Brewers join the fight against addictions with new partnership

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:16 pm

The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation, the team’s charitable arm, have established a partnership with Shatterproof, a national organization largely focused on keeping children from developing drug and alcohol addictions and eliminating the stigma associated with these addictions.


With the new partnership, the Brewers will host “Shatterproof Day” on May 6 during the team’s home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. At the game, the Brewers Community Foundation will present a grant to Shatterproof, and representatives from the organization will be onsite at Miller Park to educate the public about its cause. A Shatterproof staff member will also throw the first pitch of the game.

Outside Miller Park, the organization will hold the “Shatterproof Challenge” that same day in downtown Milwaukee, when about 80 individuals will rappel down the exterior of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The Brewers will show additional support for Shatterproof with team representatives onsite and will distribute autographed baseballs from Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer to each participant.

“We appreciate the work that Shatterproof does to address the issue of addiction in our society,” said Rick Schlesinger, chief operating officer of the Brewers. “The work that it does is critical, not just to prevent addiction before it has a chance to take hold but also to battle the stigma attached to the disease.”

For more information about the “Shatterproof Challenge,” click here.

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