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Today, we are celebrating Roberto Clemente Day at Miller Park. This year marks the fifteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo appears on the bases and official dugout lineup cards.
Beginning today, fans can also vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award on social media by posting voting hashtags to Twitter and Facebook.
Yesterday, we announced that Ryan Braun has been named the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Fans can vote for Braun by using #VOTEBraun.
To enhance Roberto Clemente Day and celebrate Clemente’s enduring legacy in 2016, Major League Baseball worked with the 30 Clubs to establish SEAT 21. SEAT 21 is a esignated seat in each ballpark on Roberto Clemente Day dedicated to a well-known or local hero originally from the community who will be recognized in addition to the Club Clemente Award nominee. Recognizing individuals who embody the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente is a natural extension of the current honor bestowed upon players each year and gives MLB and the Clubs the opportunity to further extend the message of service and commitment.
The Brewers SEAT 21 nominee is Griselda Aldrete, President & CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Aldrete took part in an on-field recognition with Braun and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to tonight’s game against the Cubs.
The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award,” but was renamed to the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each September since 2002, Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day.
Earlier this season, fans may recall that I visited the Roberto Clemente Museum with a group from the Brewers that included Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado, outfielder Ramon Flores, infielder Yadiel Rivera, Brewers Bullpen Coach Lee Tunnell and Third Base Coach Ed Sedar, along with a few other staff members.
The tour was arranged by Maldonado, who has visited many times before and knows the Executive Director and Curator, Duane Rieder, personally.
After receiving numerous creative submissions, the Brewers announced nine-year-old Brett Weckwerth of Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the winner of the “Call to the Pen” contest. Weckwerth’s original drawing of a sliding Bernie Brewer will be featured on the cover of the Brewers “Brewers GameDay,” the official game program of the team. The cover will appear during the September 20-22 series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Weckwerth, a fourth grader at Heritage Elementary in De Pere, is an avid baseball fan. He plays catcher for De Pere baseball and was inspired to enter the contest by his love of the Brewers. He lives in Green Bay with his mom, Tiffany, dad, Matt, and two brothers, Luke and Jake.
As the winner, Weckwerth has won 500 copies of the program with his design on the cover, a meet and greet with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Racing Sausages, tickets to an upcoming game and a gift certificate to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.
A month ago, the Brewers asked young fans to create hand-drawn designs to be featured on the cover of “Brewers GameDay” during the second to last home series of the 2016 season. All submitted designs were reviewed by an internal Brewers committee that selected the winner based on overall appearance, originality/creativity, style and quality of the submission.
An image of Weckwerth’s winning drawing is attached. All other submissions may be viewed in the gallery at Brewers.com/calltothepen.
Today, the Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), are hosting the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park. The event features numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.
For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, are sporting gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players have been encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.
Prior to the game, members of G9 started things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation presented 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 Executive 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.”
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.
“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.
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.
This month’s special is the “Bullpen Sliders.” Fans will get two sliders on Brioche rolls, topped with Nueske’s bacon, roasted jalapeno ketchup, American cheese, lettuce and tomato, plus a side of tots for $9.
Jacob Barnes and Jhan Mariñez are two relievers who already have great sliders….
Now they get to enjoy the AJ Bombers special named for them.
Finally, here’s a look at our special concrete custard concoctions by series for the final month of the season, exclusively at Miller Park:
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229 for $10 each.
The item for the Brewers vs. Cubs Series (September 5-7) is the Chicago-Style Hot Dog ($8):
Klement’s Hot Dog, Sport Peppers, Green Relish, Pickle Spear, Tomato, Onion
The item for the Brewers vs. Pirates Series (September 20-22) is the Pittsburgh Brat ($12):
Klement’s Bratwurst, Stadium Sauce, Coleslaw, Shoe String Potatoes
The item for the Brewers vs. Reds Series (September 23-25) is the Cincinnati Chili Nachos ($9.25):
Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Chilli, Sour Cream
Milwaukee Brewers fans consistently show why they are the best in baseball with their incredible support of the team at Miller Park. As a thank you to their loyal supporters, the Brewers will host Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park during the last weekend of the home season, September 23-25.
During the three contests against the Cincinnati Reds, the Brewers will host a number of promotions, giveaways giveaways and opportunities to win unique prizes.
The official Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 24. All fans in attendance for that game will receive a 2016 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional items from team sponsors (prizes subject to change). One lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2016 Chevy Cruz.
At each game, all fans will receive a scratch-off card with opportunities to win prizes such as free 2017 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and a Club Level Suite to a 2017 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize with their card.
In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2017 Brewers magnetic schedule, compliments of Pick ‘n Save and Sargento.
The Sunday contest also coincides with the first-ever Give-Back Game, a major philanthropic endeavor to raise proceeds for great causes. Nearly all proceeds from ticket sales for the Brewers final home game of the year will be donated to charity. For more information about the Give Back Game, please visit brewers.com/giveback.
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.
The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that tickets for Brewers On Deck 2017 are now on sale. Set to take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, Brewers On Deck is the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training.
Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children 14 and under. Tickets on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under. A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.
Fans who purchase a ticket before December 1 will receive a voucher for a ticket to a select 2017 April game.
Tickets may be purchased beginning September 1 at the Miller Park ticket office, by calling the Brewers ticket office at 414-902-4000, or online at brewers.com/ondeck.
Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family. Autographs and photos from Brewers players, coaches and alumni, interactive games in the Kids Area and Fan Cave, Q&A sessions and game shows with Brewers players, coaches and broadcasters, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt and live auction, as well as many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.
The price structure for autographs, along with the schedule of players, their session times, and distribution information will be posted in early January 2017. Cash will be the only form of payment accepted at the pay stations in the autograph areas. For more information regarding the lottery process, visit brewers.com/ondeck. Additional details regarding the autograph schedules will be available at a later date.
At a press conference held at Miller Park moments ago, the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for the “Give-Back Game,” an event that is a major philanthropic endeavor to raise proceeds for great causes. With the Give-Back Game, nearly all proceeds from ticket sales from the Brewers final home game on Sunday, September 25 against the Cincinnati Reds will be donated to charity.
Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger along with members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, The MACC Fund and the Wisconsin Humane Society were on hand to announce the details.
“Dating back to his first year of ownership of the Brewers, Mark Attanasio has always done something special for the final home game each year, an initiative to show his appreciation to our fans and the community,” Schlesinger said. “We wanted to do something at another level this year, and out of that came the idea of the Give-Back Game. It’s not just a gift to the fans, it’s an opportunity to raise significant funding for these four great partners.”
Here’s how it works…
Starting immediately, fans can purchase tickets in person at the Miller Park box office, via phone (414-902-4000) or online by going to brewers.com/giveback. At the time of purchase, fans will be asked to choose between one of four charities for their donation to benefit:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
- Make-A-Wish Wisconsin
- The MACC Fund
- Wisconsin Humane Society.
Fans will be able to choose a ticket for $10, and can elect to contribute more in increments of $5 up to $50. (For donations of greater than $50, fans may call 414-902-4000.)
Tickets will be made available by level and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning with Field Level, then on to Loge Level, Club Level and finally the Terrace Level. Fans can get the best seats in the house for a great price, all while helping local causes.
A portion of every presold ticket will also be donated to a general fund that will be split between the four participating charities. Season Seat Holders may contact their representative to specify which charity they would like their donation to go to.
After all of the fan donations have been made, the Brewers will contribute an additional $50,000 to the charity that generates the most donations. Regardless of the results, each charity will automatically receive a donation of $20,000 from the Brewers. Every ticket sold after today will result in those additional proceeds being added on top of that $20,000.
To help the cause, several Milwaukee Brewers players have teamed up with the four charities to help promote the game. Each player will use their social media platforms tweeting with the hashtag #GiveBackGame to promote not just the entire initiative, but also their specific charity’s involvement. Keon Broxton/Boys & Girls Clubs, Corey Knebel/Make-A-Wish, Tyler Thornburg/MACC Fund and Scooter Gennett/Wisconsin Humane Society.
In addition, media partners in the community have stepped up to help promote the effort, with each cause backed by a different media group. “Teammates” include The MACC Fund/620 WTMJ, 94-5 KTI Country and TODAY’S TMJ4; Make-A-Wish Wisconsin/FM106.1, V100.7, 97.3 NOW, 95.7 Big FM, News/Talk 1130 WISN and Big 920 Sports; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee/FOX Sports Wisconsin; and Wisconsin Humane Society/WKLH, WHQG, WJMR and WNRG.
On Saturday night, country music star Kip Moore was in the house for a postgame concert following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
Kip dropped by the Fox Sports Wisconsin booth where he chatted with Matt Lepay and Bill Schroeder about a number of topics, including, of course, baseball.
Kip, who grew up rooting for the Braves, said he’s always loved baseball and it runs in his family–his grandfather played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals alongside the likes of Stan Musial.
Following his time on TV, Kip attended a meet and greet with fans in the 2011 Brewers Suite before returning to his green room to finish watching the game and prepare for his set.
After the game, fans who had purchased on-field passes streamed on to the base path between first and third to take in the show from a very cool vantage point. Approximately 30 minutes later, Kip took the stage, where he put on an amazing show. He even ran from his stage behind second base all the way to the Visitors’ dugout, where he hopped on top for some hugs and dancing with fans in the stands during his Double Platinum breakout hit, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
Here are some photos from the show:
Thanks to Kip for coming out to Miller Park and putting on such a great show!
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.
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.
Brewers players (well, okay, Scooter Gennett) were getting into the spirit by “horsing” around before BP:
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.