Former Brewers coach and current broadcaster Davey Nelson held a baseball skills clinic in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and U.S. Cellular on Wednesday at Helfaer Field. Due to timing issues, none of TBB staff was able to attend this event, during which Nelson helped 30 lucky kids with their baseball skills and U.S. Cellular presented a donation check of $10,000 for equipment for the Boys & Girls Club.
Per the press release:
“At U.S. Cellular, we want to provide Better Moments for friends and families in our communities by creating fun and unique experiences that they can’t get anywhere else,” said Laurie Poellinger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “We are excited to partner with Davey Nelson and the Boys and Girls Clubs on this event and we look forward to more memorable activities across Wisconsin this summer.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee is an organization that helps out kids ages 5-18 with after-school programs and activities, particularly focusing on those dealing with poverty or other hardships. It operates 36 sites in the Milwaukee area at rates of only $5 annually per child, though no one is turned away.
It looks like these kids had a blast at the event. I, for one, would love to crush one out of Helfaer Field sometime. Kudos to all who organized, contributed and participated. U.S. Cellular will reportedly make appearances with its 'Band of Better' along with former Packer Mark Tauscher at the State Fair on August 2 where they'll be 'rewarding patrons with surprise perks', and it will appear at Brewers games on August 16 and 18.
(Photo Credits: Darren Hauck AP/Invision for U.S. Cellular)