Results tagged ‘ Scooter Gennett ’

#ScooterGnome Photo Op at Miller Park

I’m so excited about Miller Park’s newest photo op, a #ScooterGnome cutout in advance of the All-Fan Giveaway slated for Sunday, September 20.

I had the cutout out at batting practice today so I could show Scooter. He thought it was pretty awesome.

Be sure to take your photo with the new #ScooterGnome cutout at Miller Park! #Brewers

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However, many of his teammates made the comment that it was “life-size,” so Scooter had to dispel the myth:

Don’t worry, Scoot, they’re just jealous. :)

Next time you’re at Miller Park, be sure to look for the cutout in the kids area in the right-field corner on the Field Level.

Also….I just couldn’t resist!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Scooter Gennett & Wily Peralta Trade Places With Southwest Airlines

Today at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, Scooter Gennett and Wily Peralta took on some unusual jobs as he Traded Places with a crew from Southwest Airlines, the Club’s official airline.

Southwest Airlines invited Scooter and Wily, along with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, to surprise some unsuspecting customers as they did everything that Southwest employees do on a daily basis.  Marshal in planes, ride a tug, load luggage, make boarding announcements and take boarding passes–it was all a part of the special event.

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It was great to see the look on the faces of passengers and airport workers when walking through the terminal with Scooter, Wily and the mascots and I think Scooter and Wily had a great time, too.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Scooter Gennett GNOME Revealed! Get Yours September 20.

Our twelfth All-Fan Giveaway of 2015 is another GNOME….this one featuring Scooter Gennett! You can get yours when the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, September 20.

MB-15_Bobblehead-Unveil-Scooter-600x600Visit brewers.com/allfans to secure your ticket and your Scooter Gennett gnome.

– Cait

@CMOYER

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Two Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is less than two weeks away!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 83, 44 or 22 mile routes. 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.

Full route maps are now available on the race website.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to 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 that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

Also, just announced: Packet Pick-Up is confirmed for Tuesday, August 4 from 11am-2pm or 4-7p, at 88Nine Radio in downtown Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue). You may also pick up your packet day of ride.

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Fans Have a Ball at the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon

Tonight, fans joined Matt Garza and his fellow teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with Brewers players, all while helping raise money for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a safe haven for abused women and children.

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The event took place at JB’s on 41 and in addition to Matt Garza, the host of the event, among those in attendance were: Scooter Gennett, Shane Peterson, Hernan Perez, Khris Davis, Adam Lind, Kyle Lohse, Mike Fiers, Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jungmann, Tyler Cravy, Jeremy Jeffress, Corey Knebel and Michael Blazek.

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Tyler Cravy had the high score among the Brewers players and Kyle Lohse had the lowest score.

In addition, there were many items included in a silent auction to raise additional money for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, including a special batting practice experience, a Ryan Braun autographed jersey, a Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage package, a Bernie’s Slide Experience and more.

The goal of the Sojourner Family Peace Center is to ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers, by making positive and lasting changes.  The Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year.

-Cait

@CMoyer

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Three Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just three weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. 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.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to 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 that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We’ve already told you about some of the great fundraising incentives, so this week, let’s focus on the organizations for which we’re riding.

Urban Ecology Center:  Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understandings as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.  These Environmental Community Centers provide outdoor science education for urban youth, protect and use public national areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant, preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters, promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, stewardship, recreation and camaraderie, need practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors.  For more information, visit their website at www.urbanecologycenter.org.

Dream Bikes: DreamBikes strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future.  For more information, visit their website at www.dream-bikes.org.

Penfield Children’s Center: Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programing.  For more information, visit their website at www.penfieldchildren.org.

Miracle League of Milwaukee: The Miracle League believes everyone deserves the chance to play baseball. The league allows all children to play organized baseball, regardless of ability. Kids with special-needs dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases, just like their peers in standard little leagues.  For more information, visit their website atwww.miracleleaguemilwaukee.org.

 

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Go To Bat for Guest House on August 18; Packages on Sale Now

Join Baker Tilly as it teams up with Mike Fiers, Jeremy Jeffress and Brewers Community Foundation to support the Guest House on Tuesday, August 18 as the Brewers take on the Marlins at Miller Park.

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The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.

Corporate ticket packages for this unique event are on sale now. You’ll get 10 Gehl Club tickets, which include a full buffet, and two glasses of beer or wine per adult. Each guest will also get to take home an authentic autographed baseball signed by Mike Fiers or Jeremy Jeffress.

Grab some coworkers and enjoy the game from the Gehl Club while supporting a great cause! Call (414)902-HOPE (4673) to reserve your package today.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Four Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just four weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. 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.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to 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 that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We already told you about one of the coolest fundraising incentives, an entry into a raffle for this custom Domane 6 Series bike (donated by the Lowlands Group) for anyone raising $500 or more…

 Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group--and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group–and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

 

But today, I wanted to focus on a couple more wearables you could get by raising money for these great causes.

First, anyone raising $250 or more will receive a limited edition cycling cap

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and anyone raising $750 or more will also receive this cycling jersey…all in addition to other items such as the raffle entry for the bike, Brewers tickets, batting practice opportunities and more. To check out the full list of items and levels, click here.

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Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Scooter Gennett Gives Pottery Lesson for Charity

Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Throwing pottery.

It’s an interest that started back in high school.

“I took six classes in high school and actually got a Portfolio credit and an AP credit, which is pretty cool. I didn’t go to college and get the opportunity to use those, but hopefully one day I get to go back,” he said.

He acknowledges that it is a unique hobby for a baseball player and he takes any good-natured ribbing all in stride.

“The team….had a little fun with the picture of me in ESPN The Magazine last year,” Scooter admitted. (Yes, the Ghost references were flying.)

But for him, he says it’s a way to have fun and relax at the same time.

“It’s definitely something to get my mind off of anything that could be bothering me. A lot of people I know that do it, do it just for relaxing…. Also, it’s a lot of fun. It’s fun to get dirty away from the field,” he said.

Scooter says his favorite thing to make is jewelry boxes. He’s made them for his mom, sister and wife.

Earlier today, Scooter  was kind enough to share his time and his talents with Kim and Brian Briesemeister, who won the experience as part of a Major League Baseball auction to raise money for LUNGevity.

LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized.  LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.

Kim and Brian won the auction and presented it to their 13-year-old daughter Rebecca as a Christmas gift.

“They gave me a shoe box with a picture of Scooter and a shirt. The email that said they had won the experience was at the bottom of the box. At first I was really confused why I had a box of Scooter stuff….Then, I screamed, and I cried…yeah,” Rebecca recalled, blushing at the memory and thrilled for the opportunity

This morning, the Briesemesiter family, along with Judy, Rebecca’s grandmother, met Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery in Wauwatosa, where they worked with the helpful Suzy and Mike to create their works of art.

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The Briesemesiter family and Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery.

“The last seven months have gone by really slowly….I was just really excited the whole time,” said Rebecca.

First, the group worked on the wheel–what people traditionally think of when they picture throwing pottery:

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Next, they got to do some hand building, working together to create a platter:

Scooter Gennett Pottery

Scooter and the family “autographed” their work, which will be fired in the giant kilns at Creative Fire. The Briesemesiters will return to glaze the pieces they created when finished.

Scooter Gennett Pottery

“It was really fun. Scooter was really cool and helpful with the pottery making,” said Rebecca, who is looking forward to taking a class in pottery next year at South Milwaukee Middle School. “It was amazing, everything that I had wanted it to be.”

Scooter agreed. “It was a lot of fun. Not only spending time with [Rebecca] and her family and kinda making a good Christmas gift come true, I think it was a lot of fun. For me, whenever I get to do pottery, it’s always a lot of fun. And obviously, it was for a great cause, too,” Scooter said.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Scooter Gennett to Give Pottery Lesson for Charity

Baseball players find many ways to kill time, whether on the road, waiting to come to Miller Park for a game or between workouts in the off-season. And while everyone finds ways to stay occupied, Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Throwing pottery.

Scooter loves to share his interests, and this Tuesday Kim and Brian Briesemeister will “throw clay” instead of a baseball after the pair won an exclusive pottery lesson with the Brewers second baseman. From 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. tomorrow, media are invited to come and watch as Gennett gives his best “Ghost” impression to the Briesemeister family as they will focus efforts on creating works of art to rival the great masters..

Earlier this year as part of Major League Baseball and the Brewers efforts to help raise money for LUNGevity, the team placed several different experiences up for auction.  Along with a chance to own a game-used sweater and spend some time with team’s legendary announcer Bob Uecker, the Brewers also placed a pottery experience with Scooter Gennett up for bids.

LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized.  LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.

Kim and Brian Briesemeister won the auction for their daughter, Rebecca.  The 13-year-old Rebecca is a huge Scooter Gennett fan and will participate with her parents.

 

For more information about LUNGevity please visit lungevity.org.  For information about the Brewers and their ongoing efforts in the community, please visit brewers.com.

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