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1. Milwaukee Kayak Company to open pop-up rental site at Schlitz Park
Milwaukee adventurers rejoice! Milwaukee Kayak Company, 318 S. Water St., is excited to announce the opening of a "pop-up" rental site at Schlitz Park in July to continue to share the sport of paddling with Milwaukee-area residents and visitors alike.
2. Brewers surprise members of MKE community with acts of giving and kindness
On Wednesday, members of the Brewers' organization - from ownership to the front office to players and coaches - will fan out across Milwaukee to give back to the community with surprise acts of kindness as part of the team's #KindnessInMke event.
3. Bucks Experience back at Summerfest; will feature Thon Maker on Wednesday
The Bucks will again have their presence felt at The World's Largest Music Festival, as the team brings its game-night experience to Henry Maier Festival Park during Summerfest this year. Rookies Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon are scheduled to attend.
4. A very important update on Aaron Rodgers' dog, Frankie
And now, a very important update concerning the newest member of the Aaron Rodgers-Olivia Munn family, Frankie - not to be confused with Chance, the couple's other dog, who is also very good at Instagram.
5. Please, please, please just try to enjoy and appreciate Lionel Messi's greatness
Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick in the Copa America final and Argentina came up short in another major tournament. Messi cried, quit the national team and incited a social-media hate storm. But let's not forget: He's amazing, and his greatness should be cherished.
6. "I love Milwaukee," says Jimmy Butler
Check out the latest podcast from Bill Simmons featuring Jimmy Butler - and, germane to us here, including several Marquette and Milwaukee mentions. In fact, Butler says several times "I love Milwaukee," citing his days and degree at Marquette.
7. Brewers, Double-A Biloxi extend player development contract through 2020
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a two-year player development contract extension with the Biloxi Shuckers. The new agreement ensures that the team's Double-A affiliate will remain in Biloxi through the 2020 season.
8. Henry Ellenson continues noble NBA Draft tradition of wearing a weird suit
The NBA Draft has for decades been a showcase of sartorial shock and awe, an arena of avant-garde audacity. Even though it's not quite the big night, Henry Ellenson got into the spirit of stylistic risk-taking today with his official pre-draft portraits.
9. Milwaukee is not the next Cleveland
Before the champagne had dried on the Cavaliers' celebration Sunday night, people already began looking for which sports fans were the saddest now that that city's losing streak was over. And wouldn't you know it, it's us. But really, Milwaukee is not the next Cleveland.
10. Bucks' 2016 Summer League schedule released, opens with Cavaliers
The NBA released the 2016 Samsung Summer League schedule on Tuesday, and the Milwaukee Bucks are slated to open play in Las Vegas on Friday, July 8 against the defending league champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
11. Brewers to host 11th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game on June 25
The Milwaukee Brewers will host the franchise's 11th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, at Miller Park on Saturday, June 25, when the team takes on the Washington Nationals at 3:10 p.m.
12. Torrent partners with Too Much Metal, adds 414 patch to team jerseys
The Milwaukee Torrent soccer team has added the 414 area code to the left sleeve of its home and away jerseys. The Torrent has also teamed up with local Milwaukee's Too Much Metal For One Hand in order to add more merchandise and designs to the team store.
13. Torrent Community Foundation sponsors 75 Boys and Girls Club youths
The Milwaukee Torrent Community Foundation announced Friday that it will donate $18,750 in scholarship money to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee for 75 students to attend the professional Torrent's soccer camp, July 11-15.
14. Milwaukee BMX @ The Rock Sports Complex celebrates Olympic Day with free event
Locals can experience the thrill of BMX racing on Tuesday, June 21, when Milwaukee BMX @ The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin hosts a free BMX event to celebrate Olympic Day. It's one of 2,000-plus events nationwide celebrating the birth of the modern Olympics.
15. Packers hire Super Bowl-winning safety Charlie Peprah as scouting assistant
The Green Bay Packers have promoted Jon-Eric Sullivan to director of college scouting and hired former player Charlie Peprah as a scouting assistant. The announcement was made Thursday by general manager Ted Thompson.
16. Greg Vaughn to attend his own all-fan Brewers bobblehead giveaway day
The Brewers announced Thursday that Greg Vaughn will be in attendance on Sunday, June 26, when the team honors him with his own Bobblehead day. All fans who turn out for the 1:10 p.m. contest against the Nationals will receive a Greg Vaughn `90s bobblehead.
17. Bucks and Milwaukee Tool announce partnership to brand a construction site
The Bucks and Milwaukee Tool announced an innovative new partnership Tuesday that brings together two historic Wisconsin brands to ensure that Milwaukee's new arena is built using only the professional trades' brand of choice.
18. Weekend sports recap: Here's what you missed
Not sure what to talk about at the office water cooler? Here's the weekend recap, with everything you need to know that happened on the field and in the news, so you can sound cool and informed about all the sports.
19. Road America opens new concession stand with a local, healthy twist
Fans and racers always give Road America high praise for having the best track food. New for 2016, Road America has partnered with SainRx Organic Juice Bar in nearby Elkhart Lake to open up the SainRx Win Tunnel Bistro & Organic Juice Bar.
20. 10-year-old fan's idea for Brewers-themed nachos becomes a reality
The Milwaukee Brewers announced Friday that a simple but creative idea from a 10-year-old fan will become a reality this weekend: Brewers-themed nachos, which will be available at Miller Park, starting on Sunday.
21. RIP James Jones' hoodie: The NFL has updated its rules, because of course
The NFL made some regulations updates and adjustments that will be included in the 2016 edition of the NFL rulebook. You can thank your Green Bay Packers - and James Jones, specifically - for a couple of them.
22. Brewers players host Milwaukee Habitat garage build at Miller Park
On Friday, June 10, as part of the Brewers Beyond the Diamond community outreach initiative, Ryan Braun and the Brewers will host a Milwaukee Habitat garage build at Miller Park.
23. New youth basketball league tips off first season, teaching life skills and more
The Cream Skills Basketball Association will be tipping off its first season this summer, centering athletics around a "Training Camp" of entrepreneurship mentoring, financial literacy and the 101 of life skills.
24. Bucks groundbreaking and annual block party set for Saturday, June 18
Construction on a new multi-purpose arena will officially begin at a groundbreaking and Second Annual Bucks Block Party on Saturday, June 18. The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will take place on the corner of 4th Street and Juneau Avenue.
25. Packers Hall of Fame to honor Mike Daniels and Damarious Randall
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced Mike Daniels will be honored with the `Most Valuable Player' award and Damarious Randall will be honored with the `Rookie of the Year' at the 46th Induction Banquet.