SOJOURNER FAMILY PEACE CENTER AND WATERSTONE BANK HOST ANNUAL TAILGATE AT MILLER PARK
MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2012 – Enjoy a Brewers baseball game and tailgate party while supporting a worthy cause at the annual Tailgate at Miller Park presented by WaterStone Bank to benefit Sojourner Family Peace Center. The Tailgate will be held on Friday, July 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Helfaer Field, the youth baseball facility next to Miller Park. All proceeds from the event support Sojourner Family Peace Center’s many programs to eliminate domestic violence in the Milwaukee area.
Former radio host Jim “Lips” LaBelle will emcee the event, which includes ballpark-style food and beverages and a silent auction featuring exclusive, autographed Brewers’ memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased for the chance to win a Door County vacation and Kindle Fire, among other prizes. Kids will enjoy face painting, balloon making and an appearance by the Klement’s Racing Sausages. This year, adults and children will be allowed onto Helfaer Field to run the bases and play catch.
“This event not only offers an opportunity for the Milwaukee community to unite against domestic violence, it also helps us meet the increasing demand for our services,” said Angela Mancuso, co-executive director of Sojourner Family Peace Center. “We encourage the community to come out and celebrate the difference we are making in the lives of those affected by domestic violence.” Cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children (12 and under) to attend both the Tailgate and the Brewers vs. Washington Nationals game immediately following. Cost for the Tailgate only is $50. A Family Value Pack ticket package has been added this year: purchase two or more adult tickets at regular price and receive any number of children’s tickets for $20. Funds raised at the Tailgate directly assist in everything from food and childcare supplies to securing facilitators for group sessions and transportation to safety.
For more information, please contact Courtney Meyer at 414-276-1911 or [email protected]. To seek help from an abusive situation, call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 414-933-2722.