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Brewers In The Community

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.

Donation Requests

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):

  1. 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):

  1. 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):

  1. Players or coaches are not available during a day game.

If your event is scheduled on an off-day (Apr. 1 - Aug. 31):

  1. Off-days are not good for appearances as the players schedule family/personal time on off- days.
  2. 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):

  1. Brewer players, coaches and personnel are not available for appearances.

If your event is scheduled during the off-season (Oct. 1 - Feb. 1):

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

Speaker Bureau Request Form » (3 Mb)

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 Achievers 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 Community Achievers 2015 Monthly Winners

April Community Achiever: Beth David

April's honoree was Beth David. As the founder of Racine Uncovered and We Are Racine (WAR) Advocacy Center, Beth is changing lives one person at a time. The WAR Center provides assistance and resources for individuals and families in improving the quality of life in Racine. Beth helps underprivileged kids by providing lunch and activities during the summer and help with homework during the school year. This year, she coordinated PeaceFest for the residents of Racine, to help bridge the gap with Police Officers and Firefighters so everyone can work together for positive change and get our community back. Beth has worked tirelessly and unselfishly to make lives better for the residents in Racine.

May Community Achiever: Patrick Mickelsen

May's honoree is Patrick Mickelsen. In 1978, Patrick received a fresh turkey from his place of employment. He considered himself to be pretty blessed so he wanted to help those less fortunate, so he decided to donate the turkey. He encouraged some of his friends and co-workers to do the same. After a great response, The Turkey Club was born. The Turkey Club was founded for the sole purpose of providing turkeys to families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. All turkeys collected are donated to food pantries and meal programs in Milwaukee, Washington, Jefferson and Waukesha counties. The Turkey Club hosts a number of fundraising activities to help purchase turkeys. Patrick, the founder and president of The Turkey Club have put in a great deal of time and support for the past 36 years. Because of his commitment and dedication to families in need are able to have a bountiful dinner.

June Community Achiever: Margaret Wendt

June's honoree is Margaret Wendt. Mary serves as an ambassador for the Mary Kay Foundation, which supports cancer initiatives for women and domestic violence prevention and education. With Margaret's leadership, she spearheaded their largest fundraiser, Project Pink, which raised over $15,000. As a Mark Kay sales rep, Margaret donates baskets to several non-profit organizations and schools in support of their fundraising efforts. She also shares her fashion style with students at Mount Mary and Marquette University in support of the Dress for Success program. When Margaret isn't spearheading fundraisers or walking the runaway for several nonprofit fashion shows, she is hosting Pampering Nights which provides complimentary makeovers to women at the Women's Center of Waukesha and Sojourner Family Peace Center.

July Community Achiever: Tammy Conforti

July's honoree is Tammy Conforti. Tammy is the founder and President of The Kenosha Dream Playground Project. Tammy has worked as a teaching assistant for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District for the past 16 years. She became inspired to start this project after seeing a handicap-accessible swing while on vacation in South Dakota. Upon her return from that vacation, she started on her quest and with a mere $300.00 of her own funds from her craft sales that she was saving for a trip to Hawaii. Tammy has been advocating and educating for a fully inclusive and handicap-accessible playground in the City of Kenosha for the past 3 years. She regularly speaks at meetings of the Kenosha Parks Commission and Common Council to share her vision. She formed a committee of area residents to help her spread the word on the need for an accessible inclusive play area and organized a public/private partnership with the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Achievement Center. Tammy has presented her vision at numerous schools, churches and community service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. In just under 3 years, Tammy has raised over one million dollars and her dream will become a reality this September as the Kenosha Dream Playground will be built by volunteers in a community build.

August Community Achiever: Jeff Hansen

Jeff noticed that during the family holidays when he would visit his loved one, eighty-percent of the seniors were picked up for the weekend by their families, but many seniors were left alone, spending the holidays by themselves with a hot meal. On Christmas Day in 1986, Community Projects for seniors began by serving 100 meals to low income seniors who were abandoned by their family while residing in subsidize housing. As the founder and executive director of Community Projects for seniors, Jeff's goal is to provide joy to low income seniors, help lessen loneliness and depression during the holidays. Today, Community Projects for seniors serve more than 15,000 meals every year. With the help of volunteers, the free meals are delivered right to the seniors' doorstep so they don't have to travel to a meal site during cold weather. Individuals served by Community Projects for Seniors know they can count on a hearty meal, a smile and a kind word from a caring volunteer.

September Community Achiever: Elaine Jacks

There was an empty city lot where a building had burned down a few years ago. Elaine found a way to turn that empty lot into Gateway Community Garden. She worked with the City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Neighborhood Pride and the Gateway Neighborhood Association and was able to get the city to hook up water for the garden. Elaine recruited volunteers to help build raised beds, compost bins and tool storage boxes. She was also able to get professional horticulturists to plant a flowers and secured the donation of a decorative fence for the garden. Elaine also organized a network of people to help handicapped gardeners. Now, each year people form the neighborhood can rent one of the raised boxes to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Elaine has also provided two fruit trees and berry bushes for anyone in the area to use. In its second year, the neighborhood has a beautiful, flourishing garden thanks to Elaine.

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.

Cerveceros Day

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 2015 RBI Athlete of the Month Winners

April Honoree:
Thomas Pinet Jr.

April's honoree is Tomas Pinet Jr. Tomas is a freshman at Rufus King International High School and is an outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA. Tomas started playing baseball for the Felix Mantilla and then Beckum Stapleton. He's been playing with the RBI Traveling team for the last 3 years. Tomas is a very skilled pitcher with pinpoint accuracy and command of the zone. He is also a solid hitter and a good base runner. Last season, he was voted MVP. When Tomas is not playing baseball, he is volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul Society on the Southside of Milwaukee. He is considered a role model too many, an asset to his team and a leader to his teammates.

May Honoree:
Leon Dewitt Finney IV

This month's honoree is Leon Dewitt Finney IV. Leon is a sophomore at West Allis Central High School and is a hardworking student with a 3.0 GPA. Leon enjoys playing baseball as a pitcher and centerfielder in hopes to one day play for the big leagues. When Leon is not playing baseball, he is volunteering at Beckum-Stapleton Little League and volunteers as a pitching instructor with the younger RBI players. Leon has a great attitude and is considered a leader to his teammates.

June Honoree:
Jonathan Javier Pinales

June's honoree is Jonathan Javier Pinales. Jonathan is a senior at Riverside University High School and a dedicated baseball player who plays as shortstop. Jonathan loves baseball so much that when he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he grabs is his glove, to practice with his brother. He said that baseball is in his blood. Jonathan is a role model amongst his younger cousins and neighborhood kids. He displays disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers. When he's not playing baseball, he volunteers for various youth groups in his community.

July Honoree:
Josiah Roundtree

This month's honoree is Josiah Roundtree. Josiah is a senior at Riverside University High School and serves as a pitcher. Josiah is disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers, which many of them look up to him as their role model. When he's not playing baseball, he volunteers for various youth groups in his community and a mentor to many.

August Honoree:
Sean Quiles

Sean is a sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School. As a pitcher on the RBI Select League and Travel Team, Sean is a team leader and a mentor to many. Sean is disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers. When he's not playing baseball, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

September Honoree:
Tyrese "Bubba" Mitchell

Tyrese is a junior at Riverside University High School. As a catcher on the RBI Select League and Travel Team, Bubba is not just a great player, he's also a good student. He maintains over a 3.0 GPA. He is a very dedicated player and a team leader who helps when anything is needed on or off the field. Bubba continues to grow as a young man and as a baseball player. Keep up the good work Bubba!

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)

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 2014, making nearly $1 million dollars!

Join is limited. For more information contact: Barb Boyle, at (414) 902-4725 or email A detailed packet of information is also available by clicking the link below:

2015 Non-Profit Fundraising - Download Now » (773 Kb)