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The Brewers will be hosting a Job Fair at Miller Park on Monday, August 18 from 3-8pm and Thursday, August 21 from 8am-1pm for a variety of open positions: Usher/Ticket Taker, Bag Checker, Gate Attendant and Gate Screener.
We have over 150 part time positions to fill and are looking for positive, customer service focused employees to work within our team. Walk-ins are welcome and on-site interviews will be conducted as time allows. Please bring your resume and allow time to fill out a formal application!
For the last several years, we’ve had a program called Brewers Fans First, but we don’t generally promote it, so you may not have heard about it.
For every home game, members of the Front Office staff take turns rewarding fans with various perks such as seat upgrades, merchandise & concession vouchers, the ability to come down to the field for BP or autographed items.
These fans are selected randomly and it is simply meant to surprise and delight; all we ask is that fans email us with any feedback about their experience and their experience with the Club in general if they are so inclined.
“Fans First” is one of my favorite things to do as an employee of the Club. It’s like getting to play Santa Claus. I enjoy interacting with fans and being a part of their trip the ballpark.
In my experience, many fans are even quite skeptical at first when I’ve approached them and tried to give them any of the items mentioned above; however, once I have the chance to explain what we’re doing, they quickly warm up.
A conversation might go something like this:
Cait: Hi there! My name is Cait and I’m the Director of New Media for the Brewers. How would you like to have dinner on us tonight?
Fan: No thanks. [Starts to walk away...]
Cait: Are you sure? There’s no cost involved. It’s just part of a program we’re running here called Brewers Fans First. I saw you and your family all decked out in your Brewers gear and wanted to reward you guys for being such great fans.
Fan: What’s the catch?
Cait: There’s no catch at all! All I ask is that you take this card and email us with any feedback on your experience tonight and thoughts on the Miller Park experience in general.
Fan: Okay…well, thank you very much! [Cue great conversation about the team.]
I also like it when I get an autographed ball to give out and I find the perfect child to give it to, often one who is wearing a t-shirt or jersey of that player. Sometimes you even find out it’s that child’s first game and then the poor parent has to explain to the child that no, this doesn’t happen at every game. (Sorry about that!)
Tonight, we followed our Data Analyst, Diny Hurwitz, on his Fans First journey.
Here are a couple of highlights:
We’ve also taken a version of this program to social media, rewarding/surprising fans who are tweeting about us and such.
We are so thankful to our faithful Brewers fans–you are the reason we do what we do!
FOX Sports Wisconsin today announced that they have added four Milwaukee Brewers games to the 2014 telecast schedule, including:
Date Day Opponent Time
August 7 Thursday San Francisco Giants *12:30 p.m.
August 14 Thursday Chicago Cubs *12:30 p.m.
August 20 Wednesday Toronto Blue Jays *12:30 p.m.
September 25 Thursday Cincinnati Reds *11:00 a.m.
With these additions, all remaining Milwaukee Brewers games will be televised by FOX Sports Wisconsin. Brewers Live will air before and after each game.
*Indicates re-air in primetime, 6:30pm.
FOX Sports Wisconsin reaches more than 1.5 million homes and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information about the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network visit www.FOXsportswisconsin.com
Badgers students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for Badgers Cap Night on Friday, August 22.
Proudly display Wisconsin colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates with your one-of-a-kind, Badgers-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase Badger Cap Night tickets.
Through this special offer, University of Wisconsin students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29. As an added bonus, attendees will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s All-Fan T-Shirt Giveaway.
Tickets are available at brewers.com/wisconsin. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.
This morning, I was forwarded an article about Jorge Lopez, a pitcher for our Class A Advanced Affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League. He was our second-round draft pick in 2011 and is currently ranked as the Club’s 10th best prospect.
His son, Mikael, has been sick since he was born, and after several months of visiting doctors and hospitals–including a visit to the leading children’s hospital in Jorge’s home country of Puerto Rico, Mikael was recently diagnosed with an unknown autoimmune disease that has necessitated an intestinal transplant.
As one can imagine, the medical bills and travel expenses for this young family (Jorge is just 21-years-old) have piled up during this trying time.
To assist the family, next week, on Friday, August 8, the Manatees are hosting a charity golf tournament called “18 for 18” as Lopez wears jersey #18.
“There are no words, no words to express my gratitude for what the Manatees and Brewers have done and are doing for me and my family,” Lopez told reporter John Torres in the article. “Not everyone does this type of stuff. They have offered me their hand.”
So, what can the rest of Brewer Nation do to help this member of our Brewers family if you can’t get down to Florida to play golf next week?
Please keep the Lopez family in your thoughts and prayers and, if you’d like to send a donation, you can fill out the 18 for 18 Individual Donation slip and send it in to the Manatees.
7/30/14 Update: Kevin Soto with the Manatees, Director of Community Relations for the Manatees reached out to me today, thanking Brewers fans for their support and letting me know that they have set up an online donation site for the Lopez family here.
Thank you to John Torres for his article in Florida Today. You can read his full story here.
Adam McCalvy also wrote a story about Jorge around the All-Star Break as he pitched for the World All-Star Team in the Futures Game this year.
Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs congratulate the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary this weekend with the induction of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas.
Today, the Brewers will wear this special 75th Anniversary patch on their jerseys to celebrate:
Baseball salutes the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees and their families on receiving this tremendous honor.
After transportation delays threatened to knock the All-Fan Jim Henderson Bobblehead giveaway from today’s game, the truck carrying the items recovered in time and the giveaway will proceed as planned.
The final truck arrived at Miller Park at approximately 1 a.m. and with Miller Park staff working overtime, the distribution will occur as scheduled.
All fans attending the game will receive the Bobblehead, one of nine All-Fan Bobbleheads planned for this season at Miller Park.
Ninety-one years ago, Rube Foster formed a team in Milwaukee calling it the Bears. The Milwaukee Bears, the city’s 1923 representative in the Negro National League, played only one season before disbanding but featured some of the game’s most influential men, including Hall-of-Fame player/manager John Preston “Pete” Hill.
Tonight, we honor the legacy of the Milwaukee Bears and all Negro Leagues teams as we host our ninth annual Negro Leagues Tribute at Miller Park.
Former Negro League players Ted Toles Jr. and Nathan “Sonny” Weston were honored during a tailgate reception at Helfaer Field as well as during a special pre-game ceremony at Miller Park.
Ted Toles Jr. was born on December 4, 1925 in Newton Falls, Ohio. Ted had an extensive baseball career before and after he signed with the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1946. He played in Newton Falls and with the Warren Game Cocks from 1940-46. Ted’s pitching coach got him noticed and he signed with the Negro Leagues’ Pittsburgh Crawfords. Ted went on to play for the Newark Eagles, Cleveland Buckeyes and Jacksonville Eagles from 1946-7 and in 1949. Primarily a pitcher, he also played in the outfield. Ted was noted for his fine fastball and deceptive off-speed pitches. His pitching skills and prowess at the plate took Ted to the Minor Leagues from 1949-1953.
Nathan “Sonny” Weston was born on November 9, 1930 in New York City. Nathan played baseball for a number of teams throughout his career. He began with the Chicago Athletics, and played from 1947-50. In 1951, he made the move to the Negro American League and played for the Chicago American Giants. Although primarily an outfielder, he had a steady hand and played at first as well. Nathan finished his playing career in 1954 with the Independent League Jacksonville Eagles.
An autograph session with both honorees also took place during the first 45 minutes of the game on the Field Level Concourse near home plate. To support the museums and storytellers that carry on the memories, the proceeds of tonight’s 50/50 raffle will benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and Yesterday’s Negro Leagues Foundation here in Milwaukee.
Tomorrow, Toles Jr. and Weston will be inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame at the Mother Kathryn Daniels Center located at 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Holy Redeemer Church (COGIC), beginning at 1:45 p.m. The Club is once again partnering with the MKDC and the church as a sponsor of the annual induction ceremonies and other initiatives. This event is open to the public.
In previous years, we have honored outfielders George Altman and Lonnie Harris (2013); pitcher/utility player Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and outfielder Porter Reed (2012); pitchers Charlie “Whip” Davis and Johnny Washington (2011); pitcher Ollie Brantley and first baseman/outfielder Clinton “Butch” McCord (2010); infielder Harold “Buster” Hair Jr. and catcher James “Jim P” Tillman Sr. (2009); pitcher Eugene ‘Dick’ Scruggs and first baseman James ‘Red’ Moore (2008); and outfielder W. James ‘Jim’ Cobbin and catcher Arthur Hamilton (2007) as they were inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame. During the our first Negro Leagues Tribute in 2006, Buck O’Neil, James Sanders and Dennis Biddle were each honored.
Today, prior to and during the Brewers vs. Mets 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 2:30 p.m.today, 2 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.
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.
Here are a just a few photos of some of the offerings on display at Brewed for Her:
And, speaking of the Brewers Wives, did you know they have their own line of clothing from Majestic Threads, made with Swarovski rhinestones. A portion of the proceeds from these items goes to the Brewers Community Foundation.
Hank the Ballpark Pup was also on hand for a special meet and greet with the fans.
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.
Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Mets game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which included Hors d’oeuvres such as Roasted Chicken Crisps and Caprese Skewers; an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a special menu that included Shrimp Scampi, a variety of salads and main courses of Prime Strip Loin, Chicken Stir Fry and Lamb Osso Buco; and two complimentary beverages.
Each attendee also left with a special Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items; items varied in each bag, but here’s a sample:
Kudos to Jill Aronoff, Chris Barlow and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. This was the second year of the event and they really set the bar high for any events like this in the future!