Brewer Wives play an important role in our outreach efforts to support our community each season. Each summer, they team up with Brewers Community Foundation to raise funds through a number of special events. This season the proceeds from the events supported The Salvation Army-Feed the Kids Summer Lunch Program, The Next Door Foundation, Wounded Warriors and Brewers Community Foundation. In addition, several of the wives along with their husbands support area children with game tickets, food vouchers and donations to youth baseball groups.
Through the Brewers Wives collective efforts, they raised more than $55,000 this season to support a number of great community causes.
Each month during the season, Brewers Wives delivered meals to the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a safe haven for battered women and children and the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families whose lives have been disrupted as a result to their child's illness or injury. The Wives serve the meals to the families and provide gift bags. The dinners were generously donated by Maggiano's Little Italy and the Surg Group.
Habitat for Humanity Build Blitz Week
On May 14th, several Brewers Wives, players and coaches took part of the Habitat for Humanity Milwaukee Blitz Week. Brewers Community Foundation, Brewers outfielder, Ryan Braun and his wife Larisa served as Presenting Sponsors donating $50,000 towards this worthwhile effort.
Wives Basket Raffle
Brewers Wives created baskets filled with their husband's favorite things. The baskets were available on the Brewers website during an on-line auction in June. Each basket contained some of their husbands' favorite things along with an autographed item. Proceeds from the event supported The Salvation Army, Feed the Kids Summer Lunch Program. The event raised over $20,000.
Wives Mystery Bag Event
On Saturday, August 9th fans had the opportunity to donate $40 in exchange for a mystery bag, which contained an autographed baseball by a Brewers player on the active roster, Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke and Hall of Famer, Bob Uecker. Brewers Wives were stationed at tables throughout the ballpark selling the mystery bags until they were sold out. New this year, three lucky winners received a "golden baseball" which gave them the opportunity to have a meet & greet with that specific player. Proceeds from the event supported The Next Door Foundation. The event raised over $30,000.
Salvation Army Feed the Kids Summer Lunch Program
Brewers Wives, Mayor Tom Barrett's office, and other community leaders joined The Salvation Army leadership & advisory board members in kicking off the Feed The Kids Summer Meals program. Brewers Wives helped prepare 1,800 lunches for The Salvation Army Feed The Kids summer meal program. The program is designed to meet the needs of children in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.
Brewers Wives Shirt
In support of Sojourner Family Peace Center, an exclusive Brewers Wives shirt was made especially for that special lady in your life. Shirts are available for purchase in the Team Store by Majestic. Proceeds from the shirt will support the Sojourner Family Peace Center.
2014/2015 Brewers Wives Pet Calendar
The proceeds from the calendar, along with support from the Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Wives, will help the Wisconsin Humane Society provide protection, shelter and care for homeless animals -- just like Hank used to be. The calendar features players, coaches and their families along with their four-legged pet. Some players are featured with friends from the Wisconsin Humane Society who are up for adoption and in need of a good home.