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The Brewers will see a lot of their franchise player this spring.
Hall of Famer Robin Yount lives in the Phoenix area and always drops by camp for a day or two of Spring Training, but this year he’s expected to be a regular part of the staff right up to the start of the season. General manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke extended the invitation after Roenicke chatted with Yount at an offseason event in Los Angeles.
“It’s huge, Roenicke said. “It isn’t necessarily that he’s a Hall of Famer, it’s the quality of the person. Today’s players, they’re not in awe of guys that are in the Hall of Fame. It’s certainly important of them for the credibility, obviously, but they’re looking at the guy. Is this a guy that’s helping them?”
Yount, Roenicke says, is a guy who can help them. Yount played shortstop and center field, so he knows defense. He topped 3,000 hits, so he knows offense. And he was a bench coach in Arizona and Milwaukee, so he knows teaching.
“He wants to help these guys out, and he’s got all of these other credentials,” Roenicke said. “So it’s huge having him here in this camp.”
Other former Brewers like Gorman Thomas and Jim Gantner are also expected to make their annual visits, Roenicke said.
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On Monday, June 7, Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin broadcaster Dave Nelson will host a celebrity golf tournament at the Original Championship Blackwolf Run Golf Course in Kohler, Wis., located 60 miles north of Milwaukee.The 18-Hole Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament will begin at noon CT and will be followed by a cocktail and dinner reception with both a silent and live auction. An awards ceremony will also take place later that evening. Celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include Robin Yount, Gorman Thomas and a host of others.All teams will be comprised of a five-person group and play will consist of a Scramble Format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up the five person team. Registration fees are $2,500 per foursome, with all proceeds benefiting Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa, and Brewers Community Foundation.A golf clinic will take place at 10 a.m. and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the start of the tournament. In addition, there will be a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auction and awards ceremony after. The tournament is limited to 28 foursomes. For additional information or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience, interested participants may visit brewers.com/davey.Open Arms Home for Children is a non-profit organization that provides homes to orphaned children affected by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa. Dave Nelson has served as Board Director for over four years. The Brewers Community Foundation is the official charity of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. The mission of Brewers Community Foundation is to support activities and programs targeted at youth recreation, scholarship and education throughout Milwaukee and Wisconsin.