'It was really cool!' Kids enjoy back-to-school shopping with the Milwaukee Brewers
GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As summer 2022 heads into the bottom of the ninth inning, area kids are getting ready to head back to school for the 2022-2023 term. Tuesday, 20 students headed to Greenfield Middle School this school year had a chance to do their back-to-school shopping with the help of the Milwaukee Brewers' Famous Racing Sausages and a few Brewers players.
"I remember when I was growing up and back-to-school shopping was always an exciting time," explained Brewers infielder Mike Brosseau. "An opportunity for a new year, new classmates, learning new stuff."
Brosseau was joined by teammates Jonathan Davis and Brad Boxberger at Meijer in Greenfield Tuesday morning. The players and other team personnel teamed up with the 20 students to help them fill their carts with everything from pencils and pens to new backpacks, folders and more. Each student had $125 to spend, courtesy of Meijer.
"We really believe in enriching the lives in the communities we serve, said Jennifer Hill, store director of the Meijer in Greenfield. "We're just very proud that we're able to do this and put some smiles on some kids' faces."
Jordan Strube is preparing to enter the 6th grade. He said the back-to-school shopping experience was fun to share with the Brewers.
"Get to meet the players and stuff and then you get like free school supplies," Strube said. "Pens, notebooks, pencil case and locker shelves."
Iyana Sharpe shared Strube's excitement.
"It was really cool," the future 7th grader said.
Along with some free school supplies, the students were treated to lunch and able to get some autographs. The event brought smiles to the faces of the players.
"Anytime we can get out here in the community and help some kids out is definitely a fun experience for us," Boxberger said. "Being able to help these kids out and get them some good stuff so they'll be ready to go."
"It was pretty cool getting out here," Davis said. "It's always fun and exciting. New year, new opportunities."