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Brewers Community Foundation & Special Olympics Partner for “Over the Edge” Event at Miller Park Tomorrow

For all cause-conscious thrill seekers, Brewers Community Foundation and Special Olympics Wisconsin have teamed up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the side of Miller Park.

Tomorrow, Brewers Community Foundation and Special Olympics Wisconsin will host “Over the Edge at Miller Park,” where those raising $1,000 or more will have the opportunity to rappel down the side of  our beloved ballpark.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin. Special Olympics provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, providing not only sporting competitions but leadership opportunities and self-esteem and confidence boosters. Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization which provides nearly 10,000 intellectually-disabled individuals with year-round sports training and competition in approximately 180 communities across Wisconsin.

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Jerry Halboth from Williams Bay, Wis. recently competed in athletics at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in June. Less than one month later, he’s embracing a new challenge—rappelling Miller Park.

Participants are asked to fundraise $1,000 to experience this thrilling event. Other popular edge packages include “Toss Your Boss” and “Cast Your Coach”, where companies, students, etc. can collect donations to send leaders over the edge, and the ever-popular, “Buddy Rappel” for the ultimate experience with a friend or family member. A one-story training wall is on-site so participants can get a feel for the harness before they take it to new heights. No prior rappelling experience is required. All participants will be treated like VIPs while supporters cheer them on during their thrilling descent.

Special Olympics Wisconsin is proud to partner with the Brewers Community Foundation, Yelp, Baird, Eaton, and FOX Sports Wisconsin. For more information, to sign up, or to donate, please visit http://overtheedge.fundraising-brewers.com.

In addition to rappelling, there will be fun for the entire family, including music and entertainment. All are invited to attend the event as well in a special spectator viewing area, just above the TGI Friday’s entrance at the northeast corner of the stadium.

Please note that traffic delays are expected around Miller Park this weekend as a full closure of I-94 eastbound and westbound, between Highway 100 and U.S. 45, will be in effect from Friday at 11 p.m. through Monday at 5:30 a.m. Northbound and southbound traffic on I-894/U.S. 45 will remain open. Please plan accordingly.

For those scoring at home, this is the second rappelling event that we’ve been involved with this season. Earlier this year my former blog c0-author, John Steinmiller, rappelled down the side of the Hyatt in downtown Milwaukee for Shatterproof. Get a feel for the experience by reading his recap here.

 

7/19 Update:

Here are some photos from today’s successful event!

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Brewers Community Foundation & Special Olympics Partner for “Over the Edge” Event at Miller Park

For all cause-conscious thrill seekers, Brewers Community Foundation and Special Olympics Wisconsin have teamed up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the side of Miller Park.

On Saturday, July 19, Brewers Community Foundation and Special Olympics Wisconsin will host “Over the Edge at Miller Park,” where those raising $1,000 or more will have the opportunity to rappel down the side of the iconic ballpark.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin. Special Olympics provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, providing not only sporting competitions but leadership opportunities and self-esteem and confidence boosters. Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization which provides nearly 10,000 intellectually-disabled individuals with year-round sports training and competition in approximately 180 communities across Wisconsin.

Opportunities for a “buddy” rappel are also available for those raising $1,500 or more. Companies also can collect donations for the opportunity to “toss your boss” and send those in charge over the edge of Miller Park. For those a bit squeamish about making the rappel down the side of the building, a one-story training wall will be available for participants to get a feel for the harness on the day of the event.

For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit http://overtheedge.fundraising-brewers.com. When signing up, there are simple instructions to distribute donation information to family, friends and co-workers. All are invited to attend the event as well in a special spectator viewing area.

For those scoring at home, this is the second rappeling event that we’ve been involved with this season. Earlier this year, John Steinmiller rappeled down the side of the Hyatt in downtown Milwaukee for Shatterproof. Get a feel for the experience by reading his recap here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

The #CactusCrew’s Day Off

Ah, the rare off-day during Spring Training. Yesterday was the only one for the Crew this spring and many of the players marked the occasion  by heading out to the golf course as there were two different golf events that were held.

The first was Bob Uecker’s inaugural Front Row Classic, which was held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

A number of the Brewers players and coaches, along with several other celebrities participated in the event, which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Here’s a slideshow!

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Over on the Minor League side, a group took part in an event at Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear, benefiting the Special Olympics of Phoenix.

Each foursome was comprised of three folks from the Brewers (including scouts, front office staff and players) and one Special Olympic golfer and they played best ball.  The theme this year was “Cowboy Golf ” and every golfer had to wear something that would depict the cowboy lifestyle (with a penalty of four strokes per team if a player had no cowboy gear on his person–but no boots, bad for greens!).

The Cowboy Golf event raised about $3,000 for Special Olympics of Phoenix.

The Cowboy Golf event raised about $3,000 for Special Olympics of Phoenix.

Participants included: Gord Ash, Mike Guerrero, Michael Reed, Jose Nunez, David Goforth, Drew Gagnon,  Taylor Jungmann, Brooks Hall and scouts Andy Pratt and Ryan Thompson.

In the end, first, second, last place, long drives, closest to pens all donated their winnings to Special Olympics. To go with the $2000 donation check, they also gave a little over a $1000 more in cash. The scramble winners shot 8 under.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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