Team Give is the community service outreach arm of the Brewcity Bruisers. In alignment with our mission statement, we physically and financially support the greater Milwaukee community. One way that we do this is by donating a portion of the proceeds from each bout to local non-profit groups. In addition, we participate in community service events and volunteer our time to help support our community. Another way we help out is by cultivating a garden at the Hide House Community Garden where we work together to raise organic produce to donate to a local food pantry.
Season Partners for 2014
Each organization below will be featured at our bouts during the 2014 season and will receive a $1,000 donation to their cause. Check out this year’s partner organizations, and visit their websites to learn more about how you can help our Greater Milwaukee community:
Club Kids in Danger Saved, Inc.
Club Kids does some wonderful things for inner city children in Milwaukee. This holiday season, the Bruisers helped to sponsor their Christmas season event, Christmas N’ Da Hood Bags of Hope. As described by Club Kids, the event allows children and their families to have lunch, get their pictures taken with Santa, play games, win prizes, face painting, crafts, and read with Mrs. Claus. Plus, kids can dance along with the DJ and write a letter to Santa, and get a toy for visiting. All of this is free. This group does much more than this event, and is always open to contributions of needed items as outlined on their website as well as volunteered time for ongoing events. Take a look and see how you can help today!
For more than 20 years, CLUB KIDS IN DANGER SAVED INC has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the safety of our community streets. Our organization is for economically disadvantaged, children of Milwaukee, we have been operating since 1/01/00. Our goal is to help keep kids off the streets, out of the gangs, and out of jail.We would like to help keep kids safe and out of trouble. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.
After Breast Care Diagnosis
After Breast Care Diagnosis (or ABCD) is a community-based support system for those diagnosed with breast cancer. For anyone currently battling any level of treatment, and/or significant members of support systems for warriors fighting this battle, please feel encouraged to reach out and see what such an embracing group can do for you. As described on their website: Thanks to the generosity of so many, ABCD’s distinctive breast cancer support services are of the highest quality and available for free to anyone who seeks our help. That’s right: there is never a fee charged for ABCD’s services. From its inception, private donations – both financial and in kind – have been key to ABCD’s laser-like focus on its mission. Until science finds a cure, ABCD will be there to assure that no one faces breast cancer without support – patients, families or friends. And that support will be reliable, personalized, and free.
Empowering girls and women through the amazing experiences of music education and performance? Embracing diversity, cooperation, collaboration and a number of other upstanding values in line with Brewcity’s mission to promote support our community? Count the Brewcity Bruisers in on getting behind this cause! Girls do, in fact, rock, by the way – it’s just a scientific fact.
Our mission is to empower girls of all backgrounds through music education and performance. We are dedicated to creating a positive environment that builds girls’ self-esteem and fosters leadership, life-skills development, and independent thinking while cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors that demonstrate it’s ok to be who you are!
The Ability Center
Are you ready to be inspired, Milwaukee? Check out our April bout’s featured organization and the incredible story behind its founder, Damian Buchman: The Ability Center is a one-of-a-kind facility designed first and foremost to meet the needs of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities – while also welcoming able-bodied participants. Their primary mission?
To provide accessible, affordable, and inclusive athletic, fitness, and recreation programming to children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in a positive and empowering environment, while focusing on their abilities, not their disabilities. In other words: A building without obstacles.
BCB is thankful for the opportunity to contribute to a partnership with such ambition.
Habitat for Humanity
Odds are that you’re familiar with the Habitat for Humanity group, but did you know that the BCB is currently arranging to assist with a work site in 2014? Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates homes for families in need of sustainable housing. Our simple, decent, and affordable homes help transform the lives our partner families and the neighborhoods they live in.Since 1984, we have built and repaired over 500 homes in neighborhoods across the city, and as we move forward we will focus our work in the Washington Park neighborhood. By focusing house by house, block by block, one neighborhood at a time we are better able to help our partner families make the transition to home ownership.
Brewcity Bruisers Annual Give Back Picnic
Each summer, BCB teams up with Milwaukee County Parks and the Urban Ecology Center to put on a community picnic complete with live music, free food, canoeing, and rollerskating courtesy of the MPS Wacky Wheels Skate Van! We were also treated to some great tunes from Hittin’ Hard Radio, not to mention the live performances onstage from Sophia’s Heart and the Eddie Butts Band. Your local rollergirls dished out brats, hot dogs, burgers and veggie patties along with snacks and drinks to hundreds of attendees on a beautiful July evening in our city. Join us this year; you don’t know what you’re missing!
Check out some highlights from last year’s event, and plan on hanging out having some good clean family fun in Washington Park this summer (date to be announced – keep an eye out at Washington Park’s online schedule as well as our event calendar for updates)!
Video credit: Jim Dier
The Brewcity Bruisers are offering a $3 discount on admission at the door during the 2014 Home Season in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food items. This collection will be donated to the Hope House of Milwaukee.
*This admission discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
If you are involved with a local charitable organization and are interested in becoming a featured Brewcity Bruisers partner organization, please contact community.service@
Help Us Help Milwaukeeans!
As a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation to the Brewcity Bruisers is tax deductible! Our league members pay dues out-of-pocket for expenses ranging from renting out the U.S. Cellular, to maintaining our practice space, to traveling for interleague bouts to represent Milwaukee on a national level – the list goes on. Skaters pay dues to play our sport, but we will continue to give back portions of our income as we wish to give our city some love in return for supporting our league. For information about how you can help contribute to our efforts, please contact community.service@
Check back for updates and pictures/video from ongoing community service projects. We are proud to be a part of this city and hope to continue our partnerships with many local causes.