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Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) this Saturday welcomes a new event as bikers from all over participate in “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
The event allows bike lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities – baseball and biking. Fans were able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths, and all will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Participants chose either a 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile route. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.
FOX Sports Wisconsin is partnering on the event by providing the “Fan Express” bus to transport riders to the start of the Madison routes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game and an invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.
Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include AJ Bombers, Bonk Breaker, Holey Moley, The Lowlands Group, Miller Lite, Prairie Springs, The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust, Smoke Shack, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation.
Registration for “Hitting 4 The Cycle” is now closed.
Over Father’s Day Weekend, we asked you to post photos that depict how a father figure in your life is an All-Star and you delivered beyond our wildest expectations.
It was really tough to narrow it down, but in the end, these six winners of our #BrewersAllStarDad contest were able to come out and join us for tonight’s game in FOX Sports Wisconsin’s suite.
Thanks to everyone who submitted–you’re all All-Stars in our books!
Did he show you how to throw a fastball? Buy you your first baseball hat? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hot dog? If your Dad taught you not only how to swing a baseball, but also the importance of good sportsmanship win or lose AND he’s the reason you cheer for the Brewers, he’s an All-Star in our books.
And we want to help you celebrate him!
This Sunday is Father’s Day and, as we head into the weekend, we’re looking for you to post photos that depict how a father figure in your life is an All-Star.
Post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter using #BrewersAllStarDad beginning Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21.
We’ll judge all eligible entries to select our six winners based creativity/originality, photo quality and relevance to the contest theme.
Each winner will receive two tickets in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Suite for winner and a guest (hopefully dad, if you can bring him!) to the Brewers vs. Mets game on Wednesday, June 24, along with two Vote Brewers t-shirts.
Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Rockies telecasts this weekend.
FOX Sports Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers today announced a 150-game television schedule for the 2015 season. FOX Sports Wisconsin will serve as the exclusive, local television home for the Milwaukee Brewers.
FOX Sports Wisconsin’s regular season coverage begins Monday, April 6, with the Brewers home opener against Colorado — the first of six televised games against the Rockies. Coverage will begin at noon with a special one-hour edition of Brewers Live from Miller Park.
Other highlights from the 2015 schedule include: nineteen games against divisional rival Chicago Cubs, seventeen match-ups against the St. Louis Cardinals, two series with the Minnesota Twins scheduled for June 5-7 and 26-28, as well as five games against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Brian Anderson will continue to serve as the primary play-by-play announcer with Matt Lepay joining analyst Bill Schroeder in the broadcast booth for select telecasts. Craig Coshun also will serve as play-by-play announcer for select telecasts, while continuing his role as the main host for Brewers Live pre and postgame shows. Brewers Live airs before and after Brewers telecasts with Jeff Grayson, Telly Hughes and Sophia Minnaert reporting, as well as analysis from former first base coach Davey Nelson and former Brewer Jerry Augustine.
As previously announced, FOX Sports Wisconsin also will televise a total of 12 Brewers spring training games in 2015 beginning Thursday, March 5, with a match-up against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. For the complete schedule, click here.
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 on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit: FOXSportsWisconsin.com
Brewers fans will want to tune in to Fox Sports Wisconsin tonight for the debut of “Brewers On Deck 2015,” a half-hour special with interviews and coverage of the event, which took place on January 25.
Here is a preview clip featuring Manager Ron Roenicke:
I’m told that other interviews to watch for include: Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Will Smith, Scooter Gennett and more–just another thing to help us bridge the gap between now and April 6!
The show will debut tonight at 10pm CT or immediately following Bucks Live postgame.
For more highlights from Brewers On Deck, check out our recap, here.
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
Last week, during the Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks game on Wednesday, June 18, we held a virtual balloting party on the telecast on FOX Sports Wisconsin.
Fans tweeting and/or instagramming photos showing us how they were supporting the #VoteBrewers effort had the opportunity to win tickets in FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Suite.
We were overwhelmed by the response and your creativity and had a tough time nailing down the winners, but ultimately we selected these six:
And last night, these winners came out to cheer the Crew on to their 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies from the Suite at Miller Park.
Here are some photos from the event:
Thank you to the winners and all of you for supporting the Vote Brewers campaign…so far. It’s not over yet!
Fans can keep voting for their favorite Brewers until next Thursday, July 3 at brewers.com/allstar.
This Wednesday night during the Brewers game broadcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, you’re invited to a very special #VoteBrewers #BallotParty!
The Brewers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks starting at 8:40pm CT and we’re encouraging you to stay up late with us and help propel your favorite Brewers to the 2014 All-Star Game in Minnesota. For your efforts, you could even win tickets in FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Suite!
Here’s how it works: Tune in to the Brewers broadcast from FOX Sports Wisconsin on Wednesday night. Then, as you’re watching the game, tweet and/or Instagram photos showing how you’re helping to support the #VoteBrewers effort. Be sure to include BOTH #VoteBrewers AND #BallotParty in your submissions.
During the broadcast, you might even see some of your entries on air!
It could be as simple as a screenshot showing us you’ve voted the maximum number of times, or a more creative photo showing us how you’re campaigning. Entries will be accepted through the end of the game that night.
We’ll select six winners to each win a pair of tickets in FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Suite on Thursday, June 26 as the Crew takes on the Rockies at Miller Park.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
On Monday, MLB released the third update of National League voting totals for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Carlos Gomez has jumped two positions to move into third place among NL outfielders in the league’s tightest race with 1,192,174 votes. He is less than 67,000 votes behind Giancarlo Stanton (1,259,047) for second place. Yasiel Puig currently leads all NL outfielders with 1,472,717 votes.
In case you missed it, our friends at FOX Sports Wisconsin helped put together this brilliant campaign spot to assist in the effort:
Gomez ranks among the National League leaders in a number of offensive categories, including slugging percentage (4th, .554), total bases (4th, 128), extra-base hits (T-4th, 31), runs (T-5th, 42), doubles (T-5th, 17), batting average (7th, .307), home runs (T-8th, 12) and stolen bases (T-10th, 11). He is one of three players in the majors with at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases this season, joining Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon and Minnesota’s Brian Dozier.
Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Jonathan Lucroy, Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura are also among NL Leaders in the balloting.
Ryan Braun, one of 10 National League players with more than one million votes, is sixth among outfielders with 1,058,680 votes in the tightly-contested outfield race. Jonathan Lucroy remains third among National League catchers with 771,313 votes, trailing the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina and the Giants’ Buster Posey. Lucroy is amongNL leaders in multi-hit games (T-1st, 24), doubles (T-2nd, 23), batting average (3rd, .335), hits (4th, 75), on-base percentage (6th, .398) and slugging percentage (10th, .500).
Jean Segura (567,481 votes) ranks third at shortstop, Aramis Ramirez is now fourth among NL third basemen (615,597 votes) and Khris Davis (459,771 votes) moved up a spot to 13th in the outfield.
Balloting at Miller Park continues through this Sunday, June 15, comprising 23 home dates. Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at Brewers.com through Thursday, July 3 at 10:59pm CT.
Everything was falling into place this morning as I prepared for my rappel down the side of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. The sun was out, the temperature was cool and the wind was relatively calm. My nerves calm as well as I rode the elevator up from the lobby to the Polaris restaurant for check-in around 11 a.m. this morning.
Maybe it was that I had spent many memorable family birthday dinners at the Polaris restaurant as a kid and it brought back some good memories, but I was ready to make the 240 foot drop for Shatterproof.
I met Sophia Minnaert of FOX Sports Wisconsin, who also was making the rappel today, at the Polaris (I suggest doing this with a friend, it makes things a little easier). We signed our lives away (a lot of waivers) and walked around to pick up our equipment. Harnesses, clips, straps, helmets, ropes, gloves and walkie-talkies. Getting dressed took a long time. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and they knew what they were doing.
“Safety first, safety last and safety always,” was the motto. The staff from Shatterproof and Over The Edge made us feel comfortable and safe every “step” of the way. Some of the staff had been “cavers”–explorers of caves all over the world. We met a firefighter from Green Bay who was on the rescue squad and had a love of climbing. Everyone was so nice and helpful, it made the drop much more comfortable.
The drop itself didn’t take too long, but was great. Of course, the view from the top of the Hyatt was fantastic–the clear day made it perfect. I looked down and saw my Dad and my friend Jeno down at the bottom. I think they might have been more nervous than I was! I waved to them at the top as I started to lower myself down and they nervously waved back.
During the training session before the rappel down the wall, they said to “trust the rope.” That was hard to do at first, but as you trusted the rope, the drop got more comfortable. It was very smooth and somewhat relaxing.
As I landed, a sense of relief and accomplishment came over me. We made it and we helped raise awareness for a great cause. As I stated in my first blog about this event, Shatterproof is a new organization, but has a great message. Shatterproof has “four strategic pillars” that it uses:
1. Unite, amplify and empower the voices of millions of American families struggling with addiction
2. End the stigma of the disease in order to make treatment more accessible
3. Research and innovate to identify and put into practice evidence-based programs and strategies
4. Advocate for changes in public policy to advance effective treatment and recovery.
With that being said, you can still make a donation on my personal donation page. It would be great to get over the $1,000 mark! Thanks to all of my friends who have donated so far! My wife, Kate, my parents, my sister, Mary Kate, LJ and Sarah Rosales, Matt Armitage, Mike Drescher, Andrew Rutberg, Michelle and Mike Peterson, Emily Begel and, the founder of Shatterproof, Gary Mendall. Thank you for making the jump with me today and contributing to this great cause!
Over the next 20 years, Shatterproof will focus on three measurable goals:
1. Reduce by 50% the number of people addicted to alcohol and other drugs
2. Reduce by 50% the number of deaths from addiction-related substances
3. Reduce by 50% the societal costs of addiction.
I was happy to help Shatterproof make steps to those goals today.
FOX Sports Wisconsin cameraman Mario Hurt caught the above footage that aired on tonight’s broadcast.
A special thank you also goes out to Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer and Brewers Senior Director – Community Relations Katina Shaw who stopped by the event this afternoon. They were a little disappointed they missed our jump and tried to talk us into doing it again. I thought for a split second to go back up, but had my fun for the day.
This evening at Miller Park, Shatterproof Day continued. Mendall threw out the ceremonial first pitch and representatives of the group had an information table set up with plenty of information and facts on the organization. Stay tuned to the blog
Be sure to visit Shatterproof.org to learn more about the organization and how you can help. It takes more than a simple jump to help the more than 22 million Americans struggling with diseases of addiction and the more than 100 million family members who share their pain.