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Kip Moore to Rock Miller Park Tomorrow on Country Night

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 27), country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.

The show is FREE to all fans with a valid ticket for that night’s contest and will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

In addition to the postgame show, there will be more country fun to be had at Miller Park.

The country band Saving Savanna will be playing at Fridays Front Row before the game pregame and we will have a special concession item for the night, the “Honey-Butter Chicken Biscuit.” This Southern-friend chicken breast on a flaky butter biscuit drizzled with honey butter will be available by Section 229 for $7.50.

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Fans who purchased the (now sold out) special Country Night ticket package will also receive a Brewers Trucker Hat, modeled here by Chase Anderson, Jhan Marinez and Jake Elmore.

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Brewers players (well, okay, Scooter Gennett) were getting into the spirit by “horsing” around before BP:

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Singer/songwriter Kip Moore quickly established himself as one of country music’s premier rising stars when he shot out of the gate with his debut album Up All Night spawning three number one smash hits including “Beer Money,” the Platinum certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and Moore’s Double Platinum breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”

A relentless road warrior, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently kicked off the second leg of his Wild Ones Tour that will include a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland as well as shows scheduled in Australia for the first time.  Moore’s new single “Running For You” was heralded by Billboard as “a career song from the album” and was the most added song in country radio in its debut week.  The single is taken from Moore’s critically-acclaimed second album Wild Ones – declared by Huffington Post as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” while Entertainment Weekly proclaims it “reaches for the stadium’s nosebleeds.”

All fans who purchase tickets to the game will automatically have access to the free postgame concert. However, on-field passes are for the show are limited and available for $45 at brewers.com/concerts.

Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park

Tonight marks the fifth annual Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we welcomed over 1,000 of our local, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals.

This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and their families, while raising awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC. Pre-game festivities began outside the ballpark and featured a display from the Police Unity Tour of Wisconsin and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Wisconsin Chapter.

During our pregame ceremonies, our nation’s flag was presented by honor guards from law enforcement departments throughout Wisconsin including: Brookfield PD; Caledonia PD; Dodge County SO; Eau Claire Co SO; Eau Claire PD; Fond du Lac PD; Green Bay PD; Jefferson County SO; Kenosha County SO; Menomonee Falls PD; Oak Creek PD; Pleasant Prairie PD; Stoughton PD; Sun Prairie PD; Waukesha County SO; West Allis PD; Winnebago County SO; Milwaukee HOC; and Wisconsin State Patrol.

Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Our national anthem was led by Jennifer Schaefer from West Allis and was accompanied by a flyover from the Coast Guard Helicopter from Traverse City, piloted by Lieutenant Adam Morehouse, Lieutenant Commander Pablo Smith, Air Crewman Nate Hill and Rescue Swimmer Nick Trimpe     

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Miller Park Flyover

Miller Park Flyover

Officer Mike Klementz from McFarland Police Department threw out a ceremonial first pitch in memory of fallen officer Ryan Copeland.              

Photo: Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

Photo: Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

“We are excited to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball for this special evening honoring law enforcement. Each year the Milwaukee Brewers staff and ownership has gone above and beyond to support and honor law enforcement” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together at Miller Park to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers while enjoying a fun night of baseball is a great way to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. I’m thankful to the Brewers for welcoming us each year.

”The Milwaukee Brewers will donate $5 from each law enforcement ticket sold directly to the Memorial Fund in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Additionally, each ticket sold for this special package included a Milwaukee Brewers Law Enforcement Challenge Coin.

Tonight we are honored to acknowledge the men and women who keep our communities safe. We thank them, all law enforcement professionals and their families for their service and sacrifice to the people of Wisconsin and to our nation.

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

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a school supplies drive during the Brewers series against the Pirates.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to bring new school supplies (backpacks, lunch bags, notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc. ) with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of school supplies (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player 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

9-Year-Old Luka Receives VIP Treatment at Miller Park

As part of FOX Sports Wisconsin’s “Art of Hitting” telecast Tuesday, they taped a segment with 9-year-old Luka Braovac, who got a hitting lesson from Brewers Coach and former Major Leaguer Jason Lane.

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9-year-old Luka Braovac gets a hitting lesson as Villar and Gennett look on.

Luka has brain cancer. He was diagnosed at age 7 and has endured numerous treatments over the last two years. His condition is improving. He watches Brewers games regularly and his favorite players are Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Those two surprised Luka during the lesson and had some fun with him before BP yesterday. Manager Craig Counsell even invited Luka to sit in during his pre-game media session. The family then watched BP, went to TGI Friday’s for dinner, and made a booth visit during the game. Jonathan Villar promised Luka a win and delivered, notching his 50th stolen base on the season in the process.

Luka met with his two favorite players, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Luka met with his two favorite players, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett.

Luka was joined by his two sisters and his parents, Bob and Carol Ann. They are connected to the G9 Project. G9 stands for “Gold in September” for Childhood Cancer, a Wisconsin based foundation to help raise awareness, funding for childhood cancer research, and support for families who have children diagnosed with cancer.

Luka and his parents had a great time at Miller Park, capped off by a Brewers victory!

Luka and his parents had a great time at Miller Park, capped off by a Brewers victory!

The Milwaukee Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), will host the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The event will feature numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.

For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, will sport gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

Prior to the game, members of G9 will start things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation will present the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony. Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.

“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Excusive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”

“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

 

MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: AUGUST 22 – 31

With summer winding down and school right around the corner there is no better time than now to join the Brewers at Miller Park. Starting tonight at 6:20 p.m. against the Colorado Rockies the Crew begins a 10-game homestand, which also includes matchups against division opponents from Pittsburgh and St. Louis. Highlights include the final Free-Shirt Friday, Country Night, a Brewers Beach Towel Giveaway, Kip Moore Postgame Concert and the Kids’ Chest Protector Backpack Giveaway.

Monday, August 22 vs. Colorado Rockies – 6:20 p.m.
Miller High Life Mondays – Terrace Reserved tickets are just $6 for all Monday home games with a 6:20 p.m. start time, courtesy of Miller High Life.

Brew Crew & the Zoo – For just $20, fans can get a Terrace Reserved ticket to the game, one adult general admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo and a free lunch cooler. For an additional $10 per package, fans can upgrade their seats to Loge Outfield Box. The ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.

Tuesday, August 23 vs. Colorado Rockies – 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24 vs. Colorado Rockies – 1:10 p.m.
Brew Crew & the Zoo – See above

Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – For most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Thursday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

RBI Athlete of the Month – Each month, an RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) Athlete is recognized for their dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance. Prior to the game, the Athlete of the Month will be recognized and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. This month the 18U Team will be recognized for advancing to the championship game.

Brewers Wives Volunteer for Ronald McDonald House’s Lunch 2 Go Program – Brewers Wives will help pack lunches at the Ronald McDonald House for their Lunch-2-Go program. The Lunch-2-Go program provides brown bag “to-go” lunches for guests of the Ronald McDonald House. The goal of the program is to eliminate both the worry and the cost of a lunch for families residing in the House. Three times a week, Lunch-2-Go volunteers prepare items that families can pack into individualized brown bag lunches and take on their way out.

Brew Crew & the Zoo – See above

Friday, August 26 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:10 p.m.
Free-Shirt Friday – All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers T-shirt, courtesy of Xperience Fitness. Choice of Adult M and Adult XL only.

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older 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. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Night – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen.

Saturday, August 27 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 6:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – See above

Brewers Beach Towel – The first 10,000 fans 21 and older in attendance will receive a Brewers Beach Towel, courtesy of Miller Lite.

Country Night – There’s somethin’ ’bout a trucker hat. Join the Brewers for Country Night at Miller Park on Saturday, August 27 as the Crew takes on the Pirates, then stick around after the game to enjoy a free postgame concert by Platinum-selling country artist, Kip Moore. Plus, you can even get your very own Brewers trucker hat through this Country Night special ticket package.

Kip Moore Postgame Concert – Following the game, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore will take the stage to perform a free postgame concert, courtesy of 94.5 KTI Country.

Sunday, August 28 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 1:10 p.m.
Kids’ Chest Protector Backpack – All fans 14 and under in attendance will receive a Kids’ Chest Protector Backpack, courtesy of Kwik Trip.

Kids Eat Free Sunday – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.

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

Monday, August 29 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 6:20 p.m.
Miller High Life Mondays – See above

Tuesday, August 30 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 7:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – See above

Brew Crew & the Zoo – See above

 

82-yr-old World Series Champ Mantilla Takes 10-yr-old Little Leaguers to Puerto Rico

On Thursday, fourteen Milwaukee-based Little Leaguers (ages 9-10) traveled to Puerto Rico to play tournament ball and, more importantly, to engage in educational and cultural experiences (including visits to the rain forest, the ocean, caves, Old San Juan and more.)  They will spend four days on the island, and in 2017, players and chaperones will travel from Puerto Rico to Milwaukee for a similar baseball and educational experiences.

Group at MKE airport

This first-of-its-kind program was conceived by family and friends of Felix Mantilla, one of the MLB’s first Latino players who arrived in the US at age 19 (without speaking English). Mantilla’s 24-year career began with a Puerto Rican police league at age 12 and went on to include a 1957 Milwaukee Braves World Series championship (while roommates with Hank Aaron!) and a selection to the 1965 All-Star Game as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Now 82, Mantilla resides in Milwaukee where he founded his Little League in 1972 with a vision of helping youth reach their greatest potential not only in athletics, but also in academia, family and community responsibility. It is supported by the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation and has served more than 10,000 urban children on the city’s dominantly Latino near south side.  The league is operated by Journey House, a respected community development center serving the underprivileged neighborhood. Mantilla is believed to be today’s only person who has a Little League bearing an MLB player’s name.

Some of these children have not yet traveled just a few miles to Lake Michigan, yet alone flown over an ocean.

What a joy it will be for Mantilla to experience the children play ball in his hometown and learn from people and experiences in his native country.  Who can imagine the lifelong impact this experience might have on these children?

Fundraising for this program started just a few months ago, with more than $60,000 already raised toward the $80,000 goal.

It is catching attention far and wide including a notice by New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez who recently heard about the program and sent a check.

Known as a skilled utility man, Mantilla played for Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS “#growGOLD Game” TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO PEDIATRIC CANCER

The Milwaukee Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), will host the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The event will feature numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.

Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.

For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, will sport gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players will be encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.

Prior to the game, members of G9 will start things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation will present the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony. Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.

“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Excusive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”

“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.

 

ABOUT Gold In September (G9):

Gold In September® Charitable Trust (G9) is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the newest, most promising treatments to kids faster. Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold to raise awareness and meet the mission, G9 directly benefits the entire childhood cancer community with gold alliance, resulting in increased funding and support for all childhood cancer initiatives. Visit http://www.goldinseptember.com to learn more.

 

13th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron” Set for September 24 at Miller Park

The 13th Annual “Evening with Hank Aaron” will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Miller Park.  This year’s program will feature an exclusive pregame reception from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Aaron/Yount Rooms on Miller Park’s Terrace Level prior to the Brewers/Reds game that evening.

The “Evening with Hank Aaron” will include hors d’oeuvres during the pregame reception, a Field Outfield Box game ticket to that night’s game and an appearance by Hammerin’ Hank himself.  Guests will also receive an authenticated, autographed item from Aaron.

The special event raises funds for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation was created by Hank and his wife, Billye, to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams. All proceeds from the evening benefit the fund and are administered locally to help children in the Milwaukee area.

The program is limited to 200 guests. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Enters at joan.enters@brewers.com.

 

Trip to Seattle a Homecoming for Davies

Astute fans have probably noticed a tattoo on Brewers pitcher Zach Davies‘ left forearm, but you may not have been able to make out exactly what it is:

Zach Davies September 2015 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Scott Paulus/Brewers

Pitcher Zach Davies signs autographs at Brewers On Deck. Notice the Seattle tattoo on his left forearm.

Pitcher Zach Davies signs autographs at Brewers On Deck. Notice the Seattle tattoo on his left forearm.

Well, turns out that it is the Seattle skyline with the words “Remember Where You Come From.” Davies was kind enough to give us a close-up, as well as to take the time to sit down with me and chat about his tattoo and his love for the Emerald City, where the Brewers will head later this week. There, the Crew will take on the Mariners in Interleague play for the first time since 2013.

The Seattle native shows his love for his hometown on his forearm.

The Seattle native shows his love for his hometown on his forearm.

For Davies, Seattle holds strong sentimental value. It is where he was born and formed his earliest memories. And, although his immediate family moved to Arizona when he was 7, much of his extended family still lives there.

“I remember growing up there, not wanting to move,” Davies said. “I love the weather there. It just kind of fits my personality. It’s relaxed and place to just hangout.”

He’s also a big Seattle Seahawks fan:

Davies says he tries to go back and visit at least once a year, but there are times when he gets to go multiple times and fortunately for him, this year is one of them.

He says he has a couple of tattoos on his back, but he got the Seattle tattoo after he signed (with the Orioles) in 2011. Davies worked with the artist who sketched the design from a photo.

What does Davies enjoy most about Seattle that members of the Brewers Road Crew should check out this weekend?

“Downtown is awesome. You’ve got the Space Needle, you’ve got the marketplace (Pike Place Market), right by the water.  Right next to the Space Needle there is a music museum that I’ve always enjoyed going to,” Davies said.

“I also just enjoy taking in the landscape that I don’t get in Arizona,” he added, as the 23-year-old still lives in Arizona in the offseason. “My favorite restaurant is a seafood place right on the water, kind of across to get the city skyline view– Salty’s on Alki Beach.”

Known for his ’90s/grunge-type entrance music, like Nirvana and Bush, Davies admits that the city inspires his choices.

“It does,” he said. “The grunge genre has always been my favorite.”

Davies will face the Cubs today in the series finale at Wrigley, so unfortunately he will just miss pitching in his hometown; however, needless to say, Davies is excited to be going back where he came from this weekend.

-Cait

@CMoyer

“NATIONAL BRATWURST DAY” EVENT BENEFITS FEEDING AMERICA

Bratwursts have a deep history in Wisconsin, particularly at Miller Park, and today, fans were able to celebrate National Bratwurst Day while supporting Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Miller Park,  Klement’s Sausage Company provided guests with a bratwurst, bag of chips and beverage in exchange for any monetary donation to Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin.  Lunch was provided to the first 2,000 people to arrive.

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In addition, the first 100 guests in line received two tickets to the Brewers vs. Cardinals game on Monday, August 29, and a coupon for a free package of Klement’s sausage.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the leading hunger relief organization in the state with locations in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 550 members, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide 25 million meals annually to nearly 400,000 people across 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.

 

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