Vote Brewers! Balloting party at UW-Milwaukee Thursday

MILWAUKEE - With the Vote Brewers! campaign underway and voting for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in full-swing, the Brewers and UW-Milwaukee have planned a Vote Brewers! party on the UWM campus this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party will take place at the UWM Union (2200 East Kenwood Boulevard).

Fans will have an opportunity to cast their votes online balloting via the laptop computers in the UWM Union All-Star Polling District. In addition, the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages will be in attendance at the balloting party.

Eight Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be held on Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York. Players on this year's All-Star ballot include 1B Corey Hart, 2B Rickie Weeks, SS Jean Segura, 3B Aramis Ramirez, C Jonathan Lucroy, OF Ryan Braun, OF Carlos Gomez and OF Norichika Aoki. Write-in votes are also possible. 

In-park balloting at Miller Park is underway and will continue through Friday, June 21, comprising 25 home dates. With every 10 ballots turned in to the All-Star Polling District at Miller Park, fans will receive one raffle ticket that will enter them in a drawing for the opportunity to win a collector's item daily, ranging from game-used memorabilia to player autographs. A drawing will be held during every home game through June 21 and the winning ticket will be announced during the game. Rules will be available at the Polling District. 

Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at Brewers.com a maximum of 35 times per email address through Thursday, July 4 at 10:59 CT. All fans voting 21 times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win Ryan Braun's Miller Park Suite for a night, complete with tickets, food and a personal visit from the young Brewers slugger. Fans voting online will also receive a buy-one, get-one offer for select Brewers home games. More information and rules may be found at Brewers.com. 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The media is invited to attend Thursday's event.

WHAT:                 Vote Brewers! Balloting Party

WHERE:               UWM Union, 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI (By Bookstore Entrance)

WHEN:                 Thursday, May 2; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.