In the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has ravaged southeastern Texas over the past week, the Milwaukee Brewers are trying to help. The team announced Wednesday it is encouraging fans to support and contribute to relief efforts in a number of ways during the upcoming series against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park (Aug. 31-Sept. 3).
The Brewers Wives will host a Mystery Bag event on Saturday, with all profits going towards the relief efforts. For a $40 donation, fans will receive a pink mystery bag, which will contain an baseball autographed by a current Brewers player, Manager Craig Counsell, Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker or a player from another team. Brewers Wives will be stationed throughout the ballpark and selling the mystery bags until they’re sold out.
The club will also hold an online auction from Sept. 11 to 24 for an autographed bowling ball signed by the Brewers bullpen. The ball was donated by pitcher Jimmy Nelson, who won the charity bowling event held earlier this year.
In addition, the Brewers Community Foundation will donate all 50/50 raffle ticket sales from the team’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday games to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Fans who are interested in contributing directly to the American Red Cross can do so online at redcross.org or by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS. Major League Baseball is also encouraging fans to help victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey by visiting YouCaring.com/MLBSupports.