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Brewers bullpen catcher and Racine native Marcus Hanel (otherwise known as “Koos”) has always had a desire to help children and so, about 10 years ago, he formed “Koos for Kids,” a charity focusing on helping terminally ill and disadvantaged children in the area.
Over the years, Koos for Kids has been able to help numerous terminally ill children by purchasing them laptops, iPads, zoo passes, airline tickets, animals…whatever it might be that makes their days a little brighter.
They’ve also purchased over 3000 winter coats for disadvantaged children in the local area, as well as organized and run the Challenger Baseball League, where over 60 children with special needs can come and be part of a team and learn the game of baseball. And there are countless other ways they have helped the local community, thanks to the support of many businesses and caring individuals.
This coming Sunday, June 1, you have the opportunity to help support this terrific cause.
The Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs at 1p.m. that day and, following the game, Marcus, along with Brewers players and coaches, will be making their way to the Milwaukee County Zoo for a Koos for Kids event.
For just $25, you’ll receive a ticket to the zoo (good all day), zoo parking, dinner, a special Q&A with Brewers coaches emceed by Bill Schroeder and Sophia Minnaert, autographs from Brewers players and the opportunity to participate in auctions and raffles. Of course proceeds from the event go to the Koos for Kids organization, where they are used to give back to the community.
Marcus recently tweeted out a list of players scheduled to appear at the event:
And, I spoke with Marcus the other day and he told me that sales for this annual event are strong, but if you hurry, you can still get in on the fun. Click here to reserve your ticket today!
Why not make it a doubleheader of Brewers fun? Be sure to get your tickets to the Brewers vs. Cubs series, too!
Everything was falling into place this morning as I prepared for my rappel down the side of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. The sun was out, the temperature was cool and the wind was relatively calm. My nerves calm as well as I rode the elevator up from the lobby to the Polaris restaurant for check-in around 11 a.m. this morning.
Maybe it was that I had spent many memorable family birthday dinners at the Polaris restaurant as a kid and it brought back some good memories, but I was ready to make the 240 foot drop for Shatterproof.
I met Sophia Minnaert of FOX Sports Wisconsin, who also was making the rappel today, at the Polaris (I suggest doing this with a friend, it makes things a little easier). We signed our lives away (a lot of waivers) and walked around to pick up our equipment. Harnesses, clips, straps, helmets, ropes, gloves and walkie-talkies. Getting dressed took a long time. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and they knew what they were doing.
“Safety first, safety last and safety always,” was the motto. The staff from Shatterproof and Over The Edge made us feel comfortable and safe every “step” of the way. Some of the staff had been “cavers”–explorers of caves all over the world. We met a firefighter from Green Bay who was on the rescue squad and had a love of climbing. Everyone was so nice and helpful, it made the drop much more comfortable.
The drop itself didn’t take too long, but was great. Of course, the view from the top of the Hyatt was fantastic–the clear day made it perfect. I looked down and saw my Dad and my friend Jeno down at the bottom. I think they might have been more nervous than I was! I waved to them at the top as I started to lower myself down and they nervously waved back.
During the training session before the rappel down the wall, they said to “trust the rope.” That was hard to do at first, but as you trusted the rope, the drop got more comfortable. It was very smooth and somewhat relaxing.
As I landed, a sense of relief and accomplishment came over me. We made it and we helped raise awareness for a great cause. As I stated in my first blog about this event, Shatterproof is a new organization, but has a great message. Shatterproof has “four strategic pillars” that it uses:
1. Unite, amplify and empower the voices of millions of American families struggling with addiction
2. End the stigma of the disease in order to make treatment more accessible
3. Research and innovate to identify and put into practice evidence-based programs and strategies
4. Advocate for changes in public policy to advance effective treatment and recovery.
With that being said, you can still make a donation on my personal donation page. It would be great to get over the $1,000 mark! Thanks to all of my friends who have donated so far! My wife, Kate, my parents, my sister, Mary Kate, LJ and Sarah Rosales, Matt Armitage, Mike Drescher, Andrew Rutberg, Michelle and Mike Peterson, Emily Begel and, the founder of Shatterproof, Gary Mendall. Thank you for making the jump with me today and contributing to this great cause!
Over the next 20 years, Shatterproof will focus on three measurable goals:
1. Reduce by 50% the number of people addicted to alcohol and other drugs
2. Reduce by 50% the number of deaths from addiction-related substances
3. Reduce by 50% the societal costs of addiction.
I was happy to help Shatterproof make steps to those goals today.
FOX Sports Wisconsin cameraman Mario Hurt caught the above footage that aired on tonight’s broadcast.
A special thank you also goes out to Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer and Brewers Senior Director – Community Relations Katina Shaw who stopped by the event this afternoon. They were a little disappointed they missed our jump and tried to talk us into doing it again. I thought for a split second to go back up, but had my fun for the day.
This evening at Miller Park, Shatterproof Day continued. Mendall threw out the ceremonial first pitch and representatives of the group had an information table set up with plenty of information and facts on the organization. Stay tuned to the blog
Be sure to visit Shatterproof.org to learn more about the organization and how you can help. It takes more than a simple jump to help the more than 22 million Americans struggling with diseases of addiction and the more than 100 million family members who share their pain.
Today, we, along with FOX Sports Wisconsin, announced a 150-game television schedule for the 2014 season. FOX Sports Wisconsin will serve as the exclusive local television home for the Milwaukee Brewers. Select Brewers games also will be televised nationally on FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1.
FOX Sports Wisconsin’s regular season coverage begins Monday, March 31, with the Brewers’ home opener against Atlanta — the first of seven televised games against the Braves.
Other highlights from the 2014 schedule include: eighteen games against the division rival Chicago Cubs, a pair of home-and-home series with the Minnesota Twins scheduled for June 2-5, and three games against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
Brian Anderson will continue to serve as the primary play-by-play announcer with newcomer Matt Lepay joining analyst Bill Schroeder in the broadcast booth for select telecasts. Craig Coshun also will serve as play-by-play announcer for select telecasts late in the season while continuing his role as the main host for Brewers Live pre and postgame shows. Brewers Live airs before and after Brewers telecasts with Jeff Grayson, Telly Hughes and Sophia Minnaert reporting as well as analysis from former first base coach Davey Nelson and former Brewer Jerry Augustine.
FOX Sports Wisconsin also will televise a total of fourteen Brewers home spring training games in 2014. For the complete schedule, click here.
All games are broadcast in high definition.
2014 Milwaukee Brewers Broadcast Schedule
Date Day Opponent Time
Mar. 31 Monday Atlanta 1:00 PM
Apr. 1 Tuesday Atlanta 7:00 PM
Apr. 2 Wednesday Atlanta 12:00 PM
Apr. 4 Friday at Boston 1:00 PM
Apr. 5 Saturday at Boston 6:00 PM
Apr. 6 Sunday at Boston 12:30 PM
Apr. 7 Monday at Philadelphia 2:00 PM*
Apr. 9 Wednesday at Philadelphia 6:00 PM
Apr. 10 Thursday at Philadelphia 6:00 PM
Apr. 11 Friday Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Apr. 12 Saturday Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Apr. 13 Sunday Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Apr. 14 Monday St. Louis 7:00 PM
Apr. 15 Tuesday St. Louis 7:00 PM
Apr. 17 Thursday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Apr. 18 Friday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Apr. 19 Saturday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Apr. 20 Sunday at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM
Apr. 21 Monday San Diego 7:00 PM
Apr. 22 Tuesday San Diego 7:00 PM
Apr. 23 Wednesday San Diego 7:00 PM
Apr. 25 Friday Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Apr. 26 Saturday Chicago Cubs 6:00 PM
Apr. 27 Sunday Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
Apr. 28 Monday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Apr. 29 Tuesday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Apr. 30 Wednesday at St. Louis 12:30 PM*
May 1 Thursday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
May 2 Friday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
May 3 Saturday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
May 4 Sunday at Cincinnati 3:00 PM
May 5 Monday Arizona 7:00 PM
May 6 Tuesday Arizona 7:00 PM
May 9 Friday N.Y. Yankees 7:00 PM
May 10 Saturday N.Y. Yankees 6:00 PM
May 11 Sunday N.Y. Yankees 1:00 PM
May 13 Tuesday Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
May 14 Wednesday Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
May 16 Friday at Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM*
May 17 Saturday at Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
May 18 Sunday at Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
May 19 Monday at Atlanta 6:00 PM
May 20 Tuesday at Atlanta 6:00 PM
May 21 Wednesday at Atlanta 6:00 PM
May 22 Thursday at Atlanta 6:00 PM
May 23 Friday at Miami 6:00 PM
May 24 Saturday at Miami 3:00 PM
May 25 Sunday at Miami 12:00 PM
May 26 Monday Baltimore 1:00 PM*
May 27 Tuesday Baltimore 7:00 PM
May 28 Wednesday Baltimore 7:00 PM
May 30 Friday Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
May 31 Saturday Chicago Cubs 3:00 PM 26
June 1 Sunday Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
June 2 Monday Minnesota 7:00 PM
June 3 Tuesday Minnesota 7:00 PM
June 4 Wednesday at Minnesota 7:00 PM
June 5 Thursday at Minnesota 7:00 PM
June 6 Friday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
June 7 Saturday at Pittsburgh 3:00 PM
June 8 Sunday at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM
June 10 Tuesday at N.Y. Mets 6:00 PM
June 11 Wednesday at N.Y. Mets 6:00 PM
June 12 Thursday at N.Y. Mets 6:00 PM
June 13 Friday Cincinnati 7:00 PM
June 14 Saturday Cincinnati 6:00 PM (FOX)
June 15 Sunday Cincinnati 1:00 PM
June 16 Monday at Arizona 8:30 PM
June 17 Tuesday at Arizona 8:30 PM
June 18 Wednesday at Arizona 8:30 PM
June 19 Thursday at Arizona 2:30 PM*
June 20 Friday at Colorado 7:30 PM
June 21 Saturday at Colorado 3:00 PM
June 22 Sunday at Colorado 3:00 PM
June 23 Monday Washington 7:00 PM*
June 24 Tuesday Washington 7:00 PM
June 26 Thursday Colorado 7:00 PM
June 27 Friday Colorado 7:00 PM
June 28 Saturday Colorado 3:00 PM
June 29 Sunday Colorado 1:00 PM
July 1 Tuesday at Toronto 12:00 PM*
July 2 Wednesday at Toronto 11:30 AM*
July 4 Friday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
July 5 Saturday at Cincinnati 3:00 PM
July 6 Sunday at Cincinnati 12:00 PM
July 7 Monday Philadelphia 7:00 PM
July 8 Tuesday Philadelphia 7:00 PM
July 9 Wednesday Philadelphia 7:00 PM
July 11 Friday St. Louis 7:00 PM
July 12 Saturday St. Louis 3:00 PM (FS1)
July 13 Sunday St. Louis 1:00 PM
July 18 Friday at Washington 6:00 PM
July 19 Saturday at Washington 6:00 PM
July 20 Sunday at Washington 12:30 PM
July 21 Monday Cincinnati 7:00 PM
July 22 Tuesday Cincinnati 7:00 PM
July 24 Thursday N.Y. Mets 7:00 PM
July 25 Friday N.Y. Mets 7:00 PM
July 26 Saturday N.Y. Mets 6:00 PM
July 27 Sunday N.Y. Mets 1:00 PM
July 28 Monday at Tampa Bay 6:00 PM
July 29 Tuesday at Tampa Bay 6:00 PM
July 30 Wednesday at Tampa Bay 11:00 AM
Aug. 1 Friday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Aug. 2 Saturday at St. Louis 6:00 PM
Aug. 3 Sunday at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Aug. 5 Tuesday San Francisco 7:00 PM
Aug. 6 Wednesday San Francisco 7:00 PM
Aug. 8 Friday L.A. Dodgers 7:00 PM
Aug. 9 Saturday L.A. Dodgers 6:00 PM
Aug. 10 Sunday L.A. Dodgers 1:00 PM
Aug. 11 Monday at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Aug. 12 Tuesday at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Aug. 13 Wednesday at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Aug. 15 Friday at L.A. Dodgers 9:00 PM
Aug. 16 Saturday at L.A. Dodgers 8:00 PM
Aug. 17 Sunday at L.A. Dodgers 3:00 PM
Aug. 19 Tuesday Toronto 7:00 PM
Aug. 22 Friday Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Aug. 23 Saturday Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Aug. 24 Sunday Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Aug. 25 Monday at San Diego 9:00 PM
Aug. 26 Tuesday at San Diego 9:00 PM
Aug. 27 Wednesday at San Diego 9:00 PM
Aug. 29 Friday at San Francisco 9:00 PM
Aug. 30 Saturday at San Francisco 8:00 PM
Aug. 31 Sunday at San Francisco 3:00 PM
Sept. 1 Monday at Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM*
Sept. 2 Tuesday at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Sept. 3 Wednesday at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Sept. 4 Thursday St. Louis 7:00 PM
Sept. 5 Friday St. Louis 7:00 PM
Sept. 6 Saturday St. Louis 6:00 PM
Sept. 7 Sunday St. Louis 1:00 PM
Sept. 8 Monday Miami 7:00 PM
Sept. 9 Tuesday Miami 7:00 PM
Sept. 10 Wednesday Miami 7:00 PM
Sept. 11 Thursday Miami 7:00 PM
Sept. 12 Friday Cincinnati 7:00 PM
Sept. 13 Saturday Cincinnati 6:00 PM
Sept. 14 Sunday Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Sept. 16 Tuesday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Sept. 17 Wednesday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Sept. 18 Thursday at St. Louis 7:00 PM
Sept. 19 Friday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Sept. 20 Saturday at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Sept. 21 Sunday at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM
Sept. 23 Tuesday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
Sept. 24 Wednesday at Cincinnati 6:00 PM
Sept. 26 Friday Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Sept. 27 Saturday Chicago Cubs 6:00 PM
Sept. 28 Sunday Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
*Denotes weekday day games that will be replayed in primetime
FS1: Game televised nationally on FOX Sports 1
FOX: Game televised nationally on FOX Sports
All Times Central
Schedule Subject to Change
-John and Cait
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