Scooter Gennett to give pottery lesson for charity
MILWAUKEE, WI - Baseball players find many ways to kill time, whether on the road, waiting to come to Miller Park for a game or between workouts in the off-season. And while everyone finds ways to stay occupied, Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Spinning pottery.
Scooter loves to share his interests, and this Tuesday Kim and Brian Briesemeister will "spin with Scooter' after the pair won an exclusive pottery lesson with the Brewers second baseman. From 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. tomorrow, media are invited to come and watch as Gennett gives his best "Ghost" impression to the Briesemeister family as they will focus efforts on creating works of art to rival the great masters..
Earlier this year as part of Major League Baseball and the Brewers efforts to help raise money for LUNGevity, the team placed several different experiences up for auction. Along with a chance to own a game-used sweater and spend some time with team's legendary announcer Bob Uecker, the Brewers also placed a pottery experience with Scooter Gennett up for bids.
LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized. LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.
Kim and Brian Briesemeister won the auction for their daughter, Rebecca. The 13-year-old Rebecca is a huge Scooter Gennett fan and will participate with her parents.
For more information about LUNGevity please visit lungevity.org. For information about the Brewers and their ongoing efforts in the community, please visit brewers.com.