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Brewers S.C.O.R.E. Big Today With Students at Milwaukee College Prep School

The annual S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day presented by The Gordon Flesch Company took place today at Milwaukee College Prep School’s 38th Street Campus. The excitement level of these first through sixth graders was through the roof. They were probably the most fired up I have seen a S.C.O.R.E group in my seven or eight years of participating in the program! Brewers television play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson hosted the program. He was joined by Carlos Gomez, Scooter Gennett and, Brewers alum, Larry Hisle.

The S.C.O.R.E. program is one of the Brewers “Beyond the Diamond” program initiatives. S.C.O.R.E. is an acronym for School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models and Excellence with an emphasis on education, interaction and life skills. During the program, players engage students in a dialogue about the importance of these five S.C.O.R.E. elements. The program helps open communication between the students and their role models. T-shirts and game tickets were provided to each student in the school today. “Beyond the Diamond” is a series of community outreach events that take place throughout the Brewers season in partnership with Brewers Community Foundation and Brewers Community Relations.

Anderson called a few students up to hear their thoughts on what School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models and Excellence meant to them and Gennett, Gomez and Hisle each shared their thoughts as well.

Gennett talked about how helping in your community can be as simple as picking up trash in your neighborhood or checking on a neighbor. He also talked about the importance of having pride in your community.

Gomez talked about taking advantage of opportunities to improve your life. Specifically, he talked about how he took advantage of his abilities on the baseball field and continually worked hard to become a Major League Baseball player. Always working hard was the theme of what he had to show and it is clear that Gomez practices what he preaches.

Anderson introduced Hisle to the group as one of his role models. Hisle talked about how role models in the kids lives–teachers, parents or older siblings–can be of help when growing up.

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The kids were very well-behaved, but very excited to have the Brewers at their school today. I didn’t think they could scream any louder, but then Anderson introduced The Famous Racing Sausages and, well, the kids turned it up and absolutely went bananas.

Milwaukee College Prep is a charter school in Milwaukee with three campuses and over 1400 kids. Principal Maggy Olson did a great job of welcoming the Brewers into her school today. We wish her and the rest of the fabulous teachers the best of luck the rest of this afternoon as the kids will be pumped up the rest of the afternoon! I will be fired up the rest of my day as the dance party before the event was pretty energizing!

A special thanks goes out to Kurt Konicke, branch manager for The Gordon Flesch Company, who attended the event and addressed the children. The Brewers Community Relations Department, Katina Shaw and Erica Bowring along with Andrew Lukinich and Mary DeLatt of the Brewers Corporate Marketing Department, were also there and put a lot of work into making sure the children of Milwaukee College Prep had a day they will never forget. Looking at the faces of these kids today, the hard work of every one involved did pay off.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Community Foundation Week Activities for Today – Alumni Photos

The Brewers are back from a long road trip and that means Brewers Community Foundation Week kicks off at Miller Park tonight!

The Brewers are set to face the Reds tonight to start a four-game set and fans will have the opportunity to take a photograph with various Brewers alumni starting when the gates open until 7:45 pm. Photos will be available for $10 per person, per session (for example you can take photos with all eight alumni in the four separate sessions for $40), at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Fans will need to provide their own camera for their photos. The schedule of alumni is as follows (subject to change):

5:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Paul Wagner and Ken Sanders

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Craig Counsell and Larry Hisle

6:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Gorman Thomas and Jim Gantner

7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Jerry Augustine and Dave Nelson

Don’t forget, the Ultimate Auction is open for bidding all week.  Check it out for some wonderful, one-of-a-kind opportunities!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Thanksgiving Basket Delivery

Yesterday, I participated in the Brewers Community Foundation’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Delivery.  The BCF along with its partners, 1290 WMCS-AM, the Milwaukee County Sheriff, Feeding America and Hunger Task Force presented 500 full Thanksgiving meals for those in need.  The recipients of the meals were selected by WMCS-AM through letters and e-mails submitted to the station.

After a short press conference at Miller Park, we loaded up some boxes and headed over to the Guest House just north of Marquette University’s campus.  The Guest House is a homeless shelter for men that gives more to men than a roof over their head, but also works to find jobs, health care, education and other social services for its guests. 

We delivered over 15 full Thanksgiving meals to the Guest House that included everything you need for the traditional Thanksgiving meal–dressing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, cake mix, canned yams, corn, green beans, fruit, and, of course, a turkey.  Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation presented the Guest House with a $10,000 contribution.  It was a great gesture in a time of giving.

Special thanks go out to Brewers television play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson and former Brewers great Larry Hisle for their assistance yesterday.  You could see the excitement in the eyes of the recipients at the Guest House yesterday when they saw the former All-Star slugger (who is now an All-Star in the community).  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and numerous representatives from 1290 WMCS-AM were also on hand for yesterday’s delivery.

The remaining meals will be distributed today and tomorrow by WMCS-AM.

Click this link to see some of the video highlights from yesterday.

 

From the Brewers family to your family, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

– JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Brewers Team Up With Local Partners to Give Thanks

The Brewers and Brewers Charities today along with friends with 1290 WMCS-AM Radio Milwaukee, Feeding America, the Hunger Task Force, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters teamed up to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to 500 area families.  A press conference was held just a few minutes ago here at Miller Park to kick off the deliveries to all parts of the Milwaukee area.  Brian Anderson was on hand to host the press conference.

 
This initiative was started 15 years ago by WMCS Radio and joined by the Brewers and Brewers Charities in the following year.  Feeding America, the Hunger Task Force and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office have joined in subsequent years to strengthen the program and this year, the Brewers Wives organization and the Brotherood of Firefighters joined the cause.

Each box includes all the fixings necessary for a complete Thanksgiving meal: stuffing mix, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce, macaroni & cheese, canned yams, corn, green beans, fruit, applesauce, corn muffins, cake mixes and frosting.  In addition, turkeys will be included in each meal box.  The Brotherhood of Firefighters also donated smoke detector vouchers for each family and will install the detectors free of charge.

This is a wonderful program that the Brewers and these other Milwaukee-area groups organize for the community.  Last year, the program fed 300 families and this year–in times where many more people are in need–it will feed 500 families.

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Brewers Charities Executive Director Cecelia Gore makes some last minute preparations to the Thanksgiving Basket Press Conference this morning.

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Brewers play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson joined by Mike Jonas (center) of the Hunger Task Force and DeWayne Smoots (right) of the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters.


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Mary Fischer, wife of Brewers Third Base Coach Brad Fischer, Brian Anderson, Brewers alum Larry Hisle, Brewers Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill were all on hand for this morning’s press conference and will all spend the day delivering baskets around the Milwaukee community.

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Marcus Hanel talks with Jason Newton of WISN-TV 12 about the Thanksgiving program. 

 

– John

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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