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Fans attending Opening Day at Miller Park on Monday now have the unique chance to be featured in an upcoming Instragram-built video project called #MyBrewersOpener.
We’re looking to create a commemorative “InstragraMovie” built solely from hundreds of Instagram photos — YOUR photos depicting YOUR experiences attending Opening Day at Miller Park.
Capture it all — from the time your day starts until the final out. All you need to do is include #MyBrewersOpener in your Instagram pictures on game day and — even better — one lucky Instaphotographer could win four tickets to the Brewers game at Miller Park against the Cubs on April 27, 2014!
These videos are pretty cool, check out this one from last year’s World Series:
So make sure to document your whole day on Instagram, include the hashtag and celebrate the Brewers!
Please note: the official hashtag for Opening Day is simply #BrewersOpener, so use that elsewhere on social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) to following the conversation. By adding in the “MY” on Instagram, that’s the best way we can find the photos you’ve meant to share with us/enter in the promotion.
We’ve Heard the Barking: Here’s Your BobbleHank; Financial Donations by Brewers and Players, Adopt-a-Pet and Pet Supply Collection Drive to Benefit Rescue Organizations Also Tied Into Wisconsin Humane Society Day
In response to overwhelming popular demand, we announced today that we are adding a 15th all-fan giveaway to the schedule in 2014: a BobbleHank.
In case you missed it, we teased this announcement earlier this week:
Hank, the “Ballpark Pup,” will be featured as a ninth Bobblehead to be given away to all-fans as part of a Wisconsin Humane Society Day on Saturday, September 13 at Miller Park. The Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds that evening at 6:10 pm.
Tickets to the game are available now through Brewers.com, at the Miller Park Box Office, and by calling 414-902-4000.
A portion of the proceeds from tickets sales for that game will be donated by the Brewers to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Hank Fund,” a pool that benefits stray animals in their care transferred from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, as well as stray animals at the WHS Ozaukee and Racine Campuses. Brewers players have stepped forward and also will contribute to the fund.
“We had Hank down here with us for almost a month, and he became one of the most popular guys in the clubhouse,” said Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler, who actively supports the Wisconsin Humane Society through financial contributions and participation in other initiatives. “We wanted to do something special to benefit other animals who are stray, homeless or have other needs, and there’s no better cause than helping build this fund.”
The team, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Humane Society, will sponsor numerous initiatives that evening, including an Adopt-a-Pet event on the Miller Park concourse where fans can meet four-legged friends available for adoption. In addition, all weekend long fans are encouraged by Brewers Community Foundation to bring new pet supplies that will be distributed to area rescue organizations as part of the “Drive for Charity.” Items that will be collected include canned or dry puppy, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; stainless steel food and water bowls. Those donating will receive a special commemorative pin with Hank’s likeness to mark the occasion.
“Hank has crossed every demographic and is so much more than just a sports or pop-culture phenomenon,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We’re seeing that his story can brighten everyone’s day, but it also greatly benefits these worthy organizations that do so much good in our community.”
Hank first appeared at camp on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers. The Brewers have worked closely with the Arizona and Wisconsin Humane Societies since that first day, and their staff provided counsel on how best to care for Hank’s basic needs as he adjusted to his new surroundings. Hank’s circle of caregivers in Phoenix worked tirelessly to ensure that he had the best care possible until his “forever home” was determined.
“Our heartfelt gratitude to the Milwaukee Brewers and our local community cannot be overstated,” said Anne Reed, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Humane Society. “Hank has inspired us all with his storybook tale, and we so appreciate this generous donation, as well as the opportunity to showcase homeless dogs on Adopt-a-Pet Day.”
Hank made frequent appearances at Spring Training games in a concourse booth, where fans lined up for an opportunity to have their photo taken with Hank in exchange for a voluntary donation to the Humane Society. Through these and other opportunities, Hank has already helped raise thousands of dollars to support the cause.
Hank arrived in Milwaukee on March 16 on a Southwest Airlines charter flight and made his Miller Park debut last week as merchandise bearing his image was released at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic. Twenty-percent of sales of Hank merchandise will be donated back to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Hank Fund.”
For a complete list of the 2014 Brewers All-Fan Giveaways, click here.
-John and Cait
Making the team is one thing. Signing a contract is another.
Today, we presented Hank with an official contract, which he carefully reviewed. We hoped he wouldn’t drag his tail because we think we got the pick of the litter.
But not to worry, after careful consideration, he “paw”-tographed it, giving it his stamp of approval.
All of the votes have been tallied for the Brewers “Create a Commercial” contest and, in a close race, Jesse Jirik from Milwaukee has been declared the winner. His commercial submission titled, “Yes,” received the most votes among three other finalists in a fan vote which took place at Brewers.com/commercial from March 10-23.
Jirik will get the chance to direct and/or star in a professional commercial that will air at Miller Park, on FOX Sports Wisconsin during a Brewers broadcast, and online. He will also receive a Brewers prize package including game tickets and a Brewers director’s chair.
In Jirik’s winning commercial, a man takes his advice and cues from a beloved Brewers Bobblehead (who always seems to agree with his decisions) – much to the chagrin of his wife. View Jesse’s original submission here.
The commercial will be produced at the beginning of the season by the Madison-based production company, Provideo. A debut air date is to be determined based on production schedules.
Stay tuned to the blog for updates!
Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas and congratulations, Jesse, we can’t wait to work with you!
You’re all probably wondering: “How did Hank spend National Puppy Day?”
Well, this afternoon, the Ballpark Pup made a trip to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) to get his official Milwaukee County dog license. We’re proud to report he is now an official resident!
He has a shiny green tag and the papers – complete with a paw-print signature – to prove it. Hank continues to do very well at his forever home, and loves running around the Brewers offices.
Meanwhile in Phoenix, word seems to be getting out that Maryvale Baseball Park is the place to be for strays needing attention. “Arrow,” so named for the arrow-shaped mark on his back, wandered onto the Brewers Minor League fields this morning and is now being bathed and fed by Brewers staff. Arrow appears to be something of a Chihuahua and Beagle mix.
Wheels are in motion to find his family and failing that, we’ll help get him to a good home.
Major League Baseball, PEOPLE magazine and Target are looking for outstanding teachers!
Building off of previous years success for “All-Stars Among Us” and “Tribute for Heroes”, Major League Baseball will be partnering with PEOPLE magazine and Target in 2014 to honor our nation’s teachers.
The joint initiative entitled “Target presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers” will celebrate baseball’s commitment to education and generate excitement for the All-Star Game on FOX. The program will culminate in a celebration of thirty teachers, one to represent each Club, at Target Field with a pre-game moment during the 2014 Midsummer Classic on FOX.
Now through May 6, fans have the opportunity to nominate a teacher to represent their favorite Club on AllStarTeachers.com. MLB, PEOPLE and Target will pare each group of nominees down to three teachers per Club with fans voting online for their favorites June 5-29. Following the fan vote, 30 teachers, one representing each Club, will be selected to attend the 2014 All-Star Game. All 30 teachers will be integrated into the All-Star Week festivities and honored with a moment during the pre-game ceremony at the All-Star Game.
Earlier this month, we informed you that the TGI Fridays at Miller Park was undergoing renovations as part of a new contemporary design being implemented at Fridays restaurants throughout the country.
Now, we’ve got photos of the finished project here for you!
The newly-redesigned Fridays has a fun, energetic vibe with a dramatically redesigned bar as the focal point of the restaurant, complemented with favorite Fridays menu items.
The project included interior modifications and upgrades, new brick wall surfaces, updated finishes and décor and lighting improvements. The modernized bar features a new granite surface with stainless steel rails, LED accent lighting, custom wood paneling at the bar back (accented by multi-color LED lighting), columns wrapped with subway tile and new seating. The project also included exterior façade enhancements at the entrances located on the field level concourse.
The new redesign is tailored to the Milwaukee community and location, and is part of a larger re-imaging campaign that Fridays will roll out over the next three years.
Other Miller Park improvement projects underway for 2014 include a redeveloped Toyota Territory, Brewers Team Store by Majestic expansion, a new Authentics Kiosk, the addition of an AJ Bombers facility, the new Brewers Wall of Honor, a Bob Uecker “Last Row” statue, refurbishment of the East Lot Tailgate Pavilions and new flat-panel televisions on the concourses.
One cannot talk about Wisconsin traditions without including the great outdoors, and that starts with activities such as hunting, fishing and Brewers baseball. In celebrating these great traditions, the Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have partnered once again to create a ticket deal exclusive to Wisconsin’s 1.5 million Hunting or Fishing license holders.
You’ll enjoy special savings on Brewers tickets–$26 for Field Outfield and $17 for Terrace Box—and each ticket purchased includes a blaze orange Brewers cap.
The offer is available for the following games:’
Friday, April 25 Brewers vs. Cubs @ 7:10p
Monday, May 26 Brewers vs. Orioles @ 1:10p
Tuesday, June 24 Brewers vs. Nationals @7:10p
Thursday, July 24 Brewers vs. Mets @7:10p
Saturday, August 23 Brewers vs. Pirates @6:10[p
Friday, September 12 Brewers vs. Reds @7:10p
Sunday, September 28 Brewers vs. Cubs @ 1:10p
To take advantage of this offer, visit brewers.com/DNR and have your DNR Hunting or Fishing License Transaction Number ready. (Note: If you do not have your transaction number, please contact the DNR at (888) 936-7463.) Those who do not have a Wisconsin DNR Hunting or Fishing License can purchase one for as low as $5 through the Wisconsin DNR or select retail locations.
Help us decide what design to put on the side of the 2014 Brewers bases!
Vote on Twitter by tweeting @Brewers using the designated hashtag for your selection below, comment on our Base Jewel Design post on Facebook, or click here.
Voting end at 2pm CT on Thursday, March 20!
Hank is officially a resident of Wisconsin.
It was quite a scene at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport this evening as dignitaries, media and friends were all on hand to welcome Hank to his new home. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Anne Reed, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Humane Society were on hand to give an official welcome.
The Southwest Airlines charter plane from Phoenix that carried Hank was full of Brewers sponsors and employees landed around 6:25 p.m. The media lined up for the first shot of Hank and those on hand clapped and cheered as Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger walked Hank up the jetway to the gate. Hank and the dignitaries did a number of interviews for the media before heading home.
As Hank and the group proceeded from the gate to the main concourse at the airport, everyone was greeted with another surprise. Several hundred people were gathered behind the security checkpoints to greet Hank. Fans of all types had their cameras ready and cheered as Hank came up and greeted the public. The city has really caught on to Hank and that was clear by the crowd on hand at the airport tonight.
The public will get a chance to meet Hank at Miller Park on Tuesday when the official Hank shirts and other items go on sale at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic. The gear will go on sale at Miller Park at 7 a.m. and fans will be permitted to line up beginning at 6 a.m. that day. There will be a limit of four t-shirts per person (no limits on other items). Hank will make his first Wisconsin public appearance at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic from about 7 – 8 a.m. on Tuesday for fans who purchased the shirts to get a photo with the “ballpark pup.”