Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Great Play: Brewer's Hart Has Heart - Joins Fight Against Heart Disease

I become more and more impressed with the Brewers organization and their involvement in the community and other causes including matching donations for a day, Nyjer Morgan promoting animal adoption, and making Miller Park a LEED certified green building. Now, Brewers right fielder Corey Hart is joining the seemingly endless work of the Brewers by stepping up to the plate in the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Starting with the May 7 game against the Cincinnati Reds, fans can purchase Field Outfield Box tickets to all Brewers Monday home games in a special Corey’s Corner section.  For $35*, fans receive a Field Outfield Box ticket (normally $42), plus a Corey’s Corner T-Shirt, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will help support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association!  Tickets are already on sale.

If you plan to go to a Monday Brewers game and don't have tickets, what a great way to follow the Social.Responsibility principle of Well-Met Men. To purchase your Corey’s Corner ticket package, please call (414) 902-4000, visit brewers.com/heart or stop by the Miller Park Ticket Office.


Corey is beyond perfect for this promotion and fundraiser. Not only does he have the perfect name for this cause - he is just missing an 'e' (maybe he should add in the 'e' and then he won't get teased about having the same name as the 'Sunglasses At Night' dude) - but "Corey wears the number ‘1’ for the Crew, a reminder that heart disease including stroke remains the No. 1 killer of men and women across Wisconsin,” said Debra Rollick, Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Southeast Wisconsin.

Major cardiovascular disease, including stroke, causes 31.3% of all deaths in the state of Wisconsin.  Eighty percent of heart disease is preventable through simple lifestyle changes including quitting smoking, exercising more and eating a healthier diet.  For more information, visit www.mylifecheck.org.  The American Heart Association also supports life-saving research into new surgical techniques, drugs and treatments for heart disease, to help people live longer, healthier lives.  In the past five years, the American Heart Association has spent more than $15 million dollars funding 139 new research studies in the state of Wisconsin alone.

Congratulations to Corey on joining the list of Great Brewers and showing he really is Corey 'Heart' and should be among the #1s in the hearts of Brewers fans.

*Corey’s Corner tickets for the Marquee game against the Chicago Cubs on August 20 will be priced at $65.