Brewers Community Relations
The Community Relations Department of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club is committed to supporting many worthy events and activities throughout the state of Wisconsin. We are pleased to give back to dedicated fans that have supported the Brewers throughout the years.
Many charities, educational groups, youth groups, and non-profit organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through the support of players and auction items provided by the Milwaukee Brewers. By supporting charitable causes, the Brewers, including players, coaches and front office staff will continue exercising our pledge to be an active member in the community and help improve the welfare of people throughout our region.
Each year, the Brewers Community Relations Department provide thousands of promotional items and autographed merchandise to assist non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with their fundraising efforts. We are unable to donate to for-profit companies - including employee/volunteer appreciation days/holiday events. Submit your request online by filling out our online Donation Request form:
The Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club will not accept unsolicited items for autograph or distribution purposes and cannot guarantee the safe return of any such items forwarded to the Club.
If you have any questions, please call the Community Relations Hotline at (414) 902-4800.
Speakers Bureau Requests
Brewer players and front office representatives make several visits to local schools, organizations and youth groups throughout the year. When requesting a player, coach or front office representative to speak at your organization/event, the following rules apply:
- When a request is received, every attempt is made to satisfy the request. The team travel schedule, practice schedule, and each player's individual/family schedule determine availability. Unfortunately, many requisitions are not filled due to scheduling conflicts and the enormous demand for player appearances.
- Because we receive dozens of requests each week, the fulfillment process can be lengthy. As a result, we are unable to follow-up with phone calls on the status of your request. When information about your requisition is available, we will contact you directly whether we can or cannot arrange an appearance.
- Once an appearance has been arranged, a confirmation letter and e-mail will be sent.
- Should the player be unable to appear due to illness, injury, roster transaction, an act of God, or circumstances beyond his control, best efforts will be made to find a suitable replacement but will not be guaranteed.
- It is highly recommended that your event is not centered around a player appearance because many requests are unable to be arranged. Plan your event and approach a player appearance as an added bonus to your program.
If your event is scheduled during Spring Training (Feb. 1 - Apr. 1, 2012):
- Brewer players, coaches and personnel are in Arizona for Spring Training and not available for appearances.
If your event is scheduled on the day of a Brewers night game (May 1 - Aug. 1, 2012):
- Best times for an appearance are between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
If your event is scheduled on the day of a Brewers day game (May 1 - Aug. 31, 2012):
- Players or coaches are not available during a day game.
If your event is scheduled on an off-day (Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2012):
- Off-days are not good for appearances as the players schedule family/personal time on off- days.
- The players have two to three off-days a month when they do not have to work or travel.
If your event is scheduled when the team is in the playoffs (Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2012):
- Brewer players, coaches and personnel are not available for appearances.
If your event is scheduled during the off-season (Oct. 1 - Feb. 1, 2012):
Because no players live in Wisconsin during the off-season, we are unable to book current players for events during this timeframe.
If you would like to request a player, coach or front office representative to speak to your group during the season (May-August), complete the attached Speakers Bureau Form and submit a letter of request 60 days prior to your event to:
- Community Relations
- Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
- One Brewers Way
- Milwaukee, WI 53214
Autograph Saturdays for Kids
Prior to select Saturday home games, Brewers players and coaches autograph photo cards for children 14 and under.
Big League Blood Drive
The club continues to team up with BloodCenter of Southeast Wisconsin to offer a most unique site for a blood drive: the Miller Park Press Box. The "Big League Blood Drive" has drawn more than 5,000 donors since 2001.
Brewers Alumni Associaton
The Milwaukee Brewers Alumni Association consists of over 600 players who were members of the Milwaukee Brewers or the club's forefathers, the Seattle Pilots, during their Major League career. Created in 2003, the Association aims to provide an opportunity for the club's alumni to maintain relationships with former teammates, the organization and Brewer fans.
Brewers On Deck
"Brewers on Deck" is the team's annual fan fest and season preview. Families can enjoy a day full of interactive games, clinics, autographs from players and a Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt - featuring game-worn jerseys, game-used equipment and other Brewers paraphernalia. All proceeds from the sale go towards the Brewers Community Foundation youth recreation and education programs.
The Brewers Community Achiever Program
The Brewers "Community Achievers Program" recognizes volunteers, philanthropist, and other heroes from our community that have helped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways. The winners of the award receive four game tickets, on-field acknowledgement and the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. They also receive a Community Achievers certificate and a gift bag filled with Brewers memorabilia.
Brewers Wives in the Community
Our player's wives play an important role in community outreach efforts with their commitment to several important causes. The Brewers players and their wives make appearances at schools, youth groups and hospitals. Many of the players and their wives purchase game tickets and food vouchers for kids, or provide direct financial support for youth groups.
In partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Brewers pay an annual tribute to Hispanics in baseball by taking the field in their "Cerveceros" jerseys - "Cerveceros" is the Spanish translation for "Brewers." The Chamber's annual "Fiesta Tailgate", along with bilingual PA announcements, scoreboard features and mariachi bands, give the whole ballpark a Latin flair.
Fatherhood Initiative Trip
Brewer staff and alumni escort a group of fathers and their child on a one-day road trip to watch the Brewers game and enjoy a tailgate party with Brewers players prior to the game. This unique program is a tie-in with the Mayor's Fatherhood Initiative to bring together the past, present and future by raising awareness about the importance of involved, responsible and committed fathers.
Home Run Fitness powered by HOPSports
The Milwaukee Brewers provide HOPSports Training Systems for designated schools and youth community organizations throughout Wisconsin. The training systems focus on the importance of physical fitness, nutrition and weight management and are being utilized to train, evaluate, educate and entertain youth of all ages.
2012 Honorary Bat Girl Contest
Join Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs in the fight against cancer! MLB will celebrate the stories of fans who are "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer" in their daily lives. One Honorary Bat Girl winner will be selected per Club. Contest ends Thursday, April 5, 2012. Nominate your Honorary Bat Girl today.
Honorary Bat Girl Contest Nomination Form » (1.51 MB)
Negro League Tribute Game
As part of our Negro Leagues Tribute game, Brewers players wear uniforms inspired by the Milwaukee Bears-the city's 1923 Negro National League. The game-worn jerseys are signed by the players and auctioned off online. Proceeds from the auction go to Brewers Community Foundation and are earmarked for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and Yesterday's Negro League Foundation.
RBI Summer Select Team Open Tryouts
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program designed to:
Increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth, encourage academic participation and achievement, increase the number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor leagues, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game, and teach the value of teamwork!
- WHEN: Saturday February 22, 2014, 5-7pm
- WHERE: Wisconsin Lutheran High School 330 N. Glenview Ave, Milwaukee WI, 53213
- AGES: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U & 18U (May 1st cutoff date for ages)
- COST: FREE to tryout!
RBI Athlete of the Month
Each month, an athlete who is enrolled in the RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) will be recognized for his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance. RBI coaches can nominate their RBI Athlete of the month online.
RBI Nomination Form » (213 KB)
Brewers 2013 RBI Athlete of the Month Winners
Jalian has played in the Beckum/Stapleton Little League for the past six years and the JR RBI Fall Ball League the last two years. Jalian played first base and lead his team in Home Runs the past three years. His biggest moment was making the RBI Junior Travel Team last fall and he was looking forward to a fun upcoming summer when his playing time was cut short this past fall during the RBI fall ball program because he became ill. Jalian was a 9th grader at Vincent High School and is currently being home schooled now as he battles cancer. Since he's no longer able to play the game that he enjoys most, that doesn't stop him for cheering for his teammates and his home team.
Miguel is a 6th grader from Milwaukee School of Languages. He started playing baseball at the tender age of 6 years for the Northwest Little League. He now plays as a shortstop & pitcher for the Boys & Girls Clubs/Milwaukee Brewers Jr. RBI Fall Ball Program and is a participant in the RBI Winter Work-out Program. Miguel has shown so much improvement that he was placed on the 12-under Traveling Team. His biggest moment was being one of the leaders that helped his team to their first tournament win last weekend.
Jalian is a 6th grader at Morse/Marshall School for the Gifted & Talented. Jalian has been a member of the Beckum Stapleton Little League as for the past 3 years and the Boys & Girls Clubs Fall Ball/Jr. RBI Program for the last 2 years. He plays several positions, 1st base, pitcher and right-field. Jalian also participated in the RBI Winter Work-Out Program and was selected as a member of the first 12 & under tournament team. Jalian knows how to handle the bat really well and is a big time hitter and with those skills he played a big role to help his team win their first tournament last month.
Edward is a 10th grader at Rufus King High School and does a great job in the classroom and on the field of play. Edward has been a catcher with the RBI program since January as a participant in the RBI Winter Workout Program and was selected to play on the Brewers RBI 15 & under Travel Team. Edward was a big part in leading the Travel Team to a 20-6 record. Just returning from the RBI Central Regional Tournament in St. Louis, Edward and his team are hoping to advance to the RBI World Series in the Twin Cities next month.
Rogeilo Macias II
Rogeilo is a 10th grader at Cudahy High School and a very good ballplayer that played on the Milwaukee Brewers RBI 15-under Travel Team. Rogeilo had a great summer as the lead-off batter and would put on base about 80 percent of the time with a hit or walk and pretty good with stealing a base or two. Rogeilo plays left field and last year participated in the Scott's Pitch, Hit & Run program and was a finalist that participated in the 2012 MLB All-Star week in Kansas City.
S.C.O.R.E. Education Program
S.C.O.R.E is the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club's youth education and recreation initiative. The program focuses on School, Community, Opportunities, Role models and Excellence, using the acronym S.C.O.R.E.
Throughout the community, Brewers players, coaches, alumni and front office personnel serve as ambassadors for S.C.O.R.E. They speak to area schools about the importance of School and Community, taking advantage of good Opportunities, seeking positive Role models, and striving for Excellence in education.
S.C.O.R.E. Program Form » (3 MB)
S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day presented by Gordon Flesch
S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day is a joint venture with local schools designed to motivate middle school students to excel in academics, attitude and attendance. Each May, Brewers players, coaches and front office staff visits more than 15,000 youth in up to 30 middle schools. Baseballs displaying the five S.C.O.R.E. character messages are used during the presentation to keep students engaged. All students participating in the program receives a T-shirt and bookmark to remember the day.
S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Youth Baseball Clinics
Hundreds of youngsters gather at local parks to learn the finer points of baseball. Players and coaches donate their time to help kids develop proper techniques of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running. The instruction, along with emphasis on sportsmanship and goal setting, makes these clinics invaluable to so many area children.
Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups
For more than 20 years, the Milwaukee Brewers and Concessionaire Milwaukee Sportservice have welcomed local Non-Profit Groups, and allowed them to fundraise by selling concessions at Miller Park.
This opportunity is available to all Non-Profit Groups with a 501(c)3 tax exemption. Groups large or small, interested in raising funds in a quick, easy, fun way can volunteer at Brewer games! Working as a team, your group may serve Milwaukee's best brats dipped in warm secret stadium sauce and sauerkraut! Don't wait until your organization needs money, join the program today. Almost 100 local Non-Profit Groups worked at Miller Park in 2013, making nearly $1 million dollars!
Join now...space is limited. For more information contact: Barb Boyle, at (414) 902-4725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A detailed packet of information is also available by clicking the link below:
2014 Non-Profit Fundraising - Download Now » (731 Kb)