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'Brewlywed Game' among On Deck offerings

MLB.com Reporter @CarrieMuskat

More than 50 Brewers players, alumni, coaches, front-office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in the Brewers On Deck fan fest Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT at the Wisconsin Center.

Fans will be able to participate in question-and-answer sessions with Brewers manager Craig Counsell and his coaching staff, team chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio and general manager David Stearns at the Klement's main stage. The Brewers will host their version of the "Newlywed Game," titled the "Brewlywed Game," in which players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to determine who really knows each other.

More than 50 Brewers players, alumni, coaches, front-office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in the Brewers On Deck fan fest Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT at the Wisconsin Center.

Fans will be able to participate in question-and-answer sessions with Brewers manager Craig Counsell and his coaching staff, team chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio and general manager David Stearns at the Klement's main stage. The Brewers will host their version of the "Newlywed Game," titled the "Brewlywed Game," in which players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to determine who really knows each other.

There also will be a Brewers' "Jeopardy" game, featuring a player, prospect and alum, and a "Family Feud" session later in the day.

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The Brewers interactive stage will feature a kids-only question-and-answer session that will allow youngsters to interview players. There will be a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.

Brewers Community Foundation will host a treasure hunt featuring some hard-to-find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at noon on the interactive stage. Additionally, BCF will hold a 50/50 raffle.

Photo sessions with players also are scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas. The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full setup with the latest team merchandise for sale. A Brewers Museum will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.

During the fan fest, the Brewers will unveil a new book, "Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood Our City," which was published by SHARP Literacy Inc. and is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and Ryan Braun. It tells the story of "two children who share their differing experiences of Milwaukee and are attempting to figure out how they fit in." The book also features informational sections that weave together iconic Milwaukee institutions and neighborhood-based landmarks with important themes in common.

SHARP Literacy Inc. is a non-profit organization that enhances future life success by energizing urban children and motivating them to identify themselves as confident, capable scholars and lifelong learners by inspiring engagement in reading, writing and research through hands-on interaction and visual arts.

Food donations will be accepted through the Hunger Task Force and can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at Fourth Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and Fourth Street and Wells Street.

Fans will be invited to stop by the Social Media Stage where they can post photos from the event to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes, such as a trip down Bernie Brewer's slide, game tickets and more.

Children can visit the Farm Teams Infield for free batting and hitting clinics throughout the day. Brewers alumni and players will be on hand for the sessions. In addition, kids can run around the field or play games with Brewers players in the Fan Cave.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children 14 and under. Tickets on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Brewers Community Foundation. Tickets may be purchased online at Brewers.com/ondeck, at the Miller Park ticket office or by calling the Brewers ticket office at 414-902-4000 through Jan. 29.

The Brewers also announced Hall of Famer Robin Yount will not attend the winter convention because of a personal conflict.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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