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Earlier this week, Major League Baseball, Target and PEOPLE announced the 30 winners (one for each MLB team) in the “Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers” campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities.
Eric Vander Loop was selected by you to represent the Milwaukee Brewers in All-Star Week activities. He’ll be recognized during the pre-game ceremony of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game — Tuesday, July 15 with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT on FOX from Target Field in Minneapolis.
Today, we had Eric out to the ballpark, where he was recognized in a pregame ceremony.
Eric and his wife, Karen both teach at Woodland School in Appleton, Wisconsin. Of the 30 All-Star Teachers, Eric’s story was chosen to be featured in PEOPLE Magazine. You can read it here.
Congratulations, Eric and thank you for all of the good you do in the classroom and the community! We are proud to have you represent us in Minnesota and hope to catch up with you to hear about the experience!
Milwaukee Brewers Winner Announced as Part of MLB, Target and Time, Inc.’s ‘PEOPLE’ “All-Star Teachers” Program
Major League Baseball, Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) and PEOPLE today announced the 30 winners in the “Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers” campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities. Eric Vander Loop has been selected by fans to represent the Milwaukee Brewers.
Vander Loop and his wife, Karen both teach at Woodland School in Appleton, Wisconsin. His parents are hardworking, inspiring, honest, and humble and that describes Eric as well. His three passions are family, teaching and baseball, and in his teaching, he educates his students to believe that they can make a difference in the world. A lifelong Brewers fan, Eric coached high school baseball for seven years. Eric started “River Studies Summer Fishing Program” 15 years ago for youth in the district, an initiative to raise funds annually to pay for student materials. Nine years later, he founded the “Unless” program after hearing that a student’s mother and another friend of the Vander Loops both had Stage 4 lung cancer. The students asked Eric what they could do to help, and he created “Unless” from a Dr. Seuss line: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” To date, he continues to lead “Unless” and has raised $86,000.00 to date!
Vander Loop will join one winner representing each of the 30 MLB Clubs to be included in All-Star Week activities and recognized during the pre-game ceremony of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game — Tuesday, July 15 with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT on FOX from Target Field in Minneapolis. As part of the pre-game ceremony, Tony-award winner Idina Menzel will perform the classic song “Forever Young” by 11-time Grammy Award winner Bob Dylan, who is a Minnesota native.
Fans nationwide cast their votes at AllStarTeachers.com to select 30 winners from a pool of 90 finalists. Additionally, Eric Stonestreet, a Dodgers fan who plays a teacher on Modern Family; Matthew Morrison, a Mets fan who plays a teacher on FOX’s Glee; and AJ Calloway of Extra TV, a Yankees fan whose mom is a retired principal and sister is a current principal, served alongside New York Yankees Carlos Beltran and Los Angeles Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez as “All-Star Teachers” Ambassadors to support the program.
Target presents “PEOPLE All-Star Teachers” is just one part of Target, MLB and PEOPLE’s effort to celebrate teachers and raise awareness about the importance of education this baseball season. MLB Legends have attended 14 Target education-focused events in MLB communities throughout the first half of the season including Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, Vinny Castilla, Ron Cey, Cliff Floyd, Luis Gonzalez, Tim Laudner, Gary Matthews, Tony Oliva, Harold Reynolds, Michael Young, Edgar Martinez, Tim Wakefield, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, Chad Tracy and John Smoltz. Guests and fans can visit AllStarTeachers.com and ABullsEyeView.com/Baseball for updates and behind-the-scenes access to campaign activities leading up to the All-Star Game.
Major League Baseball and PEOPLE magazine invite you to nominate individuals who have gone above and beyond to serve their community. Maybe they have mentored disadvantaged children, helped to build houses, cared for abandoned pets or raised awareness for important issues or causes. You can even nominate yourself.
To participate, simply visit peopleallstars.com and enter the information about your everyday All-Star. Submissions include photos, Club affiliation and a brief description of how the nominee has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve his/her community in extraordinary ways.
Three finalists will be selected per Club for the public to vote on at peopleallstars.com from June 1-20. A total of 30 everyday All-Stars (one representing each MLB team) will be honored at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim on July 13 and one will even be featured in PEOPLE magazine!
Brewers fans have a strong history of being active in the community, so I am sure everyone knows someone they can nominate that will represent us well in Anaheim. But you’ll have to hurry, the nomination deadline is tomorrow, Friday, May 14.