presenting sponsor of the Brewers Baseball Academy, Kwik Trip will award 240 random participants with $25 gift cards to their locations.  One lucky camper from each host city will also receive a personalized camp jersey, along with a special presentation during the camp graduation ceremony.

Additional information can be found online at Brewers.com/camps. For questions, please contact Brewers Baseball Academy Executive Director Tim Rappé at Tim.Rappe@brewers.com or call (414) 939-8808.

2014 Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip
City Site Dates
Fond du Lac, WI Marian University June 23-27
Green Bay, WI Notre Dame Academy July 7-11
Waunakee, WI Waunakee High School July 7-11
Milwaukee, WI University School of Milwaukee July 14-18
Mukwonago, WI Mukwonago High School July 21-25
Delafield, WI St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy July 21-25
Appleton, WI Fox Valley Lutheran High School August 4-8
Kenosha, WI Carthage College August 4-8
Wauwatosa, WI Breitlow Park August 18-22
Greendale, WI Greendale High School August 18-22

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Think Spring With The Brewers Road Crew!


It’s still November and the winter chill is just beginning to bite us, but it is never ever too early to think about Spring Training with the Brewers.  The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Enterprises have announced plans for the Fifth Annual Brewers Road Crew Spring Training Trip.  This one-of-a-kind opportunity will again be offered to fans looking to join the Brewers at Spring Training as they prepare for the season in Phoenix.  Nearly every facet of the March 12 – 16 trip will be handled for guests as Brewers Enterprises will arrange all details of the stay.

If you have always wanted to visit Spring Training, but never made the trip to Arizona, this is a perfect opportunity.  Spring Training is a great time of the year and there is no better way to make the experience special than the Brewers Road Crew Trip.

As part of the experience, fans will enjoy two games at the Brewers Spring Training home, Maryvale Baseball Park, and one Brewers “road” game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria.  The trip will bring travelers face-to-face with members of the Brewers broadcast team, members of the Baseball Operations staff, and even former Brewers players and coaches through special receptions and tailgate parties.

Guests will stay four nights at the Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore) which features an outdoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant and complimentary shuttle service to Biltmore area attractions.  Guest rooms are two-room suites with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and two flat-screen televisions.  Complimentary made-to-order breakfasts and late-afternoon cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions are offered daily at the hotel.

As an added bonus, fans on the trip will receive a ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park on Monday, March 31, 2014 as the Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves.

Space is limited to eighty (80) guests and the travel packages are on sale now.  The price for a single traveler is $2,495 and the price for a couple (double occupancy) is $4,295.  Each additional guest per room is $2,150.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please call 414-902-4174 or visit brewers.com/roadcrew.  The full list of package inclusions follows:

- Non-Stop Round Trip Airfare from Milwaukee to Phoenix 

- Hotel Accommodations for four nights at Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore)

- Transportation to and from the airport, hotel and Spring Training complexes

- Tickets for three (3) Spring Training games

-          March 13, 2014 vs. San Diego Padres (Peoria)

-          March 14, 2014 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Maryvale)

-          March 15, 2014 vs. Cincinnati Reds (Maryvale)

- Made-to-order breakfast each morning

- Cocktail & Hors d ‘Oeuvres Reception hosted each night by the hotel

- Private Welcome Reception

- Tailgate Party before a game with visits from Brewers alumni, minor league prospects and staff

- A ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park (March 31, 2014 vs. the Atlanta Braves)

- A Brewers gift bag

 Additional opportunities available for guests to win on the trip:

-          Run the Sausage Race or hold the finish line at a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-          Throw out a 1st pitch for a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-          Pairs of Brewers 2014 regular season game tickets

-          Watch the game from the broadcast booth (Maryvale)

-          Autographed memorabilia

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Mini Marathon Preview: Race to Feature 11 Very Special Athletes

The second annual Brewers Mini Marathon and 10k is Saturday, beginning and ending at Miller Park.  Last year, the race started out with some thunderstorms and chilly temps, but this year it looks like sunshine, blue skies and temperatures in the 70s (runners, start hydrating now!).

Runners of all types and abilities will be racing on Saturday, but a special group of runners are giving 11 special athletes an opportunity to race.  On Saturday, my TEAM TRIUMPH’s disabled “challenged” athletes will take part in the race.

Racing on this team are over 70 participants including 11 challenged athletes (called “Captains”) guided by one to four able-bodied athletes (called “Angels”) run. The Captains are pushed in a specialized racing chair and for almost all the 11 captains will be the first race they have ever experienced. The team will lead off the event starting a few minutes before racers and will have a dedicated tent located near the start/finish-line.

Bernie Brewer poses with some of the myTEAM TRIUMPH runners at the 2012 Brewers Mini Marathon.

Bernie Brewer poses with some of the myTEAM TRIUMPH runners at the 2012 Brewers Mini Marathon.

The only organization of its kind, myTEAM TRIUMPH enables hundreds of challenged athletes to experience the thrill and character-building benefits of participating in the greatest endurance events throughout the state.  They create opportunities for challenged athletes (disabled individuals of all ages) to take part in races and endurance events like the Brewers Mini. Becoming race finishers and receiving their congratulatory medal, the Captains finally get to experience the thrill, challenges and sense of accomplishment one achieves by participating in events such as a road race or triathlon. For many of the Captains, it is the first time they hear support and cheers from the many fans and spectators along the way.

Members of myTEAM TRIUMPH at the 2012 race.

Members of myTEAM TRIUMPH at the 2012 race.

Through their mission, they hope enrich the health and well-being of people with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics.  I remember seeing a number of these participants in the race last year and it was very inspiring.  I’m very happy that the group is growing and will be back this year.  If you are participating in the race as a runner or a fan, be sure to give these runners a special cheer or wave as you see them.

In addition to the good that myTEAM TRIUMPH is doing, there are other ways racers can give back to the community through Saturday’s race.  Participants and their supporters are invited to give to the MACC Fund and Brewers Community Foundation through fundraising.  There is still time to raise money for this great organization as you can make donations through Saturday.  More information on the MACC Fund and the fundraising aspect to the race can be found here.

Packet pickup for Saturday’s race begins today from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Miller Park on the Club Level and continues tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Packet Pickup is organized alphabetically by last name, and you must have a photo ID to pick up.  You may pick up a packet for a friend. Please make sure you have a copy of their photo ID.  Remember there WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP AND there are no transfers or refunds.  After you pick up your race packet, please double-check and make sure that the enclosed information is properly assigned to you.

I am not participating in this year’s race, but Cait is volunteering at the “Back of the Pack.”  If you want to join her, look for her among the volunteers who will be making sure no runner gets left behind.  If you are looking to volunteer, there are still many opportunities to take part.  Your organization, group or company can enjoy team-building while supporting our community. Groups are needed to help with Aid Stations and/or other areas. Please contact us at Race@Brewers.com or 414-902-4628 for more details or to reserve your group’s shift and receive sign up information!

Good luck to everyone participating in the race!

– JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

It Was An Interesting Office Lunch at Miller Park Today

The lunch hour at Miller Park today wasn’t your normal lunch hour.  While we do work at Miller Park and it is pretty common to see different events on the field throughout the day, today’s lunch event on the field was a little out of the ordinary.  OK, throw in the Famous Racing Sausages lifting a 575 pound tire and scaling a wall, it was definitely out of the ordinary.

In order to stir up some excitement for the upcoming Reebok Spartan Race on Saturday, November 2 at Miller Park, race organizers set up a number of obstacles for media and front office staff to experience before the big race.  It will be the first Spartan Race in the state of Wisconsin and the just the fourth inside an MLB ballpark.  These extreme races have been increasingly popular over the last few years and we are happy to host one at Miller Park.

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The obstacles previewed today are versions of what are traditional to Spartan Races.  You will never see a course map (the Miller Park race is a 3-mile “Sprint”) or layout of what the obstacles are on the course.  It is their way of telling participants you never know what will be thrown at you and to always be ready.

The Miller Park race will differ from traditional Spartan Races in that it won’t include any mud, fire or water, but will allow participants the race through obstacles through the concourse.  It is more of a “cross fit” style race.  This is a very unique opportunity for fans to experience Miller Park like never before.

Reebok Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle racing series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. With 350,000 participants in 2012 and 60 events planned for 2013, Reebok Spartan Race is making this one of the fastest growing sports in the world.  The entire event will take place inside Miller Park allowing participants to compete in the same stadium as the Brewers.

“Based on the huge success of our Fenway Park and Citi Field events in Boston and New York respectively, we recognized the appeal of the more intimate stadium setting,” said Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena. “Fans will get to experience Miller Park in a rare, up-close-and-personal way as the course winds throughout the entire stadium – including stands and concourses – and ends on the field.”

“Spartan Race’s mission is to rip people off their couches and do what we as human beings were made to do: run, jump, sweat and climb,” DeSena asserted. “Our stadium races will offer a unique setting to do that.”

The Reebok Spartan 2013 calendar will include several Sprint Races at some of the nation’s favorite professional sports stadiums.  Other confirmed sites included Citi Field, in Flushing, N.Y., April 13 that brought 12,000 competitors, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Penn., September 28 and a return to Fenway Park, in Boston, Mass. Saturday, November 16.

For more information about Spartan Sprint at Miller Park, including entry fees and deadlines, spectator tickets, parking and children’s activities (yes there is a division for kids), or to register visit: http://www.spartanrace.com/miller-park-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2013.html.  There you can enter this special discount code that will give you 15% off: SRMKE.

Also, to prepare for the race, Bernie Brewer will host a Spartan Workout at Helfaer Field on Saturday, October 5 from 8 – 10 a.m.  Fans can visit www.spartanraceworkout.com for information on how to register.

– JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Both Out-of-Towners & Locals Will Enjoy Miller Park Tours

Recently, I made my way over to the Press Box to speak to a group of students from a local college class. As part of an educational field trip, the students’ professor had scheduled a tour of the ballpark and had requested to hear from someone on the topic of marketing for a Major League Baseball Club.

This type of request is actually more common than one might think, but really, it shouldn’t be a surprise, given the volume of tours that our good friends in Brewers Enterprises churn out. Last year alone, Miller Park’s Tour Guides gave tours to over 300 groups and thousands of people on walk-ups.

Go behind the scenes with Miller Park Tours!

Go behind the scenes of beautiful Miller Park with a stadium tour.

Walk-Up Tours are only available during the season, Monday-Saturday.  Prices for those are $10/adults and $6/for children and senior citizens (60+).

The tours typically last about 75 minutes and include the dugout, luxury Suites on the Club Level, visiting clubhouse, press box, the Home Radio Broadcast Booth and other behind-the-scenes attractions. (Note: Tours cover slightly over 1/2 a mile, so wear comfortable shoes!)

Group tours, like the school group I mentioned above, are available year round for groups of 20 or more. For the Classic Group Tour, discounted rates may apply for youth groups and school.

Also available are specialized tours designed for groups of 10 or  more. These three tour options run a little longer and will cost you just a little extra, but they are well worth it. Unless noted, all group tours must be scheduled in advance.

MVP Tour: Visit areas of the ballpark that typical tours do not get to visit, such as Party Suites, the media interview room, batting cages and more. This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is not offered one day before, or during, a Brewers homestand. This tour is $10 for children and $15/adults & seniors. The MVP Tour is available as a walk-up option on select dates. Check MillerPark.com for availability.

Technical Tour: Here’s a tour focusing on the architecture and HVAC of Miller Park–you’ll get to see the boiler and chiller room! This tour lasts about 80-95 minutes and can be arranged for $15/person.

Scavenger Hunt Tour: Looking for a team building exercise? Designed for groups of high school age or
older,  groups will be split into groups and go on our Classic Tour. Afterwards, the teams will be given time to answer as many questions as they can about what they learned on the tour. The team with the highest score will win a prize. This tour can last upwards or 70-90 minutes and costs $15/person.

For more information on any of the tours, be sure to visit MillerPark.com.

And there you have it–Miller Park’s tour offerings. Trust me when I say that you really haven’t seen Miller Park until you’ve gone behind-the-scenes on a guided stadium tour–these are something we send new employees and interns on when they start with us. It’s a terrific experience both for the Full Season Seat Holder who comes here for all 81 games and out-of-towners alike!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Volunteers & Entertainment Needed For The Brewers Mini & 10K!

If you’re interested in participating in the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K, but not necessarily by running, we’ve got some great options for you!

The 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10K, beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 28th will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.

I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.

There are two ways to volunteer:

EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS

Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini +  10K Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. [Note: Since proceeds from the race go to the MACC Fun, this is also a great opportunity for a community service project!]

Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, the full gear check area (new this year), at the start & finish line, as course marshals, as part of the bike team leading the race, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of the race website.

Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations, groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc.  Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.

Last year, sororities, charitable groups, school groups and local companies who manned their stations were integral to the race’s success.

Another unique opportunity for those who want to get their exercise, but don’t want to run the race, is to be part of the “Back of the Pack” team, the team that will walk behind the very last runners to help cheer people on and motivate them to keep going.  If any runners are having a hard time staying on pace you can help them take a break on the SAG Wagon. [NOTE: You must be able to physically walk 13.1+ miles for this position.]

ENTERTAINMENT VOLUNTEERS

In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.

To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners.   Entertainment can include anything from bands or dancers to singers or other performers. Last year, we had everything from local garage bands to performances by A Company of Kids.

Entertainment groups are considered volunteers as well, but will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini +10K entertainment act.  All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners.

So, what’s in it for you?

In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:

  • An official Event Crew t-shirt
  • A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2014

Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 28, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.

Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers-2013

Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment

If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!

Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 28!

 -Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Head to Spring Training In Style With the Brewers Road Crew

Did the release of the Spring Training Schedule earlier this week get you ready for some Brewers baseball in the Arizona sun?  If so, the Brewers and Brewers Enterprises today announced plans for the Fourth Annual “Brewers Road Crew” Spring Training Trip.  This one-of-a-kind opportunity will again be offered to fans looking to join the Brewers in Spring Training as they prepare for the season in Phoenix.  Nearly every facet of the trip will be handled as Brewers Enterprises will arrange all the details for the March 13 – 17 trip.

As part of the experience, fans will enjoy two games at the Brewers Spring Training home, Maryvale Baseball Park, and one Brewers “road” game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  The trip will bring travelers face-to-face with members of the Brewers broadcast team, members of the Baseball Operations staff, and even former Brewers players and coaches through special receptions and tailgate parties.

Guests will stay four nights at the Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore) which features an outdoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant and complimentary shuttle service to Biltmore area attractions.  Guest rooms are two-room suites with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and two flat-screen televisions.  Complimentary made-to-order breakfasts and late-afternoon cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions are offered daily at the hotel.  The hotel is located next to the Biltmore Fashion Park on 24th Street and Camelback.  It is centrally located and just minutes away to activities at Maryvale Baseball Park, Old Town Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix and Camelback Mountain.

As an added bonus, fans on the trip will receive a ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park on Monday, April 1, 2013 as the Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies.

Space is limited to 80 guests and the travel packages are on sale now.  The price for a single traveler is $2,495 and the price for a couple (double occupancy) is $4,295.  Each additional guest per room is $2,150.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please call 414-902-GOAZ (4629) or visit millerpark.com.  The full list of package inclusions follows:

PACKAGE ELEMENTS

-Non-Stop Round Trip Airfare from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Southwest Airlines

-Hotel Accommodations for four nights at Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore)

-Transportation to & from the airport, hotel and Spring Training complexes

-Tickets for three Spring Training games

-          March 13, 2013 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields)

-          March 15, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians (Maryvale)

-          March 16, 2013 vs. Cincinnati Reds (Maryvale)

-Made-to-order breakfast each morning

-Cocktail & Hors d ‘Oeuvres Reception hosted each night by the hotel

-Tailgate Party before a game, with visits from Brewers alumni, minor league prospects, coaches and broadcasters

-A ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park (April 1, 2013 vs. the Colorado Rockies)

-A customized Brewers gift bag

-Private dinner reception in Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Additional opportunities available for guests to win on the trip:

-Run the Sausage Race or hold the finish line at a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-Throw out a 1st pitch for a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-Pairs of Brewers 2013 regular season game tickets

-Watch the game from the broadcast booth (Maryvale)

-Autographed memorabilia

If you are looking for the ultimate full service trip to Spring Training, this is it.  They cover all the basis and let you sit back relax and enjoy Brewers baseball and the Arizona sun.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Volunteers & Entertainment Needed! 5 Weeks To Go Until the Brewers Mini-Marathon!

With just 5 weeks to go until the Brewers Mini-Marathon, we hope you’ve hit your stride in your training! John and I are still chugging along.

If you haven’t heard, the race is now sold out, but even if you didn’t sign up in time, that doesn’t mean you can’t be involved with the inaugural event.

The 13.1 mile half-marathon beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 22nd will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.

I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are still in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.

There are two ways to volunteer:

EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS

Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group.

Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, at the start & finish line, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of our website.

Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc.  Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.

ENTERTAINMENT VOLUNTEERS

In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.

To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners.  Entertainment can include anything from bands or dancers to singers or other performers.

Entertainment groups will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini entertainment act.  All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners, a group of 5,000 people.

So, what’s in it for you?

In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:

  • An official Event Crew t-shirt
  • A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2013 (exclusions may apply, tickets are subject to availability)
  • An invitation to join the race participants at the post-race tailgate party at Miller Park

Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 22, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.

Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers

Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment

 

If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!

Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 22!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Support the MACC Fund by making a donation to our team here! (More on fundraising to come!)

Time “Running” Out to Register for the Brewers Mini

Pardon the pun, but time is running out to register for the inaugural Brewers Mini-Marathon!

I heard from Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises, this morning who told me, “Although we’ve had a strong response since we first went on sale, we saw a huge spike in registrations during the past week leading up to the August 1 price increase. Currently, fewer than 300 spots remain before  we’re sold out!”

Runners are urged to visit www.brewersmini.com as soon as possible to make certain that their spot is secured.

Don’t miss your chance to join John, Trenni & me this September!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

For links to our previous blog posts about the Brewers Mini, click here!

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