BA hosting Miracle League event on Thursday

Brewers pitchers and catchers officially report to Spring Training camp one week from today, but you need not wait that long for your baseball fix. Brewers television broadcaster Brian Anderson is hosting an event at Miller Park on Thursday to get the season started.

Anderson, with broadcast partner Bill Schroeder and Cubs TV man Len Kasper, is hosting a fundraiser that night for the Miracle League of Milwaukee, a terrific organization that brings the thrill of baseball to special needs kids. The organization has built a custom-designed field at 9050 N. Swan Rd. in Milwaukee that features a cushioned, rubberized, completely flat surface to allow access for the visually impaired and those in wheelchairs. They had a successful “soft open” last year, and now are working to spread the word.

That’s what Thursday’s “Point Event” in Miller Park’s NYCE Stadium Club is all about.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. CT for a brief reception, and the program begins at 7 p.m. Former Brewers beat writer-turned-radio star Drew Olson will host a baseball roundtable with Anderson, Schroeder and Kasper. Mike Mangione & The Union will provide musical entertainment.

A limited supply of $40 tickets are available through the Miracle League’s website.

“The Point” is non-profit foundation founded by Anderson and Greg Marshall that was created, as Anderson puts it, “to be an assist-maker. First, by helping non-profits define who they are and why they exist. And, second, stamping that purpose by creating a short promotional video that allows them to tell their story in a compelling way.”

To that end, The Point produced a short film for the Miracle League at no charge, using funds from past Point events and donations. Anderson will debut that video at Thursday’s event, and having just watched it, I can assure it will make you smile.

For more on the Miracle League of Milwaukee, including photos of their stadium, visit the organization’s website.

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