BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WEEK BEGINS AUGUST 15
“Ultimate Auction” Set to Begin on Brewers.com Tomorrow
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) Week begins Thursday, August 15 and features a week of activities at Miller Park to highlight the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community. BCF’s focused areas of interest are Health, Education, Recreation and Basic Needs with the activities throughout the week raising funds to support causes in each of the four areas. BCF Week and the BCF Week Ultimate Auction are presented by The 2013 Leadership Council which is comprised of BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Lithograph, Kapco, MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Wisconsin Energy Foundation and West Bend Mutual.
One of the highlights of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction” which begins on Brewers.com tomorrow and will continue until August 20. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences. Fifteen exclusive packages will be available, including the opportunity to have a “Player-for-a-Day” experience at 2014 Spring Training, Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout for a game, and an all-expense trip to the Brewers Fantasy Camp. A complete list of “Ultimate Auction” items is attached and fans can bid on items at Brewers.com/bcfweek .
Additional events during Brewers Community Foundation Week will take place at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). The events include the following:
Thursday, August 15 – Autograph Alley
Fans will have the opportunity to take a photograph with various Brewers alumni starting when the gates open until 7:45 pm. Photos will be available for $10 per person at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Fans will need to provide their own camera for their photos. The schedule of alumni is to be determined.
KaBoom Playground Build
On August 15, Brewers players and wives, staff and alumni along with people in the community will assist KaBoom organizers in building a new playground on the grounds of the YMCA located on 12th and North Avenue. The KaBoom Playground Build is part of Beyond the Diamond, a series of community outreach events that will take place during the season from May-August. These events involve partnering with Brewers Community Foundation, players/coaches, Brewers Wives, alumni and team personnel, working hands-on in the community. The community events will be funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
Friday, August 16 – BCF Carnival
Fans will have a chance to play Plinko, Brewers Prize Wheel and Bags for prizes at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Prizes will include Brewers game tickets, bobble heads, hats, pins and authenticated Brewers Locker Name Plates.
Saturday, August 17 – Wives’ Mystery Grab Bag
Players’ wives will be selling autographed items from their husbands. Fans can purchase each mystery bag for a $40 donation to the Brewers Community Foundation which is earmarked for various organizations. The wives will be stationed at each entrance to Miller Park, as well as on the Club Level.
Sunday, August 18 – BCF Treasure Hunt
Game-used items from past games and seasons will be available for purchase in a special treasure hunt at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other items of interest.
Pink Tie Guy
On August 18, the ‘Pink Tie-Guy’ event has returned by popular demand. This year’s elegant evening will be held at Blu at the Pfister Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee. Donations of $1,000 per couple are requested. Donors receive a specially designed Pink Tie and attend a cocktail reception that include the Melvins, Honorary Pink Tie Guy Hank Aaron and a host of Brewers players, coaches and other front office staff.
Monday, August 19 – Bobble Bonanza
Brewers Bobble Heads will be available for $5 each at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). A certain allotment of each bobble head will be autographed by that player. Bobble heads include those from Norichika Aoki, John Axford, Carlos Gomez and Nyjer Morgan.
Tuesday, August 20 – Players Raffle
Fans have the chance to buy raffle tickets for $1 per ticket to win one of four autographed jerseys that are being raffled off. The four jerseys being raffled off are a Jonathan Lucroy Autographed Batting Practice Jersey, a Corey Hart Autographed Batting Practice Jersey, an Aramis Ramirez Cerveceros Jersey and a Yovani Gallardo Autographed Retro Jersey. After purchasing raffle tickets at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116), fans can put their ticket into the bin for the player of their choosing. A winner will be drawn to win each player’s autographed jersey and announced during the game. The four lucky winners will have until the end of end of the 7th inning to claim their prize.
Wednesday, August 21 – Brewers Community Foundation Clearance Sale
Fans will have another chance to purchase game-used items from past games and seasons as well as other Brewers items at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations (behind section 116). Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other items of interest.
Additionally, from August 15 – 21 at Miller Park fans will have an opportunity to participate in “BCF Plinko” at the BCF Week tables located on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). For a $5 donation, fans can play to win a prize with every drop. Prizes will vary from game tickets to Drive for Charity pins, Brewers merchandise and mystery bags.
Brewers Wives Will Sell $1 Raffle Tickets During the Game to Support Brewers Community Foundation in Support of SHARP Literacy
The Brewers Wives are hosting a special event that will benefit Sharp Literacy on June 22 as the Brewers face the Atlanta Braves. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the game for $1 and lucky winners will have the opportunity to receive a jersey off the back of a Brewers player and have that jersey autographed.
Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go to the Brewers Community Foundation in support of Sharp Literacy.
Brewers Wives will be walking through the stands and staffing tables throughout Miller Park selling tickets until the 4th inning. A drawing for the Jerseys Off Their Backs raffle will be held and the winning tickets will be displayed on the scoreboard in the middle of the 5th inning until the 7th inning stretch. Fans who purchase raffle tickets should look to the scoreboard at that time for the winning ticket numbers. Winning numbers will also be posted at the Brewers Community Foundation/Jersey Off Their Backs Raffle Table and at Guest Relations.
Those who see their winning number must report to Guest Relations on the Field Level by the middle of the 9th inning to claim their prize.
Since 1996, SHARP Literacy has been providing students with opportunities to develop a wide range of skills – reading, writing, oral communications, research, creating thinking and problem solving – SHARP creates a solid foundation for future learning and success. SHARP currently serves 5,000+ students in grades 1-5.
SHARP Mission: SHARP Literacy energizes urban school children to become confident, capable readers, writers and researchers, using the visual arts to engage young minds and reinforce learning.
Back when I was in college, my fraternity supported The Women’s Center in Waukesha (and still does) as its official philanthropy. Please consider this event if you are able.
The official release from the Brewers follows:
On Thursday, March 14, community members have the opportunity to work together as a team and make a difference in the Greater Milwaukee area by participating in the second annual Match Day. This one-day online event, coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, in partnership with Brewers Community Foundation and other local funders, will support 21 different basic needs organizations that serve as a lifeline to thousands of individuals and families in need.
Match Day offers individuals, businesses and others a chance to support the organizations in our community that are helping meet individuals’ basic needs. Individuals can donate to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund or to one or more of the 21 participating agencies this Thursday. Thanks to more than $750,000 in matching funds contributed by a pool of funders including Brewers Community Foundation, each donation made online on Thursday will be proportionately matched, up to $750,000. The inaugural Match Day event raised more than $1.8 million last year.
Donations could feed a family that may otherwise go without food this week, aid a veteran who is struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder or provide shelter to someone who has just lost their home.
To make a donation, please visit http://www.matchdaymke.org on Thursday to help support the 21 Basic Needs Organizations in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Gifts can be made during the 24-hour online giving event on Thursday. The minimum gift is $10.
Mark and Debbie Attanasio along with Brewers Community Foundation are the major sponsors for Match Day and have donated financially to this cause. Co-sponsors include The Faye McBeath Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee.
The non-profits benefitting from the funds raised include:
· Advocates of Ozaukee
· Center for Veterans Issues
· Community Advocates
· Family Promise of Washington County
· Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
· Food Pantry of Waukesha County
· Friends of Abused Families
· Guest House of Milwaukee
· Hebron House of Hospitality
· Hope Center
· Hope House of Milwaukee
· Hunger Task Force
· Milwaukee Rescue Mission
· Pathfinders Milwaukee
· Repairers of the Breach
· Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee
· Sojourner Family Peace Center
· The Cathedral Center
· Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
· The Women’s Center