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Meijer, Brewers Team Up to Spread Holiday Cheer to Underprivileged Children

Tonight, local families visited Meijer, the shopping supercenter in Wauwatosa, for a memorable shopping experience with Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett.

Scooter Gennett was in town for a special shopping event at Meijer tonight.

Scooter Gennett was in town for a special shopping event at Meijer tonight.

The event was part of a Meijer holiday tradition in which they host “Shop with a Hero” events, pairing underprivileged children with local sport heroes or law enforcement agencies to pick out holiday gifts for themselves and their families.

“This program has been a longstanding Meijer tradition and we’re excited to bring this fun holiday event to Wisconsin,” Meijer Milwaukee Market Director Chris Hoffmann said. “Every child deserves the opportunity to celebrate around the holidays and we’re happy to help make that possible for many local children and families.”

Locally, participating families were identified by USO Wisconsin, Tosa Cares and Sussex Outreach Services. After enjoying dinner, the kids and families took part in a meet and greet with Scooter and his wife, Kelsey, along with Brewers broadcasters Bill Schroeder and Jeff Levering and the Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.

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The kids were then paired with representatives from the Brewers to shop, armed with $100 Meijer gift cards to spend on anything they wanted this holiday season. In addition, in the spirit of paying it forward, they also received a $20 gift card to buy a toy for a child at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Scooter was paired with a young boy named Brandon and the duo had a blast combing the aisles together:

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“We appreciate partnering with Meijer on this great initiative to bring a little more cheer to the holidays for these children,” Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger said. “This is a great complement to the many youth-oriented outreach efforts that we already have in place, and something we hope will become a holiday tradition for our organization.”

It was nice to catch up with Scooter who says he hasn’t had much of an offseason. “I’ve been working out a lot; I’ve been hitting quite a bit, I started about a month a go….It’s tough for me to put down the ball, but I’ve been working out hard and I got a little break to come up here to Milwaukee, see some familiar faces and also, come and do a cool event like this,” he said.

“It was just an awesome event. Obviously this time of year, it’s about giving and doing cool stuff for kids and they definitely knocked it out of the park tonight.”

Following tonight’s event, Scooter says he’s celebrating the holidays by heading to Ohio to see family and then it’s back to Florida.

“I’ve got quite a big family–20 first cousins and they’re all in the Midwest, so we’re going to try to see some of them before we go back down to Florida. Hopefully just relax at the house and have a nice big family dinner.”

Among his holiday traditions are watching the movie Christmas Vacation, stockings and enjoying his mom’s ham.

When asked if there was anything special on his wish list this year, Scooter replied, “I just want the season to get started. I wish I had a time machine. But honestly, I have everything I’ve ever wanted. I don’t really need much, just quality time with our family and our puppy Leo.”

Thanks to Scooter, Kelsey, all of our volunteers and Meijer for their time and generosity in making tonight’s event possible. They put a lot of smiles on faces tonight and made the holiday season brighter for these kids and families.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

For a Gift That’s a Hit with the Kids, Get Them a Brewers Kids Club Membership!

The Brewers Kids Club is the perfect gift idea for kids 14 & under.

For just $25, the Kids Club kit includes six Terrace Reserved ticket vouchers to select games, an official Kids Club cap, drawstring bag, water bottle, membership I.D. card with lanyard, Racing Sausages poster,  and many other exclusive Kids Club opportunities–including participation in a parade around the warning track on August 28!

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With the addition of the three All-Kid Giveaways this season, as well as the new Kids Eat Free on Sundays promotion, this is really a deal that can’t be beat.

To purchase, call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/kidsclub.

The kits are also available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and Miller Park.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

#CookoutWithTheCrew: Brewers Host Pop-Up Tailgates

Today, we proved that there is such a thing as a free lunch as we hosted three “pop-up” or surprise tailgates around the city:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Around 11am this morning, we started posting messages on our social media platforms encouraging fans to come join us for lunch at noon.

When fans arrived at Bayshore Mall’s Town Square, outside UWM’s Student Union and at the park on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, they were treated to a free hot dog or brat, chips and a drink, served up by Brewers players. 

Mascots were also on hand and free bobbleheads were distributed.

This was just a fun way to get the players out in the community and show fans how much we appreciate them as we head into the last weeks of the 2015 season.

Here’s a look at the festivities and some of the fan reaction on social media from each location.

Bayshore Mall’s Town Square

Relievers Will Smith and Tyler Thornburg were on hand to man the grills over at Bayshore.

Thanks for lunch, Will & @tylerthornburg37! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Water Street, Across from Milwaukee Public Market

Downtown on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, pitchers Corey Knebel, Tyler Cravy and Taylor Jungmann served up a lunch that hit the spot:

Thanks for lunch, Corey, Taylor & @tcravy! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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UW-Milwaukee

And finally, on UWM’s campus (without any pre-promotion since we knew we’d have a huge volume of hungry college kids to feed), Jeremy Jeffress, Logan Schafer and Scooter Gennett dished out grub and posed for many selfies:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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The #CookoutWithTheCrew caused quite the buzz around the city over the lunch hour, so much so that we were trending:

Did you #CookoutWithTheCrew today? Be sure to post your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag and we’ll share our favorites!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 9/8/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Choices” by E-40

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Y.M.C.A” by The Village People

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“Callejero” by Don Omar

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peterson – “The Chains” by Fleetwood Mac

Rogers –“We in da City” by Young Dro

Santana – “March Madness” by Future

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Future Rae Sremmurd

Sardinas – “El Manicero” by Oscar de Leon

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “La Napa” by El Alfa

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill

Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

Fans Search High and Low for Scooter Gennett Gnomes During the #ScooterGnome Hunt

Today, the Brewers marketing staff was all over the city hiding Scooter Gennett Gnomes as part of the #ScooterGnome Hunt, a fun social media scavenger hunt.

Last night, we teased the promotion, giving away very little by way of clues, other than the gnomes would not be at Miller Park until we hit our first spot at 7:30am this morning.

Since this was designed to be a social media scavenger hunt, clues were then given via Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat throughout the morning… with a big surprise at the end. Read on!

7:30am Humboldt Park in Bay View

We arrived early in Humboldt Park and placed five signed gnomes over a large area. They were hidden in places such as the band shell, a horseshoe pit, and a tree stump.

Fans who found the gnomes were instructed to meet us at the baseball field where we took their photographs and gave them tickets to the Scooter Gnome All-Fan Giveaway Day on Sunday, September 20.

For those who showed up just a little too late, we also had some items on hand as consolation prizes, as well as fun #ScooterGnome cutout photo op.

9:30am Kletzsch Park in the Glendale area

From there, we headed over to the north side of town and had some fun hiding the gnomes around Kletzsch Park. I think we really threw a lot of fans for a loop with this one as it took them the longest to find all five signed gnomes at this park. They were hidden near interesting areas of the park such as a waterfall, a Disc Golf range, and a volleyball court.

 

 

 

Again, we set up shop at the baseball field to hand out tickets to the lucky winners and other Brewers swag to those who didn’t find a gnome.

Three of the five gnomes have been found. Two left to go! #Brewers #ScooterGnome

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Then, it was time for our final stop.

11:30am Elm Grove Village Park

At this park, instead of tweeting clues to the precise locations of any hidden gnomes, we had much more general clues…

That’s because when fans arrived, they received a big surprise–Scooter himself showed up on the baseball field dressed like his gnome, complete with gnome hat. The first 10 people who arrived at the park received a signed gnome and had their photos taken with Scooter. Scooter then stuck around for a bit, taking more photos and handing out extra Brewers goodies.

The photo-op at the final location looks pretty realistic, no? #ScooterGnome #Brewers

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Did you come out and participate in the #ScooterGnome Hunt today? Maybe I took your photo. Check out the gallery below!

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We had a fun time hiding the gnomes and interacting with the fans today; we hope you had a fun time playing along. And hey, if you didn’t locate a Scooter Gnome today, don’t sweat it. All fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Reds game on Sunday, September 20 will get to take home their very own Scooter Gnome:

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-Cait

@CMoyer

#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

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