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FAN-TASTIC FORTY “WELCOME TO THE BIG LEAGUES” WINNER SANDY RUSCH JOIN TEAM

In January, we began our“Fan-Tastic Forty” promotion and awarded prizes for 40 consecutive days to various Season Seat Holders who renewed their ticket packages. For the fourth consecutive year, the team offered a variety of unique prizes and experiences during a 40-day period, including the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize. For this experience, the winner signs a one-day Major League contract which comes with a full uniform plus one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary ($2,732.24).

Sandy Rusch, a Brewers Season Seat Holder since 1988, won the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize and was introduced at a press conference today at Miller Park.

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“Along with players and performance, the fan base is very important,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin. “We appreciate your support and we’re happy to have the opportunity to reward a fan for following the Brewers over the years.”

Sandy grew up in Milwaukee and has been a fan of baseball her entire life. Her love of the game is genetic with both her mom and dad having been huge fans of their beloved Milwaukee Braves. When she was only two months old the Braves won the 1957 World Series, and her parents took her to downtown Milwaukee to celebrate the victory with thousands of other “Bushville” fans. She’s been hooked ever since and attends Brewers Spring Training each March in Phoenix, and has followed the Brewers to more than 20 different cities and ballparks around the United States and Canada.

“Thanks to the Brewers for this opportunity,” Sandy said. “I know it’s cliché to say, but it really is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Sandy also noted: “I’d like to thank my fellow teammates Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Francisco Rodriguez on being elected to to the All-Star Game.”

Her favorite current Brewers player is Jonathan Lucroy, and her all-time favorite players are Hank Aaron and Rob Deer. The 1987 Easter Sunday game is one of her favorite memories from County Stadium while her favorite memory at Miller Park is Game 5 of the NLDS when the Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I couldn’t talk for three days after that,” Sandy said.

“I couldn’t either,” Doug interjected.

Sandy currently resides in Milwaukee, where she serves as Communication Manager for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works.


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In addition to the salary and uniform, Rusch received VIP treatment prior to tonight’s game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, 50 baseball cards with her likeness, a DVD of the highlight video shown at the press conference, a framed final page of her contract and the honor of throwing out the first pitch prior to the game:

 

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Sign Jerry DeQuardo to Contract

In January, the Brewers began their “Fan-Tastic Forty” promotion and awarded prizes for 40 consecutive days to various Season Seat Holders who renewed their ticket packages. For the third consecutive year, the team offered a variety of unique prizes and experiences during a 40-day period, including the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize. For this experience, the winner signs a one-day Major League contract which comes with a full uniform plus one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary ($2,677.60).

Jerry DeQuardo, a Brewers Season Seat Holder since 1978, won the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize and was introduced to the media today.

“This has been a wonderful experience,” DeQuardo said.  “I think this might be one of the best days of my life.  I keep wanting to pinch myself it has been so great.”

DeQuardo and Melvin at today's press conference.

DeQuardo and Melvin at today’s press conference.

He grew up in Milwaukee and currently resides in Brookfield. Jerry played second base for the Messmer High School baseball team and served as a bat boy and clubhouse staffer for the Milwaukee Braves from 1958 – 1960.  His all-time favorite players are Eddie Matthews and Stan Musial. Currently, he owns his own insurance firm, DeQuardo Insurance in Brookfield.

“I’ve been to hundreds and hundreds of games, I’ve even caught a few foul balls,” DeQuardo said.

In addition to the salary and uniform, DeQuardo will be able to park in the VIP lot before tonight’s game vs. the Oakland Athletics, receive fifty baseball cards with his likeness, a DVD of the highlight video shown at the press conference, a framed last page of his contract and throw out the first pitch before the game.

“I measured 60 feet, 6 inches out in my driveway.  I have practiced, I hope I don’t throw my arm out!” he said.

DeQuardo also was interviewed for MLB Network’s popular afternoon show “Intentional Talk” hosted by Chris Rose and Kevin Millar.  During the interview, Brewers relievers Brandon Kintzler and Donovan Hand walked over and congratulated DeQuardo on joining the team.

DeQuardo being interviewed for MLB Network's "Intentional Talk."

DeQuardo being interviewed for MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.”

“This definitely makes being a Brewers season seatholder worthwhile,” DeQuardo said.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

First Brewers Fan-Tastic 40 Winner Announced

The Brewers Fan-Tastic 40 promotion–40 days of drawings for 40 unique prizes and experiences–is underway and the first winner is Marty Mathias!

Marty won a $1000 shopping spree in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, so he can stock up on all the latest Brewers gear for the 2013 season.

Thanks to our friends at Clear Channel, we've got a billboard running to recognize Marty!

Thanks to our friends at Clear Channel, we’ve got a billboard running to recognize Marty!

All fans who purchase or renew ticket packages of 20-games or more have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, plus an assortment of other unique prizes and experiences spread out over 40 days. For a complete list of prizes, click here.

From now until Sunday, February 24, one Season Seat Holder per day will be selected to win a designated prize in the Fan-Tastic Forty promotion.

Purchases made prior to today already have an entry in the contest. Purchases made within the 40 days of the promotion will be eligible for the next day’s drawing and remainder of the prizes. For example, a purchase on January 19 will be eligible for all prizes from January 20 – February 24.

The last day to purchase to be eligible for prizes is Friday, February 22.

Fans looking to renew or have questions about new packages are welcomed to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/fan40. Full sweepstakes rules are also available at the site.

Congratulations, Marty and good luck to everyone else!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Sign Jack Kalman to Major League Contract!

Many of you will remember that back in January, we launched the second year of our Fan-tastic Forty promotion. All fans that purchased or renewed ticket packages of 20 games or more had the opportunity to win a variety of unique prizes and experiences spread out over 40 days.

Prizes included a tour of the Miller Park roof, a game of catch with a Brewers reliever, getting your photo on a Brewers 2012 Season Ticket and much more, ending with the final prize of signing a one-day Major League contract, complete with full uniform and one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary.

A Brewers Season Seat Holder since 1975, Jack Kalman of Franklin won the prize and a press conference was held to formally welcome him to the team today, with many of Jack’s family and friends in attendance, including his wife, Vicki, and Audrey Kuenn, wife of the late former Brewers manager, Harvey Kuenn.

“We appreciate your loyalty as a fan,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin, when presenting Jack with his contract. “It’s exciting to know that we have fans like you who have followed the organization for many years, through the ups and downs.”

Jack is a retired kitchen cabinet manufacturer who owned and operated Style-Line Manufacturing in West Allis for 34 years.

He started going to baseball games at Milwaukee County Stadium at age 12 and he attended the World Series games in 1957 when the Milwaukee Braves became World Champions. Jack has never missed an Opening Day game of the Milwaukee Braves or Milwaukee Brewers. In 1982, he went to all 81 regular season games and all seven World Series games. A close personal friend of the late Harvey Kuenn, Jack regaled the crowd at his press conference with stories and even reminisced about staying in the same hotel suite  for Game 1 of the World Series with the then-Brewers manager and his wife and going out after the game with Harvey to celebrate the Brewers 10-0 victory over the Cardinals.

It was because of Harvey that Jack chose to wear #32 on his uniform.

“I thank everybody and this is really awesome, a lot more than I expected. Thank you.” Jack said.

In addition to the salary and uniform, Jack was also able to park in our VIP Lot and will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

New Brewers 10-Packs–with FREE Opening Day–On Sale Tomorrow!

Last season left you hungry for more.

And here is your chance to get it,  as our new Brewers 10-Packs go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Due to popular demand, we’ve added an extra game to the plans “formerly known as” 9-Packs so our new Brewers 10-Packs can give you more—more savings, more flexibility, more benefits, and most importantly, more opportunities to enjoy Brewers Baseball in 2012.

These plans are also a great way for Brewers fans to guarantee their place in the crowd on Opening Day–for FREE– as Brewers 10-Packs include ten of the best games, plus the most popular game of the year, Opening Day on April 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals (or any other game of the fan’s choice), for free, while supplies last. With ten great games, Opening Day for free and more perks—like regular pricing on Gold and Marquee Games, a guaranteed seat location and more ticket exchange options—you shouldn’t settle for less.

This season, we’ve got five exciting plans to choose from, starting at just $160. The Premier Plan, Rivals Plus Plan and Friday Plan all feature a border battle game against the division rival Chicago Cubs and an interleague matchup vs. the Minnesota Twins, while the Hot Summer Nights Plan includes two games against the Cubs along with two Gold Games.  The Weekend Plan includes a Marquee game against the Cubs on Sunday, May 13, which is also an All-Fan Giveaway date, in addition to nine other Saturday and Sunday home games (five of which are Gold Games).

With the popularity of these plans and Opening Day just 92 days away, you’ll want to act quickly to secure your 10-Packs. For more information, or to order, you can call (414) 902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/10packs.

And just a reminder, if you’re looking for even MORE,  you can take advantage of the exclusive benefits of 20-Game Plans, which offer even more seating options, additional per-ticket savings and the opportunity to purchase tickets to Postseason games played at Miller Park. Plus, with the purchase of a 20-Game Plan, fans will be eligible for the Brewers “Fan-Tastic Forty” promotion, which was announced on yesterday – 40 fantastic prizes given away over 40 days!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Sign Larry Schaefer to Major League Contract!

Many of you will remember that back in January, we launched a unique plan to award prizes to fans who purchased Season Seat packages for the 2011 season: The Milwaukee Brewers Fan-Tastic 40. All fans that purchased or renewed ticket packages of 20 games or more had the opportunity to win a variety of unique prizes and experiences spread out over 40 days.

Prizes included Klement’s Sausage for a Year, getting your photo on a Brewers 2011 Season Ticket and much more, ending with the final prize of  signing a one-day Major League contract, complete with full uniform and one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary.

A Brewers Season Seat Holder at Miller Park since 2001, Larry Schaefer of Fond du Lac won the prize and a press conference was held to formally welcome him to the team today, with many of Larry’s family and friends in attendance.

“When it came down to it, Larry is passionate about baseball and the Brewers and that was very important to us. We’re so happy to have Larry here,” said Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin, when presenting Larry with his contract.

“This is a once in a lifetime chance and I’d like to thank the Brewers. This was a novel idea, to come up with something like this,” he said.

Larry has been President of Fond du Lac Youth Baseball and was the President of Fond du Lac Baseball Inc. for 20 years. He played and managed in the Rock River League where he was once named Most Valuable Player. Larry attended Oakfield High School and played first base.

In addition to the salary and uniform, Schaefer was also able to park in our VIP Lot and will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

“I feel great, a real part of the Milwaukee Brewers,” Larry said. “But I do have one question: When we win the World Series, do I get a ring?”

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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