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It’s Father’s Day Weekend: Call Up Dad to Have a Catch

Father’s Day is always a great day at the ballpark. There’s just something special about taking in a game with your dad.

This year, the Brewers are celebrating in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate along with us!

First, we’ve got a few special Father’s Day e-cards that you can share:

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Also, don’t forget about our #BrewersAllStarDad contest. Submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram by Sunday night for your chance to win a night in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s suite.

Speaking of Brewers All-Star Dads, many of the Brewers players are fathers themselves. I’ve been hard at work collecting photos of Brewers players with their kids, and/or with their dads. I’ll be adding to this gallery over the weekend and you’ll see these photos on our social media platforms as well.

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We’re also celebrating with plenty of blue as as Major League Baseball has once again teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to dedicate Father’s Day to the fight against prostate cancer. Here are just a few of the examples of blue you might see when you tune in to the Brewers vs. Rockies game on Sunday:

  • MLB blue ribbon wristbands
  • Ribbon decals on uniforms
  • Blue dugout lineup cards
  • Father’s Day base jewels

Through the “Keep Dad in the Game” program, MLB will also be stressing the importance of regular prostate exams as a means of prevention and early detection of prostate cancer. This year also marks participation of MLB players in the 20th annual Home Run Challenge, through which fans can make a monetary pledge for each home run hit during all scheduled MLB games from Monday, June 15-Sunday, June 21. The program has raised approximately $45 million since its inception. Fans can pledge at homerunchallenge.org.

This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Prostate cancer affected my family when my dad was diagnosed with the disease in 2007 at age 59, after having a screening. He had surgery in early 2008 to remove his prostate. It was a scary time for our family, but after five years, he is now cancer-free and officially cured.

I’m so grateful that my dad is alive and well today and I hope that the efforts of MLB continue help keep more dads in the game.

I want to wish my dad a very Happy Father’s Day. I love you dad. Thank you for introducing me to this great game. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!

Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the dads out there–Go BREWERS!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Happy Father’s Day from Miller Park!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there!

Before I share some of the scenes at the park today, I want to wish my own dad, who is celebrating at the game today, a very Happy Father’s Day. I love you dad, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!

A few members of the Crew have special messages, too:

So blessed to be DAD to these awesome Kids!

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And, today at Miller Park, we’re celebrating with blue wristbands as part of MLB’s “Keep Dad in the Game” program, which was developed as part of the League’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness for various forms of cancer. Today is devoted to celebrating fathers and increasing awareness of Prostate Cancer.

MLB Father's Day Ribbon

Major League Baseball has once again teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to promote Prostate Cancer awareness and raise funds to be donated toward research aimed at battling the disease. This year also marks the 19th annual Home Run Challenge, through which fans can make a monetary pledge for each home run hit during all scheduled MLB games from Monday, June 9 through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.The program has raised more than $45 million since its inception.

Finally, today, fans are encouraged to express their gratitude by sharing their favorite baseball memories of dad on social media using #MLBThanksDad. Photos shared on Instagram will be curated on MLB.com/FathersDay with links to the PCF website and father-son baseball highlights.

Play catch at Helfaer Field prior to Sunday home games. #Brewers #FathersDay #mlbthanksdad

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#Brewers #MLBThanksDad.

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Happy Father’s Day.

–Go BREWERS!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

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