By Drew Olson Special to Published Dec 11, 2006 at 1:54 PM
The Brewers hold a memorabilia/experiences auction to raise money for a fund set up for families of the three workers killed in the propane explosion Wednesday at the Falk Corp. in the Menomonee River Valley.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, fans will have a chance to bid on the packages at the team Web site, The auction will last until 5 p.m. Dec. 18. All proceeds go to the Falk Family Survivors' Fund.

"This is a tragedy that has hit very close to home, and we are committed to supporting our friends and neighbors from Falk in any way possible," Brewers vice president - business operations Rick Schlesinger said. "We have a unique opportunity to be creative in raising funds through this auction, and we hope that our fans will rally behind this effort to make it a great success."

Here are the five packages available, along with minimum bids:


What do you do for Valentine’s Day that isn't the same old tired gift? Here’s something that’s a guaranteed home run. On February 14, you will be the first person ever to have the Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages visit your spouse or significant other at their home or place of work to deliver a Valentine’s present. The Sausages will surprise your sweetie with a package of chocolates and Klement’s sausages, plus an autographed baseball. We'll also include four Club Level tickets to see the Brewers play a game of your choice during the June 18-27 homestand at Miller Park. (Note: The visit is limited to a 45-mile radius from Miller Park). OPENING BID: $750


You and 13 friends or family members will enjoy the experience of a lifetime with a Club Suite for the Wednesday, June 6 game featuring the Brewers against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Before the game, up to four people from your party will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the field to watch part of batting practice. Later, you will return to your suite where Brewers legends Gorman Thomas and Larry Hisle will join you for a visit to talk some baseball. Your package includes 14 game tickets, food for everyone and six parking passes. OPENING BID: $4,500


Here’s a chance to look like a Hall-of-Famer. Your package features an authentic, game-worn Retro Sunday jersey straight off the back of Brewers legend Robin Yount, and we’ll throw in an autographed baseball from "The Kid" to top it off. you'll also receive four Field Diamond Box tickets to the Wednesday, April 4 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OPENING BID: $1,500


Take in pre-game action from the field and then sit in a prime location for one of the most anticipated games at Miller Park in 2007. On Friday, April 6 when the Brewers face the Chicago Cubs, you and three others will be escorted to the field before the game to watch a portion of batting practice up close. You won't have to go far to your seats for the game as you will be right next to the action in Field Diamond Box tickets. And to top it off, pick your favorite friend and give them one of your two authentic autographed baseballs included in the package – one from Ben Sheets and another from Bill Hall. OPENING BID: $1,000


The 2007 season marks that 25th Anniversary of the 1982 ALCS Championship season for the Brewers, and this is your opportunity to relive the memories of that year’s thrilling World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. On Wednesday, August 15, your evening starts with a visit to the field to watch a portion of the Brewers batting practice as they prepare to face the World Champion Cardinals. You will then proceed to your Field Diamond Box Seats to catch the game up close. You will also receive authentic autographed baseballs from Brewers starts Prince Fielder and Chris Capuano. OPENING BID: $1,000
Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.