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Brewers On Tap is Now Live

The Milwaukee Brewers are proud to announce the official launch of “Brewers On Tap,” an all-encompassing multimedia site where fans can access videos and team programming, including “Brewers On Tap TV” and the “Brewers On Tap Podcast.”

The site is available at Brewers.com/OnTap.

“Brewers On Tap” features extensive, exclusive video content hosted by reporters Lane Grindle and Giavonna Heath. Numerous video features are added each week – this month, content includes an exclusive  feature on top Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia, a recap of the “Play Ball” campaign, and much more.

“Through ‘Brewers On Tap,’ fans gain behind-the-scenes access to their favorite players, community events, minor league prospects and much more,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “This is content that can’t be found anywhere else. With Lane and Gia posting new content multiple times each week, we have the resources to cover all of the latest Brewers developments and make the news accessible to fans almost instantaneously.”

“Brewers On Tap TV” is also creating recurring programs, the first being “The David Stearns Show.” A new episode will be produced once each calendar month and features the Brewers General Manager discussing everything related to the Brewers, from the current team’s play to up-and-coming prospects. The show is hosted by Grindle, who also leads the weekly “Brewers On Tap Podcast.” The first show episode was recently added to the site.

Fans can also engage with the team on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @Brewers as well as at facebook.com/brewers.

 

SPRING MADNESS (414) TO INVADE MILLER PARK

Brewers baseball is in full swing and to help celebrate the late arrival of the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. This annual event has been extended to four days so fans can soak up the savings over the holiday weekend. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.

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The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park on Friday, May 27 and continue through Monday, May 30, when the team takes on the division rivals Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.  For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.

On top of all the great savings, May 29 is a Kids Eat Free Sunday compliments of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny and Heinz. In addition, all kids 14 and under will receive a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead giveaway, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Spring Madness (414) excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Students from Horning Middle School Win “Strike Out Bullying” Contest

After hundreds of videos were submitted, Angel Engel, Carolyn Kiefer, Sam Flaig, Matthew Alvarado and Becky Pyritz of Horning Middle School in Waukesha have won the Brewers “Strike Out Bullying” contest. Students from all across the greater Milwaukee area were asked to create a commercial with a positive message to “Strike Out Bullying.” The five students from Horning Middle School video was selected and their school will receive a grand prize which includes a visit from Brewers players as well as tickets and transportation to the Thursday, May 19 game against the Chicago Cubs.

Students from all public and private schools in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties were encouraged to create a video that demonstrated a positive message that will help end bullying.

Nicole Kaminski, the winning group’s teacher, submitted the video for the students via the form at brewers.com. The video was selected by a panel of judges assembled by the Brewers. It was assessed based on a concise and positive message that incorporated creativity and originality.

“The students from Ms. Kaminski’s class put together a compelling and unique video that demonstrated the terrible impact that bullying can have,” said Brewers Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw. “We were impressed with the volume and quality of the submissions for this initiative. There clearly are some great efforts led by students and administrators to address this very serious issue.”

Thanks to this unique video several Brewers players, staff members and personnel will travel to Horning Middle School in Waukesha for a visit and an anti-bullying program.

To top it off, the team will provide tickets and transportation for 224 eighth grade students to the next day’s contest against the Chicago Cubs.

One student from the winning group will have the unique opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the Thursday’s game.

5/18/16 Update: Brewers reliever Michael Blazek and Brewers alum Larry Hisle were on hand for today’s event at Horning Middle School. Here are some photos from the assembly:

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Melisa Palacios Named Brewers Honorary Bat Girl

Major League Baseball recently announced the winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. Winners were selected to represent each of the 30 MLB Clubs and many were recognized on-field at Major League ballparks on Mother’s Day.

Since the Brewers were on the road in Cincinnati last Sunday, we were pleased to recognize our Honorary Bat Girl–Melisa Palacios— in a pregame ceremony this morning, prior to the start of the Brewers vs. Padres game.

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Fans from across the United States and in Canada shared inspirational stories of hope and motivation in their experiences in the fight against breast cancer, as well as the reasons they, or their nominees, should represent their favorite team.

Here was the nomination for Palacios:

“We would like to recognize her outstanding efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer and giving comfort, knowledge and joy to those affected with this disease. Breast cancer first hit home for Melisa’s family when one of her husband’s relatives was diagnosed. Little did they know how personal breast cancer would be in their life. Since the 1st diagnosis in the family Melisa and her husband have been creating breast cancer awareness clothing to sell. They donate the profits to the All Saints Cancer Center in Racine. It has been a very successful venture giving thousands of dollars to a worthy cause. In 2013 Melisa’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2014 Melisa was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through surgery and chemo treatment Melisa stayed strong and came back stronger. She continued to be there for her family and help support others. She was the first responder to help others through this long, hard journey with advice, dinners or a shoulder to cry on. Melisa is a fighter for herself, our co‐workers and anyone else afflicted with breast cancer. Melisa uses her experience and knowledge to help others. She has recently started a support group, Pink Ladies Palace, where breast cancer fighters and survivors communicate and share their stories and experiences. She has joined the dragon boat team, Pink Paddling Power. Melisa didn’t just survive her battle she became a warrior for the fight. We believe her selfless acts of kindness and work should be recognized. It is staggering how the efforts of one person can truly make the difference for so many people. Melisa is committed to a lifetime to fight the battle of breast cancer. Melisa does all of this with a smile on her face and an appreciation for life. Melisa is one of those people that just don’t go through life blindly they make a difference in many lives along the way.”

The winners were selected by a panel of judges, including special guest judges, who chose the winning submissions based on the following criteria: originality, quality of writing, demonstration of commitment to breast cancer awareness and public appeal (as determined by online fan votes).  Health & wellness expert and star of Just Jillian on E! Network, Jillian Michaels, as well as Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants, Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers, Zach Duke of the Chicago White Sox; Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves; Kevin Gausman of the Baltimore Orioles, Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets, Jeremy Jeffress of the Milwaukee Brewers,Scott Kazmir of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners, Jered Weaverof the Los Angeles Angels, Sam Ryan & Chris Rose of MLB Network and Lindsay Berra & Alyson Footer of MLB.com served as guest judges for the contest. Michaels is an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

On Mother’s Day, players and on-field personnel also wore the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Players wore specially-designed uniforms that incorporate pink into the Clubs’ regular logos. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards were also pink. Games featured a pink-stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB, as the official game ball. Many MLB players also used pink bats, and pink Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, were stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many authenticated, game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats and other pink items from Mother’s Day games are being auctioned exclusively on MLB.com/auction to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

The Honorary Bat Girl program was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative celebrated on Mother’s Day. In eight years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and more than 3 million fan votes have been cast. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer is a Major League Baseball initiative supported by MLB charitable partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen. This initiative raises awareness about the breast cancer cause, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.

 

Andy Grammer’s In The House for Tonight’s Postgame Concert

Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, we’re pleased to bring back postgame concerts this season!

Tonight, we welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres.

From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Fine By Me’, certified Platinum and Gold respectively. Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the Number 1 smash-hit, ‘Honey, I’m Good’. One of the best-selling songs of 2015, ‘Honey I’m Good’ achieved triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, ‘Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)’, the second single off his deluxe edition Magazines or Novels.

Grammer arrived early and had the chance to go on the field during batting practice:

He also threw out a ceremonial first pitch:

Andy Grammer gets ready for his ceremonial first pitch.

Andy Grammer gets ready for his ceremonial first pitch.

Grammer also took part in a few special meet and greets during tonight’s game before performing a full-length concert following tonight’s game against the Padres.

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For those of your scoring at home, Grammer’s ‘Good to be Alive’ is also the Brewers “Win” song this year, so let’s hope we get to hear it twice tonight!

I’ll be sure to update this post with photos from the Meet & Greets, as well as the concert itself, so stay tuned.

5/15/16 Update: Due to the game going into extra innings, the concert didn’t start until after 11pm, but that didn’t stop Grammer from rocking out until after 12:30pm. Here are just a few photos from his show, taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:

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Thanks to Andy and to all of the fans who came out for the game and concert! See you back at Miller Park in just a few hours!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

PLAY BALL! BREWERS ANNOUNCE DONATION OF OVER 20,000 BAT & BALL SETS AND BOOKS TO LOCAL CHILDREN

The Milwaukee Brewers announced the donation of over 20,000 plastic bat & ball sets to every student, grades K-5 through the 2nd Grade, in the Milwaukee Public School system. The announcement was made earlier today at a press conference at the Brown Street Academy by Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. Members of the team’s front office including Manager of Youth Outreach Larry Hisle, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools Dr. Darienne Driver, Brown Street Academy staff, local officials, Chevrolet (sponsor) representatives as well as players Chris Capuano, Chris Carter and Alex Presley were on hand for the announcement and ensuing mini-clinics.

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Each child will receive a brand new “Play Ball” bat and ball set, delivered to each Milwaukee Public Elementary School, courtesy of the Brewers and Chevrolet. In addition, the team announced that 125 schools all over the city will receive a set of baseball-related books. The effort is part of “Play Ball Weekend,” a Major League Baseball initiative, which is taking place today through Sunday.

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball launched “Play Ball” as the sport’s largest effort to encourage widespread participation in both formal and informal baseball activities.  The goal of the program is to give kids the opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun environment by highlighting the many ways baseball can be played and introduce kids to the sport who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it. Additionally, the program offers a healthy and active lifestyle option where many of those opportunities are offered less frequently.

“The goal of this program is to get kids engaged with the game by giving them the tools to play and the resources to learn about the sport,” said Schlesinger. “It doesn’t take nine kids to play the game, and it doesn’t require expensive or elaborate equipment. Major League Baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers are committed to connecting with area children through the ‘Play Ball’ program, and we look forward to what we know will be a fun and successful long-term initiative.”

Following the press conference, the players engaged with the children and put on a mini-clinic. The players demonstrated basic skills and taught useful lessons about the game.

In addition to today’s press conference, the team will continue to celebrate “Play Ball Weekend” with an on-field ceremony prior to tomorrow’s contest against the San Diego Padres. Nine players from the local Milwaukee RBI program will join Brewers players as they go to their respective positions on the field. The players will then present the kids with one of their very own Brewers caps.

5/14/16 Update: Play Ball Weekend continued today at Miller Park as Brewers players sported Play Ball t-shirts during batting practice, the Play Ball logo was painted in the grass, there’s a special patch on the jersey and the special pregame ceremony took place. Here are some more photos from this evening:

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For more information about Play Ball Weekend, the RBI Program or the Brewers involvement in the community, please visit Brewers.com.

JOIN MATT GARZA AT THE BREWERS BOWL-A-THON

The Milwaukee Brewers invite fans to join Matt Garza and his teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, August 14. Participants will enjoy a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with their favorite Brewers players, all while helping raise money for Meta House, a nationally recognized, gender-responsive substance abuse treatment program dedicated to helping women through the progression of recovery.

Last year’s event was fun-filled and tickets went fast, so you’ll want to be sure to secure your spot now.

There are several packages from which to choose for interested participants, from the simple “Dug-Out Ticket,” which includes admission to the event and complimentary appetizers and beverages, to the “Grand Slam Sponsor Package.” The Grand Slam package includes a bowling lane for up to five guests, shoe rental, sponsorship opportunities, T-shirts, a VIP reception and much more. It also includes five field level tickets to a future Brewers home game and an opportunity to watch the Brewers take batting practice on the field. To top it all off, Matt Garza will take a picture with the group at their lane.

Other great packages such as the “Brew Crew” and “The Batter” include unique prizes and features, all while helping raise money for a worthy cause.

Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since their doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women. In 1988, Meta House became one of the first substance abuse treatment centers to include children in the residential setting. Meta House ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

For more information on the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, visit Brewers.com/bowling or call (414) 902-4532.

Brewers Team Store Searching for Most Passionate Brewers Family with New Contest

This year, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is searching for the most passionate Brewers family with their brand new “Brought Up a Brewer” contest.

From now through June 5, you have the chance to submit a family photo of your whole Crew wearing their favorite Brewers gear, along with a 100-words-or-less essay on how your family has been the most passionate Brewers fans throughout the generations.

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So. Is 99.9 percent of your wardrobe navy blue and harvest gold? Has your family dressed up as the Famous Racing Sausages the last five years for Halloween? Have you named your pets (or children) after your favorite Brewers? Needless to say, if your family has any unique traditions, memories, or quirks, we want to hear about them.

Fans should bring their photos and essays to any of the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park by June 5. Plus, as an added incentive, the first 100 entrants will receive a $5 off coupon for their next team store purchase.

Five finalists will be announced on June 7, while the Grand Prize winner will be selected by a panel of Brewers judges and later presented during an on-field pregame ceremony before the June 12 game between the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets.

Each of the four runners up will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store while the Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree, six tickets to the June 12th game, an autographed baseball, as well as a special goodie bag.

No purchase neccessary to enter. See store for complete details.

“Brewed For Her” Event Set for July 30

On Saturday, July 30, the Milwaukee Brewers will once again host “Brewed for Her” in the Gehl Club at Miller Park when the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:10 p.m. CT. This year, the “Brewed for Her” event falls on 90s night at Miller Park and the theme will be carried over into the event.

“Brewed for Her” features style tips from fashion experts and top brand merchandise vendors, along with interactive fashion stations. A large variety of product offerings, interactive stations for nails and hair, a fashion show, a parlor for temporary tattoos and vendor booths will be featured. Vendors, fashion experts and beauticians will be on hand to offer advice, give demonstrations and offer product information.

Booths will be set up before gates open, starting at 3:00 p.m., to give attendees a chance to learn more about specialty Brewers products and gather information. Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” will make an appearance at the fashion show and will be available for photos for a short time immediately following.

Each ticket for “Brewed for Her” includes the following:

  • Early entry into Miller Park (doors to the event open at 3:00 p.m. and first pitch is set for 6:10 p.m.)
  • A game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes a high-end buffet menu and two complimentary beverages
  • 20% off a special selection of women’s Brewers apparel and accessories
  • Access to vendor booths and product displays at the Brewers Team Store on the Club Level
  • Style tips from fashion experts and top brand merchandise vendors
  • Access to interactive stations including previews to 2017 spring fashion lines, focus groups, a parlor for temporary tattoos, a nail and hair station, New Era cap design and a chance to win prizes
  • A special Brewers gift bag

Interested participants are encouraged to act quickly as space is limited to the first 200 attendees. Tickets are currently on sale for $99 per person and can be purchased at Brewers.com/brewedforher or by phone at (414) 902-GAME (4263).

Submit Photos of Your Hall of Fame Mom & Win Tickets in a Suite!

Did she buy you your first baseball hat? Sit through all your Little League games? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hot dog? If your Mom taught you the importance of good sportsmanship win or lose AND she’s the reason you cheer for the Brewers, she’s a Hall of Famer in our books. And we want to help you celebrate her!

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Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day and we’re looking for you to post photos  that depict how a mother figure in your life is a Hall of Famer. Post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter using #BrewersHOFMom beginning today (Sunday, May 1)through Sunday, May 8.

We’ll judge all eligible entries to select our six winners based creativity/originality, photo quality and relevance to the contest theme.

Each winner will receive two tickets in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Suite for winner and a guest (hopefully mom, if you can bring her!) to the Brewers vs. Dodgers game on Wednesday, June 29.

Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Reds telecast on Mother’s Day.

Caitlin and Mom

-Cait

@CMoyer

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