This year the event will feature a community book drive that will help support Next Door's Books for Kids program. The goal of the Books for Kids campaign is to help all children in Milwaukee's central city, regardless of their family income or education levels, have books they can call their own. Local author Marla McKenna will help host the program. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used children's books to donate. In appreciation for their contribution, fans who donate a book will receive a free copy of McKenna's newest publication, "Mom's Big Catch," a story based upon events that took place at Miller Park.
Once again food donations will be accepted through the Hunger Task Force. Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street.
Players, coaches and alumni scheduled to attend include (all subject to change):
The Klement's Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff and game shows.
The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature Kids Only Question and Answer sessions, where youngsters interview players, and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis. Brewers Community Foundation will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard-to-find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at 12:00 p.m. on the Interactive Stage. Additionally, BCF will hold a 50/50 Raffle. The winner will be announced at the Interactive Stage following the coaching staff autograph session.
Photo sessions with players are also scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas. The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full set up with the latest Brewers merchandise for sale and a Brewers Museum will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.
Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed below. The schedules are subject to change, with the latest version and more information available at Brewers.com/ondeck. Autographs this year will be either free or $10, with proceeds benefitting Brewers Community Foundation.
Recipients of "PREMIER" autographs Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and Bob Uecker will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry card which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center. The Premier Entry card will be exchanged for a numbered coupon and entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.
There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $10 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions. The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player's session. A schedule is listed below:
PREMIER AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE
Player - Signing Time - Stage
Bob Uecker - 12:30 - 1:15 --- 5
Ryan Braun - 1:00 - 1:45 --- 6
Jonathan Lucroy - 2:30 - 3:15 --- 3
Carlos Gomez - 3:00 - 3:45 --- 1
Players and staff not included in the above autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of those players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $10.
The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player (BOLD ITALICS - Premier Autograph).
Autograph Schedule - MAIN STAGES
10:30 - 11:15 - Scooter Gennett ($10)
12:00 - 12:45 - Logan Schafer ($10)
1:30 - 2:15 - Mike Fiers ($10)
3:00 - 3:45 - Carlos Gomez ($10)
12:30 - 1:15 - Jim Henderson ($10)
2:00 - 2:45 - Gerardo Parra ($10)
3:30 - 4:15 - Will Smith ($10)
11:30 - 12:15 - Adam Lind ($10)
2:30 - 3:15 - Jonathan Lucroy ($10)
3:45 - 4:30 - Wily Peralta ($10)
10:30 - 11:15 - Brandon Kintzler ($10)
12:00 - 12:45 - Rob Wooten ($10)
1:30 - 2:15 - Khris Davis ($10)
11:00 - 11:45 - Jimmy Nelson ($10)
12:30 - 1:15 - Bob Uecker ($10)/Mark Attanasio ($0)
3:30 - 4:15 - Jeremy Jeffress ($10)
11:30 - 12:15 - Tyler Thornburg ($10)
1:00 - 1:45 - Ryan Braun ($10)
3:45 - 4:30 - Kyle Lohse ($10)
Players who are not listed above will sign free autographs on the Bonus Stage all day long.
Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs.
The 620 WTMJ Stage will broadcast live from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will include interviews with Brewers players and coaches.
New this year, fans are invited to stop by the social media stage for fun and games. Fans can also post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer's slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/onDeck.
Children are invited to visit the Farm Teams Infield for free batting and hitting clinics scheduled throughout the day. Brewers alumni and players will be on hand for the instructional sessions. Kids can run around the field or try a quick game of ping pong with Brewers players.
Klement's Main Stage Schedule
10:15 a.m. - Welcome - Brewers television broadcaster Craig Coshun will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. The winners of the seven T-Shirt Friday designs will be introduced to fans.
11:15 a.m. - Meet the Coaches - Third base coach Ed Sedar will host a Q&A session with Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his coaching staff.
12:30 p.m. - The Brewlywed Game - Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see which pair really knows each other the best. Joe Block will host the show.
2:00 p.m. - Meet the Management and Newest Players - Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, President of Baseball Operations - General Manager Doug Melvin, Vice President - Assistant General Manager Gord Ash will join the newest Brewers acquisitions - Corey Knebel, Adam Lind and Luis Sardinas - in a question and answer session with Brewers fans. The session will be hosted by Brian Anderson.
3:15 p.m. - Call to the Pen - Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show, similar to Pictionary. Joe Block will host the show.