If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids (or yourself) this weekend, consider a visit to the Milwaukee Brewers Winter Fan Fest Brewers On Deck this Sunday at the Wisconsin Center. While fans can get closer to their favorite players at Maryvale in Phoenix than at Miller Park, On Deck will get you an autograph, a handshake and a selfie! Think of this as your Spring Training warm up.
In addition to meeting the current players and coaches, former players and team management officials will be in attendance. The detailed On Deck schedule reveals plans for question and answer sessions. A variety of “game shows” featuring players and coaches, as well as numerous activities for kids – including batting and pitching coaching – are also part of the plan.
Past events haven’t had as many fun things planned, so this one sounds like a good time. The “game shows” – one in the style of “Family Feud” and a “Newlywed Game” knockoff with the punny title “The Brewlywed Game” which will test how well players know each other.
Fans will also have a chance to enter a drawing where one lucky winner will get to slide down Bernie’s clubhouse slide at Miller Park. Simply post your On Deck photos to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck.
Participation is a tad steep. Advance tickets are available through noon on Saturday. If you buy tickets at the door, you’ll need cash. You’ll pay $5 more for adults ($20 versus $15) and $6 more for kids under 14 ($15 versus $9) at the event. Some of the autographs also require cash only and cost $10 or $25. Maybe the Milwaukee Brewers can work on admitting kids for free next year.
On a more positive note, a percentage of the proceeds goes to the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation. Donations of cash or non-perishable food for the Hunger Task Force are being collected.
- When: Sunday, January 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Where: Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue