PHOENIX - The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a bobblehead giveaway honoring “Hank” the stray dog who roamed around the Brewers Spring Training ballpark in west Phoenix.
“Bobblehank” is the ninth bobblehead giveaway scheduled by the Milwaukee Brewers organization this upcoming season, according to a team press release .
"Hank has crossed every demographic and is so much more than just a sports or pop-culture phenomenon," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger.
Hank was originally found roaming around Maryvale Baseball Park in February and the Brewers organization quickly embraced the stray dog.
The team took Hank to get his necessary shots and announced in March that they found a permanent home with a Brewers executive for the stray Shih Tzu mix.
"We had Hank down here with us for almost a month, and he became one of the most popular guys in the clubhouse," said Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler.
The giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13 at Miller Park in Milwaukee and is part of a Wisconsin Humane Society Day.
A portion of the proceeds from tickets sales for that game will be donated by the Brewers to the Wisconsin Humane Society's "Hank Fund," a pool that benefits stray animals in their care transferred from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, according to the news release.
"We're seeing that his story can brighten everyone's day, but it also greatly benefits these worthy organizations that do so much good in our community," Schlesinger said.