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Brewers Support Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program

As part of the Brewers ongoing efforts in the Milwaukee community, the team is proud to help support The Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program. This afternoon, Brewers players, staff and Brewers Wives were on hand to help prepare meals at Red Arrow Park for underprivileged kids within the Milwaukee area.

The Brewers contingent at the Salvation Army Feed the Kids event.

The Brewers contingent at the Salvation Army Feed the Kids event.

Together with representatives from Mayor Tom Barrett’s office and other community leaders, several Brewers players Jean Segura, Wily Peralta and first base coach Mike Guerrero, along with Brewers Wives, joined The Salvation Army leadership & advisory board in preparing nearly 1,800 lunches.

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Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program is a summer youth program designed to help meet the needs of area children. The Salvation Army along with the Brewers will prepare lunches that will be delivered to neighborhoods, parks and street corners in Milwaukee’s underserved areas. The objective of the program is to serve hungry children a nutritious meal during the summer months.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Matt Garza: Throwing Strikes on the Mound & Lanes to Support Sojourner Family Peace Center

On Sunday, July 19, you can join Matt Garza and his fellow teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a fun event designed to help raise money for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a safe haven for abused women and children.

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I recently sat down with Matt to discuss the upcoming event and find out why this cause is so important to him.

“I’ve been raised to respect women. They shouldn’t be caused harm. They’re the mother of your children. They represent the future. And children….there should never be any anger, any aggression towards a child because it’s never their fault,” Matt said.

This year, WaterStone Bank and Brewers Community Foundation have teamed up to benefit Sojourner through the “K’s For A Cause” program. WaterStone Bank and BCF each make a donation to the Center for every strikeout recorded by a Brewers pitcher at Miller Park during the season (295 at home so far this season–37 of which have come from Garza).

As of this writing, the team has 295 K’s at home so far this season, 37 of which have come from Garza.

As of this writing, the team has 295 K’s at home so far this season, 37 of which have come from Garza.

“It’s an important cause and I’ve got to try even harder to strike more guys out,” Matt said.

Matt Garza

The goal of the Sojourner Family Peace Center is to ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers, by making positive and lasting changes.  The Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year.

Funds raised through the “K’s for a Cause” program as well as through the Bowl-a-Thon will be used to help with the creation of the new Family Peace Center facility in addition to supporting the organization in general. Fellow starter Kyle Lohse recently visited the construction site which is slated to open later this year. The new building will be located at 619 West Walnut Street in Milwaukee and this co-located center will offer coordinated services for those impacted by domestic violence. In addition to moving and expanding the current shelter, Sojourner Truth House, and the 24-hour hotline, Sojourner is joined with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, among others at the site.

Matt does not proclaim to be as adept at throwing strikes on the lanes as he is on the mound, but he says it will be a fun event to support this worthy cause.

“I think you have to bowl quite a bit to have an average… I’m just happy to hit the pins,” he laughed.

If he’s not the best bowler on the team, then who does he think might be?

“I say Lohse, just ’cause he’s had a lot of experience,” Matt said. And at first, I thought he meant Kyle was a big bowler… until he added, “He’s got a lot of years behind him,” a subtle dig at Kyle’s veteran status on the team.

As for the worst bowler on the team? “I think Luc because he doesn’t handle balls very well,” Matt joked again, jabbing at his catcher.

Well, regardless of bowling prowess, all attendees at this event are guaranteed to have a good time.

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 10 Field Level tickets to a future Brewers game and an opportunity to watch the Brewers take batting practice on the field.  To top it all off, Matt  will take a picture with you and your group at your lane.

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

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

 

O.A.R.’s Visit to Miller Park

Today, we were pleased to have rock band O.A.R. out at Miller Park.

In addition to performing our second post-game concert of the 2015 season, the band also took part in our pregame ceremonies, hosted a meet and greet with fans and enjoyed the Brewers vs. Nationals game.

Here are some photos from their day in Milwaukee.

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Although the Brewers lost 7-2 to the Nationals, the 36,000+ fans enjoyed an excellent show by O.A.R. following the game:

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Brewed for Her Event in Full Swing

Today, prior to and during the Brewers vs. Nationals game, we are hosting a special “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

The event began at noon today, 1.5 hours  before gates opened to the general public. This allowed attendees to time to shop the stores, visit vendor booths, and take part in additional activities before the game began. Over 30 vendors participated in this event and attendees received a special 20% savings on merchandise purchased during the event.

Brewed for Her Agenda

The event kicked off with a Fashion Show in the Gehl Club emceed by Rick Schlesinger and Sophia Minnaert from FOX Sport Wisconsin.

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Gone are the days of wearing men’s t-shirts to games and ill-fitting tank tops. The Brewers Team Store is chock-full of a variety of gear to suit any woman’s taste and almost any occasion such as attending a game, working out, or just being a weekend warrior. Plus, lots of other items for around the home and tailgating.

Here are a just a few photos of some of the offerings on display at Brewed for Her:

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Hank the Ballpark Pup was also on hand for a special meet and greet with the fans.

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In addition, attendees could enjoy a beer and wine tasting and beauticians were on hand during the event to offer advice and give demonstrations–the station to have your nails painted and/or hair styled with purchased Brewers accessories was very popular.

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Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Nationals game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which included Hors d’oeuvres, an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. 

Each attendee also left with a special reusable Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items; items varied in each bag, but here’s a sample:

Brewed for Her Gift Bag

Attendees also could stick around for the O.A.R. postgame concert–what a fun, full day!

Kudos to Jill Aronoff and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. This was the third year of the event and they really set the bar high for any events like this in the future!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

U.S. Presidential Scholar Recognized at Miller Park

Tonight, we were pleased to honor Alethia Tilford, a senior at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School.

Alethia was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s game for being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Only 141 students from around the country earned the award, which is considered the highest honor for graduating school seniors. Alethia is one of only two winners from Wisconsin and the only winner from the Milwaukee area.

Of the nation’s 3.3 million graduating seniors, roughly 4300 candidates qualified for the 2015 awards determined by outstanding performance on the college board SAT and ACT exams, and through nominations made by chief state school officers. Candidates were invited to complete an application that included essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports and transcripts.

This month, Alethia and the other honorees will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

Congratulations on this prestigious award!

“Specials by Series” to Debut Tonight at Miller Park

In the past, you may recall that DNC Sportservice has offered a popular dining options for fans by featuring a menu item inspired by the opposing team’s city.

Well, I’m pleased to tell you that rivalry-inspired fare is back beginning this month at Miller Park.

The “Specials by Series” items will be located near Section 223 and available for $10 each. The items for this homestand are as follows:

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke. Hot dog on fresh baked bread with chili & cheese.

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke. Hot dog on fresh baked bread with chili & cheese.

June 15-16 vs. Royals: KC Smoked

KC Smoke

June 15-16 vs. Royals: KC Smoked. Hot dog on  fresh baked bread with bacon, coleslaw & pulled pork.

June 23-25 vs. Mets Hot Pastrami Sandwich

June 23-25 vs. Mets: Hot Pastrami Sandwich. Rye bread, hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, ballpark aioli and fried sauerkraut.

June 23-25 vs. Mets: Hot Pastrami Sandwich. Rye bread, hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, ballpark aioli and fried sauerkraut.

June 26-28 vs. Twins Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick

Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick

-Cait

@CMoyer

What Cait Ate: “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger” and other June Specials at AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-Cait

The “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger” from AJ Bombers

During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

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.

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The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the GoGo's Eggcellence Burger.

The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger.

Making its debut tonight is the “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

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“GoGo’s Eggcellence” includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with egg, lettuce, tomato, BBQ, mayo & ketchup. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the month of June, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out soon.

“It’s delicious. I love it. It’s really, really, really good,” Carlos proclaimed. “I need another one for tomorrow!”

In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for June here exclusively at Miller Park:

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I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.

Don’t forget that you can always access our featured menu items via MLB.com’s Ballpark app to check out what’s new and exciting.

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Complete 2015 First-Year Player Draft; Milwaukee Selects 41 Players

The Milwaukee Brewers made a total of 41 selections during the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.  The team selected outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) on day one with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.  The Brewers made eight selections on day two and 30 on the third and final day.

The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.

A complete list of all 41 selections made by the Brewers is below.

2015 DRAFT

BREWERS MAKE THREE SELECTIONS ON DAY ONE OF 2015 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT Team Selects OF Trent Clark, LHP Nathan Kirby and RHP Cody Ponce

Tonight marked Day One of the MLB Draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft,  selecting outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.

The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.

Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School.  He bats left-handed and plays center field.  He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.

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Kirby, 21, is currently a junior at Virginia, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts.  He has produced 75 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .233 batting average, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the College World Series.  He was scouted by area scout Dan Nellum.

Ponce, 21, is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts.  He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.

The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10.  Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.

Brewers Draft Outfielder Trent Clark with First-Round Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers selected outfielder Trent Clark out of Richland (TX) High School with their first pick (15th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft. Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery made the announcement.

“We are excited to have Trent in the organization,” said Montgomery. “He has proven to be a team leader and is one of the better bats in the draft. He is a potential five-tool player and we are excited to get that type of player with the 15th selection”

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Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season. He bats left-handed and plays center field. He was scouted by national crosschecker Steve Riha.

The Brewers have two more draft picks tonight, coming in Competitive Balance Round A (#40 overall) and in the second round (#55). The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.

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