Ryan Braun surprises family with Kohl's shopping spree

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:22:20-04

The Milwaukee Brewers teamed up with Kohl's and the Majestic to randomly give one family a $500  shopping spree at the Menomonee Falls Kohl's Store.

That lucky family is the Oelke's. Husband Kevin, wife Amy, and their four children Oliver, Stella, Gus and Violet began shopping and were soon joined by Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun.

"I was shaking," says Stella Oelke.

"Crazy," says Oliver Oelke. 

"It's crazy! You don't expect to meet Ryan Braun at Kohl's," says Amy Oelke. 

Oelke says everyone in the family is a Brewers fan, and if they're not at the game, they're watching it.

Amy Oelke says this $500 dollar shopping spree allows all six family members to each get some new Brewers gear. 

Kevin Oelke says talking with Braun makes the whole family says even more excited for the series to start on Thursday. Helping the children try on different hats, Braun could not stop smiling as he spoke with the family. 

"I think sometimes, the game itself is relatively insignificant. But the platform that it puts us on and the opportunity we have to impact people's lives is something that's really special to me," said Braun. 

While it's important to focus on the Brewers big game, Braun says it's also vital to create a positive impact in people's lives outside of the game.