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We, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, are proud to honor some of the 2014 Super Readers!
These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program. These lucky super readers were selected from the nearly 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation:
Demetrius Goode (Atkinson Library); Nora Fitak (Bay View Library); Christian Coleman (Capitol Library); XZavier Bellamy (Center Street Library); Kennedy Gonzalez (East Library); Alex Gramajo (Forest Home Library); Samuel Bryan (Martin Luther King Library); Shakhai Cole-Waheed (Mill Road Library); Emma Balistreri (Tippecanoe Library); Janehya Luttrell (Villard Avenue Library); Aiden Rightmyre (Washington Park Library); and Molly Anders (Zablocki Library).
We’d also like to thank Milwaukee Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks for his generous support of the Super Reader Program.
As a child of two retired librarians, I can tell you that the best back-to-school supply is a library card. And it’s free. Visit your Milwaukee Public Library where people can read, learn and connect.
Congrats again, Super Readers–keep it up!
Brewers Finish 2nd in Head & Shoulders and MLB’s 2014 “Season of the #WHIFF” Monthly Twitter Competition for July
Head & Shoulders and Major League Baseball announced the winners of the “Season of the #Whiff” Twitter competition for the month of July 2014
Following successful third place finishes in each of the first three months of the season, in July we moved up to second place! That means that this year to date, we’ve helped secure a $30,000 donation to local RBI leagues. Overall, Head & Shoulders will reward seven MLB Clubs with the most #Whiff tweets each month with a donation to their local RBI league(s) totaling $40,000.
Furthermore, for every “Whiff” (strikeout) recorded throughout the Major Leagues during the 2014 regular season, Head & Shoulders will make an additional $1 donation to the national RBI program. The RBI program is the MLB youth initiative designed to give young people from urban and underserved communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success and achievement, and teach important life lessons and values.
The MLB Club winner of the overall competition will earn a bonus donation worth $20,000 to their local RBI league(s). The winning Club will be announced during the 2014 MLB World Series – stay tuned to find out who will bring home the highest donation!
For more information, visit www.MLB.com/Whiff.
Thanks to all who tweeted in the first four months of the season-let’s set our sights on finishing higher in the coming months! All you have to do is tweet #WHIFF + @Brewers. Up to 27 #WHIFF + @Brewers tweets per user per day will count toward out monthly total.
Tonight is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel.
We are pleased to welcome our local, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals; and are honored to acknowledge these men and women who keep our communities safe.
A special package was made available where a $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials. Over 750 tickets were sold as part of this effort.
Tonight, in a special pregame ceremony, we also welcomed three of Wisconsin’s finest officers that were injured in the line of duty:
First, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Veto. On March 28, 2008, Deputy Veto laid down spike strips on Highway 151 near Sun Prairie to stop a stolen vehicle driven by a 15-yearold. The offender swerved to miss the spikes and swerved two more times at Deputy Veto until intentionally striking him at 65 MPH. Deputy Veto suffered two crushed legs and a separated shoulder. His doctors weren’t sure if he would ever be able to walk again. After 18 months of rehabilitation began working on desk duty, and more than two years later, on July 5, 2010, Deputy Veto returned to full duty.
Next, Milwaukee Police officer Anthony Wilson, who, along with three other MPD officers, was injured the morning of June 16, 2014, when a stolen car struck a marked police prisoner conveyance van. The officers were conveying a prisoner when their van was struck by the stolen car that ran a red traffic signal; and caused the police van to strike a light pole. Milwaukee Police arrested the three suspects shortly after the crash. Officer Wilson and one of the other officers have since returned to duty. The two other officers are still recovering from injuries.
Finally, Wisconsin State Trooper Justin Hansen. On January 26, 2014, Trooper Hansen was working in a snowstorm. He responded to two single vehicle crashes on Highway 41 near Oshkosh. A third vehicle lost control and slid into the crash scene, trapping Trooper Hansen between two vehicles, crushing both of his legs. Trooper Hansen’s injuries were so severe that doctors had to amputate his right leg below the knee. Trooper Hansen is currently doing rehabilitation therapy and is committed to returning to full duty as a State Trooper.
We thank these brave men and all law enforcement professional and their families that are joining us tonight. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice to the people of Wisconsin and to our nation.
John Shanks, Director of Law Enforcement Relations and Nate Catura, Law Enforcement Ambassador, from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial were also on hand to present a special recognition to George Petropoulos from Harley-Davidson, USA. Each year Harley-Davidson donates a motorcycle to the Memorial Fund that is raffled off, and to date have raised more than $600,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
We had over 30 honor guard presenting colors tonight and State Trooper Justin Hansen, one of the three honored injured officers, threw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Thank you again to all past and present law enforcement personnel, for your dedication to keeping us safe. Enjoy the game!
The Milwaukee Brewers will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet at Miller Park on Saturday, September 27 against the Chicago Cubs. The evening will include numerous giveaways and prizes, and one lucky fan will win “The Ultimate Tailgate” grand prize: a 2014 Chevy Equinox and a $1,000 gift card to Pick ‘n Save.
The Chevy Equinox features a custom Brewers wrap and will be displayed at Miller Park and various Pick ‘n Save stores in the Greater Milwaukee area beginning this week.
Along with the Chevy Equinox, the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM will make special appearances at the store locations. In addition, five pairs of tickets for Fan Appreciation Night and Pick ‘n Save gift cards will be given away during each appearance.
All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2014 Brewers team photo and a 2015 Brewers magnetic schedule. 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 prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet are available at the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.
Several Brewers players and coaches joined military families for a private tailgate lunch at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center this afternoon. Each branch of the military was represented.
Here are some photos from this special event:
As part of the organization’s community initiative known as “Beyond the Diamond,” Brewers players and coaches participate in a series of community outreach events throughout the season. The program is built around a partnership between Brewers players, coaches, alumni, Brewers Wives and team personnel working hands-on in the community. The community events are funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
Fans who received vouchers for the Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse and Vintage Bobbleheads earlier this year will be able to pick up their items beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 23.
For those three All-Fan Giveaway dates, the supply of bobbleheads was exhausted before all fans in attendance received their item. Those fans who were not accommodated were given a voucher, redeemable after the new supply of bobbleheads arrive at Miller Park.
Please note that fans must have their voucher to pick up the item.
Redemption opportunities include the following:
- Fans attending Brewers homes game may bring their voucher to the table located on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations. The table will be staffed from the time that gates open through the end of the game.
- On non-game days, or when the Miller Park gates are not open, fans may bring their vouchers to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic (Hot Corner) during its normal hours of operation. The Team Store by Majestic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Redemptions will not be accepted in the Team Store by Majestic when the Miller Park gates are open for Brewers home games).
The opportunity to redeem will be available through Sunday, September 28.
If you’ll recall, earlier this season, we were working with the Brewers Wives and the Wisconsin Humane Society to create a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society. We also held a contest where one winner and her dog were selected to appear in the calendar (congrats again, Jessica!)
Well, the calendars have arrived and are now available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.
Let me just say–they turned out great! All of the photos were taken by our team photographer, Scott Paulus.
This is an 18-month calendar, starting with September of 2014, which means you don’t have to wait until the New Year to display it.
They are $14.95 with proceeds benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society.
Brandee and Steve Lendosky‘s son Derek passed away in an accident on August 4, 2013, just three days before his 10th birthday; this was a tremendous tragedy, but they have chosen to turn the experience into a way to both honor Derek’s life and spread his kindness to people they meet.
Random Acts Of Kindness (with no recognition needed) began happening in some of the most creative, inspiring and touching ways imaginable, spreading the message to “Do it 4 Derek” and think of others first.
And today is Derek’s Day at Miller Park.
Steve threw out the ceremonial First Pitch in Derek’s honor prior to the Brewers vs. Blue Jays game and Steve and his family, along with close to 500 others are at today’s game, performing random acts of kindness:
They’re here sporting bright green “Do it 4 Derek” tees and handing out $1000 in concession money and 16 signed baseballs (provided by the Brewers Community Relations department) to random fans.
If you are/were approached by someone in the group, there is no catch. They simply as that you visit their website to learn more (there you can view the Random Acts of Kindness Map and add to it) and, most importantly, that you pay it forward.
I’m very excited because the Brewers Team Store just got in new Brewers Fitness Gear, including yoga mats and stability balls from Cirrus Fitness!
I have practiced yoga for many years and I can’t tell you how I excited I was to learn that the store was stocking Brewers yoga mats!
The yoga mat is 24″ x 72″ x 1/5″ and retails for $60.
The stability balls are available in 55″ and 65″ sizes for $55 each.
If you haven’t been to the store in awhile, you should stop in there the next time you’re at Miller Park–they also carry a variety of different fitness clothing from a wide selection of vendors, so you can also wear your support while you workout.
I’m told the store will be getting in even more fitness items moving forward, so check back often. And of course, I’ll try my best to let you know about it here on the blog!
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
“High Heat” 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 the most fun, new additions to Miller Park this season has been AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison-now 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 and the newest addition: Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger.
Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger-$9
Making its debut tonight is Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger.
For just $9, fans will get this AJ Bombers burger patty topped with chipotle ranch, swiss cheese, jalapenos and tomatoes, plus a side of tots. The sandwich is the fourth of several city and/or player-themed burgers that AJ Bombers plans to offer this season.
This burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
AJ Bombers also offers different custard flavors pertaining to the visiting team/city. For the Blue Jays series, they’ve got Maple Doughnut Hole!
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items, just like I have been with the ever-popular Double Clutch!
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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!