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Lucroy Named Brewers Nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award Presented by Chevrolet–VOTE NOW

Yesterday, Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, announced that Jonathan Lucroy was named the Milwaukee Brewers 2013 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

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Today marks the 12th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Lucroy is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

RC Day

The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others. The 15-time MLB All-Star and Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

RC Award

Lucroy has been a consistent supporter of military initiatives, primarily Fisher House Wisconsin, which is a facility for military veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Milwaukee VA Hospital.  Each month, he invites wounded heroes to Brewers games and meets with them.  He often visits veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, on road trips and near his home in Louisiana. Lucroy also provided in-kind support and recorded a PSA for the city-wide initiative to hire veterans. For the past three years, he has provided $5,000 scholarships to military families.

Lucroy is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting wishes and visiting hospitals. He created a PSA for Fisher House as well as the Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Sausage Run/Walk in support of Fisher House and served as a spokesperson for the MDA Team Muscle Walk and BCF’s Drive for Charity. He also participates in the Brewers’ youth clinics. Additionally, Lucroy supports the Miracle League, which allows all children to play organized baseball regardless of ability. Along with his military support, he has been very supportive of Brewers Community Foundation, which focuses on health, education, recreation and basic needs.

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Lucroy will be recognized as the Brewers’ nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet in a pre-game ceremony at Miller Park prior to tonight’s  game. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will also appear on the bases and the official dugout lineup cards.

The distinguished list of past national Roberto Clemente Award recipients includes 14 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

 

1971 Willie Mays+** 1982 Ken Singleton 1993 Barry Larkin+ 2004 Edgar Martinez
1972 Brooks Robinson+** 1983 Cecil Cooper 1994 Dave Winfield+ 2005 John Smoltz
1973 Al Kaline+ 1984 Ron Guidry 1995 Ozzie Smith+ 2006 Carlos Delgado
1974 Willie Stargell+ 1985 Don Baylor 1996 Kirby Puckett+ 2007 Craig Biggio
1975 Lou Brock+ 1986 Garry Maddox 1997 Eric Davis 2008 Albert Pujols
1976 Pete Rose 1987 Rick Sutcliffe 1998 Sammy Sosa 2009 Derek Jeter
1977 Rod Carew+ 1988 Dale Murphy 1999 Tony Gwynn+ 2010 Tim Wakefield
1978 Greg Luzinski 1989 Gary Carter+ 2000 Al Leiter 2011 David Ortiz
1979 Andre Thornton 1990 Dave Stewart 2001 Curt Schilling 2012 Clayton Kershaw
1980 Phil Niekro+ 1991 Harold Reynolds 2002 Jim Thome
1981 Steve Garvey 1992 Cal Ripken, Jr.+ 2003 Jamie Moyer

+ Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

** Originally known as the Commissioner’s Award (prior to 1973)

Beginning today, on Roberto Clemente Day, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recipient by visiting ChevyBaseball.com, which is powered by MLB Advanced Media, to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Sunday, October 6 and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2013 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced. The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote among those cast by the selection panel.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Fan Appreciation Activities Highlight Upcoming Homestand

While we will officially celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet at Miller Park on Saturday, September 21 against the St. Louis Cardinals, there are many other prizes and giveaways planned for the final homestand of the year, which kicks off this Friday, September 13 vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Friday, September 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds @ 7:10pm
  • Saturday, September 14 vs. Cincinnati Reds @12:05pm

Brewers Sponsor Coupon Book Giveaway

The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers Coupon Book, featuring coupons for tickets, merchandise and offers from local sponsors.

  • Sunday, September 15 vs. Cincinnati Reds @1:10pm

Ben Oglivie Bobblehead Day

All fans will receive a collectible Brewers bobblehead, featuring former Brewers outfielder Ben Oglivie. Compliments of Waukesha Metal Products.

Oglivie Bobblehead

  • Monday, September 16 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm
  • Tuesday, September 17 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm
  • Wednesday, September 18 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

  • Thursday, September 19 vs. Chicago Cubs @1:10pm

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

  • Friday, September 20 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @7:10pm

Brewers Grilling Set, sponsored by Potawatomi Bingo Casino

The first 20,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Brewers grilling set, courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

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2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

Saturday, September 21 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @6:10pm

Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Chevrolet

The evening will include numerous giveaways and prizes and one lucky fan will even win a 2014 Chevy Cruze LS.

All fans in attendance will receive a 2013 Brewers team photo and a 2014 Brewers magnetic schedule.  In addition, 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, a suite night for 14 guests to a game at Miller Park next season and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes are subject to change). For additional information, visit Brewers.com/fanappreciation.

  • Sunday, September 22 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @7:05pm

Brewers Scratch-Off Card Giveaway

All fans will receive a Brewers scratch-off card revealing something for every fan!

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

Tickets for these games  are available at the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.

We hope to see you back here at Miller Park!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Fan Appreciation Weekend to Take Place September 28-30 at Miller Park

The Brewers will celebrate Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park during the final weekend series of the 2012 regular season, September 28-30 vs. the Houston Astros.  The weekend will include numerous giveaways and prizes and one lucky fan will even win a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.

On Friday night, September 28, all fans in attendance will receive a coupon, courtesy of Subway and in addition, the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a “Rally ‘Stache,” compliments of Southwest Airlines.

For Saturday and Sunday’s games, all fans in attendance will receive a 2013 schedule magnet. In addition, for Saturday’s 6:10 p.m. game vs. Houston—Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet—all fans will also receive a 2012 Brewers team photo and will be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes including a new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.

On Saturday, September 29, one lucky fan could win a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, similar to this one!

To close Fan Appreciation Weekend on Sunday afternoon, all fans will also receive a scratch-off card that will reveal prizes such as 2013 Brewers tickets, food and beverage vouchers and even a Miller Park Suite experience!

Tickets for all three games of Fan Appreciation Weekend and most remaining regular season home games are available at the Miller Park Box Office, online at brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.

For more information on Fan Appreciation Weekend, visit brewers.com/fanappreciation.

 -Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

18 Weeks To Go Until the Brewers Mini-Marathon….10 Weeks until the 5K Sausages Run/Walk!

Last week, John, Trenni and I visited the official training partner of the Brewers Mini, Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield, to get geared up so we can officially begin training. Not only does Performance Running provide high quality  shoes, apparel, and accessories (with a discount for John and Cait readers!) , but they will also be providing the pace team for the race and they have developed an official training program for it. [For more information on the program, or to register, click here.]

In addition to that, one thing that we’re making sure we incorporate into our training is the ever-popular Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk. If you’re training properly for the Brewers Mini (which is now less than 4 months away!), you should have no trouble running this race, which takes place 10 weeks from now, just 8 weeks before the half-marathon.

The 14th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 28, starting at 8 a.m. (for runners like you!) and 8:15 a.m. (for walkers). Applications are now available online at brewers.com/5krunwalk.

I’ve run in this 5k in the past and it’s always a blast. Even if you are not so ambitious as to be preparing for the Brewers Mini, it’s one of the most unique races in the area and, with the walk option, is also a great event for families.

One very unique feature of this event is that participants actually get to test their skills against the Famous Racing Sausages, who also run the course. The run will begin and end at the Klement’s Sausage Haus where the Brat, Hot Dog, Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Polish Sausage join the crowd on the course. And, Brewers first base coach Ed Sedar will serve celebrity starter for this year’s event.

The route also makes its way around the warning track of Miller Park, making it excellent practice for the Brewers Mini –when else are you going to get a chance to test that terrain? 


All participants must be pre-registered and the event is is filling quickly, so it is recommended that those interested register ASAP for this event.

So far, there are 26 States and the Armed Forces – Europe represented in the participants.

For the $30 registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of eight Brewers 2012 home games, a bottle of Aquafina water, a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older. The overall top male finisher and the overall top female finisher also receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.

Participants can create/join teams when they register. Teams of 15 people or more will get their team names on the back of their t-shirts.

All proceeds of the event will help Brewers Community Foundation extend financial support to non-profits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs and this year, the fundraising component returns as participants and fans are encouraged to help raise additional funds to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. Participants can learn about incentive levels, prizes and read the official rules for fundraising at brewers.com/5kfundraising.

Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Meredith Malone at meredith.malone@brewers.com or by visiting brewers.com/5krunwalk.

Stay tuned for our next training post as we prepare for these two fun events!

To join us at one or both of these great races:

            [Follow @BrewersCF and use hashtag #5KSausageRunWalk for updates!]

          [Follow @BrewersEvents and use hashtag #BrewersMini for updates!]

Can’t race, but still want to help some great causes?

  • Support the Fisher House by making a donation to our team here .
  • Support the MACC Fun by making a donation to our team  here.

Happy Running!

- Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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About Fisher House: Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Currently, veterans from 23 different states of all generations travel to the Milwaukee VA medical center for treatment at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) center, while 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans receive treatment here in Milwaukee for their wounds or injuries. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital are eligible to stay for free at the Fisher House if they need to overnight. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Due to this need, the future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to break ground in 2013.

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Sponsors of this year’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk are: Brewers.com, Chevrolet, Klement’s, Olympus Group, Pepsi, Prime Time Timing, Rexnord, SportService, Time Warner Cable, Navy Club USA – WI Squadron, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association WI Chapter 45-1, Wisconsin Athletic Club and 2-Story Creative.

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