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 2015
Each organization below will be featured at our bouts during the 2015 season and will receive a $250 donation to their cause or a percentage of ticket sales. Whichever one is greater. Check out this year’s partner organizations, and visit their websites to learn more about how you can help our Greater Milwaukee community:
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has been strengthening the foundations of our communities. Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Their mission is centered on balance. They encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, philanthropy and other shared interests. In the process, they build relationships within families, between neighbors and around the world.
Einstein Productions is a training facility where individuals with high functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome (associates) learn skills in digital photography, digital video, broadcast, web page design and social interaction.
This is accomplished by offering individuals with digital media skills (mentors) an office space to grow their own freelance business, in exchange for space, equipment and software, the mentors train the associates on digital media skills and work together on client productions.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Blood is the essence of life and to give selflessly can make you feel more connected to your community and to the world around you. It’s a fulfilling, powerful and enriching experience to know that your donation could save lives. Unfortunately, fewer than 5% of people who are eligible to donate actually do. Imagine the lives that could be touched by your gift. It’s a quick, simple and amazing way to give back to the community.
For more than 65 years, BloodCenter of Wisconsin has partnered with donors to meet the needs of people in our local communities. BloodCenter is the only supplier of blood products to more than 50 Wisconsin community hospitals. Your contribution as a blood donor helps enhance the lives of your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.
Stillwaters Cancer Support Services exists to serve persons with cancer and those who love them. Stillwaters nurtures, supports and encourages healing of the whole person–mind, body and spirit.
Stillwaters provides professional emotional support and counseling to help people understand that they are an important part of their healing process. We offer opportunities to share common experiences, learn effective coping skills and make necessary life changes to promote wellness. Our programs complement the efforts of medical professionals and other cancer organizations by providing psychological, social and emotional support.During the past year, Stillwaters provided more than 7,000 services throughout southeastern Wisconsin, through more than 8,600 contacts with people touched by cancer.
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 2015 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.