Results tagged ‘ Miller Park ’

Aaron Rodgers, Sophia Minnaert Respond to Brewers “Ice Bucket Challenge”

Over the weekend, the Ice Bucket Challenge made its way through the Brewers Clubhouse, starting with Ryan Braun on Saturday and culminating with Kyle Lohse, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez on Sunday.

Brewers Ice Bucket Challenge

Designed to help raise money and awareness for ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.

Yesterday, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (via Jonathan Lucroy);PGA golfer Jason Dufner (via Kyle Lohse, likely as payback for the Stadium Shootout Golf Challenge); and FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Sophia Minnaert (via Carlos Gomez) were tapped for the challenge and so far, two of the three complied.

Aaron Rodgers:

 

Sophia Minnaert:

 

No word yet from Jason Dufner, but we’ll give him an extension on the 24-hour window commonly given for the challenge, as the golfer was forced to withdraw from the 2014 PGA Championship after nine holes on Thursday due to bulging discs in his neck.

Thanks to each of these Ice Bucket Challenge participants for being such good sports and helping to raise awareness and funds for ALS. To learn more about how you can help, click here.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

American Legion All-Star Game at Miller Park Following Today’s Game

Today marks the 43rd year of the Milwaukee Brewers and the American Legion Baseball Partnership and, following today’s game the American Legion All-Star Game will take place here at Miller Park.

Department Commander Bob Shappell from Post 288-Cedarburg threw out today’s first pitch during a special pregame ceremony which also featured appearances by Department Adjutant David Kurtz from Post 23-Milwaukee; State Baseball Commissioner Roger Mathison from Post 116-Coon Valley; State Baseball President Kevin Stangel from Squadron 538-Manitowoc; and the American Legion All-Star Day Chairman Ken Larsen, from Post 201-Tomah; in addition to the participants in today’s American Legion All-Star Game.

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Word to Your Mother! Vanilla Ice Visits Miller Park

Vanilla Ice, the American rapper, actor and television host best known for hit single, “Ice Ice Baby”  stopped by Miller Park on his way to a gig at the Wisconsin State Fair.

If you’ll recall, earlier this season, the Brew Crew had a “Rappers and Wranglers” Road Trip, which resulted in Lyle Overbay dressing up like Mr. Ice himself:

So, it was great to see them meet in the dugout, along with other Brewers players and coaches before tonight’s Brewers vs. Dodgers game:

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Vanilla Ice then threw out the ceremonial first pitch:

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VANILLA ICE FIRST PITCH

 

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

It’s Golf Night at Miller Park!

Tonight, along with the PGA of America and Kohler Co., we’re celebrating “Golf Night at Miller Park”!

We’re just about one year-out from the 2015 PGA Championship, which is preparing to make its third visit to Whistling Straits in nearby Kohler, Wis., August 10-16, 2015.

We assisted the 2015 PGA Championship in kicking off its ticket pre-registration period in late April by hosting defending PGA Champion Jason Dufner at Miller Park. As you may recall, during his visit, Dufner had a little fun with Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse, who ended up losing a bet to the golfer.

And tonight, we’ve got a variety of opportunities and activities for fans:

  • The first 25,000 adults who entered the stadium received a Brewers Coupon book; inside the book is a coupon with instructions on how to pre-register for 2015 PGA Championship tickets. All Brewers fans who pre-register using the coupon will be entered for a chance to win this pin flag signed by Jason Dufner and Kyle Lohse:

Lohse Dufner Flag

 

If you didn’t receive the coupon book, you can still pre-register by completing the free and required online ticket pre-registration by tomorrow at www.PGAChampionship.com in order to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale, which will run August 11-30, 2014.

  • Prior to the game, fans were able to participate in contests with the Kohler Golf Academy and receive quick tips and lessons from local Wisconsin PGA Professionals outside Miller Park on the 3rd Base Plaza.
  • One lucky fan will also be chosen to participate in a putting contest on top of the Brewers dugout and had the chance to win 2015 PGA Championship tickets, as well as a one-night stay at The American Club and golf on one of Kohler’s award-winning courses.

 

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Students: Go Back to School in Style with the Brewers Team Store’s Latest Photo & Essay Contest

I can’t believe I’m writing about going back to school already, but yep, I just checked the calendar and sure enough, it’s August!

And, from now through September 5, students 16 and under can enter to win prizes that will help them go back to school in style from the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park by submitting a photo of themselves wearing Brewers gear, a 100-word-or-less essay on “Why I Am the Most Passionate Brewers Fan” and a completely filled entry form.

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Entries must be turned in at Miller Park by September 5 (submissions are not accepted via mail or email).

Five finalists will be chosen on September 6, 2014 and one Grand Prize winner will be chosen on September 8, 2014.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store, Brewers school supplies, six tickets to the game on September 14, 2014 and a special on field presentation before the game, which includes meeting a Brewers player. The four runners-up will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store and Brewers school supplies.

The photos and essays of the five finalists will be posted here on the blog and shared across our social media channels.

Good luck!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Check In “At the Ballpark” for Your Chance to Win!

If you haven’t already downloaded it, the FREE MLB.com At the Ballpark app offers an abundance of features to enhance your Miller Park experience such as: the ability to upgrade your seats, access to our A-to-Z Fan Guide, ballpark maps and directories, ballpark & player entrance music, social media clubhouse access, in-seat merchandise ordering, club videos and more.

Plus, when you check-in via the app, you have the chance to receive special offers and win prizes!

In fact, this Sunday, August 10 (Cerveceros Day & Chorizo Bobblehead All-Fan Giveaway Day), if we reach 1000 check-ins via the At the Ballpark app, one lucky fan will win this baseball, autographed by Ryan Braun.

Fans checking in at the game on Sunday, August 10 have the chance to win this ball autographed by Ryan Braun.

Fans checking in at the game on Sunday, August 10 have the chance to win this ball autographed by Ryan Braun.

Simply download MLB.com At the Ballpark® — FREE for your iPhone, iPod touch and Android device.

New this year, we’ve installed iBeacon technology at Miller Park, which means you should be checked in automatically if you’ve authorized the app to do so.

Boom! You’re entered to win just by walking in the door.

Just another perk of coming to the park.

 Click here to download the app now.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Happy PGA Championship Week! Enter to Win Tix to Golf Night at Miller Park and a Cap Signed by Kyle Lohse!

It’s PGA Championship Week and the 2014 tournament is underway today at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

As you know by now, I love golf, so you can be sure I’ll be watching in between ballgames this weekend.

But NEXT YEAR, I will be heading up to Whistling Straits in Kohler as the 2015 tournament will be held here in Wisconsin August 10-16.

And, in case you missed it, this Saturday, along with the PGA of America and Kohler Co., we’ll be celebrating Golf Night at Miller Park with all sorts of fun activities and opportunities for fans.

You may recall that earlier this season, we assisted the 2015 PGA Championship in kicking off its ticket pre-registration period in late April by hosting defending PGA Champion Jason Dufner at Miller Park. During his visit, Dufner had a little fun with Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse.

Dew Deck Lohse

And today, to celebrate PGA Championship Week, Golf Night at Miller Park and next year’s PGA Championship in Kohler, we’ve got a pair of tickets to Saturday’s game to give away, along with this 2015 PGA Championship cap signed by Kyle:

LOHSE PGA HAT

All you have to do is follow @Brewers on Twitter and Retweet our designated tweet for your chance to win.

If you don’t win, you can still have fun at the game on Saturday. Tickets for “Golf Night at Miller Park” are available at  Brewers.com or by calling 414-902-GAME.

Fans hoping to attend the 2015 PGA Championship should complete the free and required online ticket pre-registration by Sunday at www.PGAChampionship.com in order to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale, which will run August 11-30, 2014.

See you at both!

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

What Cait Ate: Orange Dreamsicle Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-Cait

Orange Dreamsicle Custard 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 player-themed burgers and opposing team-themed concrete mixers, like this one, here for the Giants Series only: Orange Dreamsicle.

Orange Dreamsicle AJ Bombers

 

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!

Rating:

(out of 5)

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!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Join us for Badgers Cap Night on Friday, 8/22

Badgers students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for Badgers Cap Night on Friday, August 22.

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Proudly display Wisconsin colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates with your one-of-a-kind, Badgers-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase Badger Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, University of Wisconsin students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29. As an added bonus, attendees will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s All-Fan T-Shirt Giveaway.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/wisconsin. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Championship Game Played at Miller Park

Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball.

This weekend, we were proud to host the 2014 RBI Central Regional Tournament in Milwaukee! Seven leagues competed in the junior, senior and softball divisions over the weekend, with the championship game played at Miller Park today.

Congratulations to these three teams who will advance to the RBI World Series game in Texas!

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Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!

When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF  and include our handle, @Brewers.

That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation! 

We won $7500 the last three months, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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