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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Brewers have a number of activities to get in the giving spirit. 

This afternoon–along with a number of my Brewers front office counterparts–I will be manning the phones for the WISN-TV 12 Food For Families Food Bank from 3 – 5 p.m.  We will be at the WISN-TV studios answering phones and taking donations that will benefit the Hunger Task Force.

I’m not sure the phone number to call to donate quite yet, but when I get that number, I will be sure to update the blog.  If you call in, make sure to ask for me!  I want to make sure those phones are ringing all afternoon with generous donations for the Hunger Task Force.  Tune in and make a donation!

Yesterday, Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel, and his wife, Jill, distributed 300 coats for children at Gilbert Stuart School on Milwaukee’s north side through their “Koos for Kids” organization.

Tomorrow, a number of Brewers staff and players will be at Helfaer Field from 8 – 11 a.m. collecting food for the Brewers Community Foundation, CBS 58 and Hunger Task Force Food Drive.  While Brewers personnel will staff the Helfaer Field drop off location in the morning, food can be dropped off at tomorrow between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 
 
Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last. A number of Brewers special guests and CBS 58 News Team members will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations.

Finally, don’t forget about another opportunity to help Brewers Community Foundation and the Hunger Task Force through an online auction of player-designed “turkey hands.”  Jim Henderson, Jonathan Lucroy, Brandon Kintzler and Tyler Thornburg put their creative talents to work on the traditional Thanksgiving art project of hand-drawn “turkey hands.”  The auction will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CT.  

The Thanksgiving holiday is great time to show how thankful we all are for what we have and a perfect way to do that is giving back to your community in any way that you can.  Stay tuned to the blog for updates from the phone bank this afternoon and from the food drive at Helfaer Field tomorrow!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Online Registration for Drumstick Dash Closes Today!

In case you haven’t heard, the second annual Drumstick Dash is coming to Miller Park this Thursday, November 28, at 8:30 AM. The Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik’s Food Market is a 3.1 mile run/walk and will begin and finish at Miller Park. The race is open to all ages and will benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Nonperishable food donations will be collected race day and monetary donation opportunities will be available prior to the event.

On race day, volunteers and staff will be donned in turkey hats and there will be inflatable turkeys onsite, plus festive cutouts for photo opportunities. Participants are also encouraged to dress up in their best Thanksgiving Day costume.

“Thanksgiving Day is the single largest running day in the country and the Milwaukee community is coming together for a continued Milwaukee family tradition,” said Vision Event Management President, Jeff Graves.”

Online registration for the 2nd Annual Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik’s Food Markets is still open through today at 11:59 p.m. at DrumstickDashMilwaukee.com.

Onsite registration will be available from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and race morning from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. at Miller Park. Food and monetary donations will also be accepted at this time. For each $1 or nonperishable food item donated on site, participants will receive a raffle ticket for prizes provided by Sendik’s.

“Participating in Drumstick Dash is a great way to help those who don’t have a hot meal to share with family on Thanksgiving. Your food and monetary donations will ensure that children and families struggling with hunger will have reason to be hopeful this holiday season,” said Bonnie Bellehumeur, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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