Community Involvement


"I think the beer business is still the most fun and best way to be involved with many aspects of our local community.  Giving our internal partners the opportunity to achieving the perfect balance in life between dedication and pride in their families, gaining the respect and support of each other, and all employees in the company being focused on giving back to the community has made Brewery Products a successful business."  - Wendy Keesee

John Keesee has always been involved with many community groups including MDA, the York County Shrine Club, Tall Cedars, American Red Cross, York Jaycees, and currently serves on the York Fair Board of Directors.

Wendy Keesee continues to be a part of the local community serving on the Board of Directors of the York East Rotary Club, Past President of the York Jaycees, and Past Vice President of the Pennsylvania Jaycees.  She also has coordinated many activities to raise funds to support the American Red Cross, Crispus Attucks Center of York, Olivia's House, Harvest Food Pantry,  United Way, York County Literacy Council, Margaret E Moul Home, ForSight Vision, and York Habitat for Humanity to name a few.  She also helped develop several local youth ice hockey organizations including the York Suburban Ice Hockey Club and was involved in many youth aquatic organizations including North Baltimore Aquatic Club.  She was named Central Penn Business Journal's Top 40 under 40 in 2003.

Randy Reynolds has been with the company for over 28 years and coordinates many local events including a variety of fundraising activities including  golf tournaments, poker runs, Bike Weeks and Concert events that are directly related to benefit charitable organizations throughout local communities.  Randy is also a member of the Brewery Products Board of Directors, a lifetime member of Littlestown Volunteer Fire Co., Vice President of the Littlestown Athletic Booster Club, a member of numerous social clubs, and has had a history of sports related accomplishments that has enabled him to meet a lot of people and through those associations has secured additional business opportunities for Brewery Products.  Personal accomplishments include the induction to the York College and Adams County Sports Hall of Fame.  Several years of Minor League and local sand lot baseball along with active participation in local organizations has given him tremendous exposure and the opportunity to meet many influential people.

Sue Weitzel with almost 35 years of dedication to the company has coordinated many events and served the community in many ways with organizations like the SPCA, MDA, YWCA, and many local running organizations.  Sue has accomplished many accolades in the running community.

Charities:

Their largest and longest standing community contribution is their Bud Open that takes place each August at Penn National Golf Course.  To date they have given back over $500,000 to the Franklin County Shrine and this past year was their 35th year for the tournament.

Their entire employee base participates in the annual Red Cross Charity Bowl...with at least 20-30 participants each year.

 

Past events include York County Raft Race and York County Bud Open which raised over $1,000,000 for their local community.

Their newest charitable event is their "Budmen for Boobies" campaign that takes place for the month of October.  Their delivery team came up with the idea in 2012, and they raised over $8,000 in just a few weeks.  All proceeds were given to the local breast cancer organization to pay for mammograms for women who do not have health insurance.  Their entire company gets involved, and this year with a quicker start they are planning on raising even more money, and having fun with many local events. They have guest bartending, get your photo taken with the "real Budmen" and their trucks, and many other events for their drivers, sales, and everyone to help raise money for Breast Cancer awareness.


 


The Brewery Products Team


"Our Bud Men"  Russel Haller B.A.M and Matt Whitmer Delivery Driver