MILWAUKEE – Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) reached a significant milestone last night by reaching $1 million in gross revenue from the 2012 BCF 50/50 Raffle. This milestone was reached over a month earlier than in 2011 (the $1 million mark was reached on August 18 last year). Half of the proceeds fund grants to nonprofit organizations that provide quality programming focusing on health, education, recreation and basic needs.
The largest take home prize from this season was over $28,000 which occurred on Opening Day.
Now in its third season, tickets for the BCF 50/50 Raffle are sold throughout Miller Park from the time gates open during every Brewers home game. For each game, half of the net proceeds are given to a lucky fan and the other half benefit Brewers Community Foundation. Some of the non-profit programs previously supported by the Foundation include Arts at Large, Beckum Stapleton Little League, Boys & Girls Club, COA, Felix Mantilla Little League, Girl Scouts of Milwaukee, Hunger Task Force, Habitat for Humanity, Make-a-Wish, Sojourner Truth House, Susan G. Komen, UPAF, United Way, YMCA, and YWCA.
Through Brewers Community Foundation, Mark and Debbie Attanasio continue their pledge to have the Milwaukee Brewers serve as leaders in the community. The BCF 50/50 raffle provides one of many opportunities to make a difference. Brewers Community Foundation harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. is the official charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers.