MILWAUKEE- The Milwaukee Brewers raised nearly $35,000 for families in Waukesha, directly impacted by the mass casualty event at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.
David Stearns, Craig Counsell and Freddy Peralta led a contingent of Brewers personnel in hosting fans for coffee Tuesday morning at The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee. The group was available for fans one-on-one to talk baseball and raise funds for those affected. The Brewers encouraged fans to make donations to benefit those impacted by the tragic event. All funds raised during the event were matched, personally, by Stearns.
“This is our way of connecting with our community,” Counsell told WTMJ.
“Our hearts ache for the victims of yesterday’s senseless tragedy,” said Brewers President – Baseball Operations David Stearns. “This is a time for our community to come together and support one another in any way we can.”
The Back Room at Colectivo is located at 2211 N. Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.