Beloved T-Rats Worker Remembered
Hundreds packed Fox Cities Stadium Wednesday evening to remember a beloved member of the Timber Rattlers family. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GRAND CHUTE - Hundreds packed Fox Cities Stadium Wednesday evening to remember a beloved member of the Timber Rattlers family.
Since 1999, Brock Calmes has been a fixture at Timber Rattlers games, known and loved by thousands of fans. He was known for his outgoing personality, and the booming voice he used to hawk concessions at every home game. Loved ones say his kindness radiated through everything he did.
"Brock was a pretty unique individual. He definitely was a people person.. and he just had a bright spirit.. a really bright spirit," said Brock's aunt, Mary Calmes.
"He was always such a sweetheart. From young on.. he's always been such a nice guy," said one family friend.
The 28-year-old died unexpectedly last week after a brief illness. Brock was also known for his work with children and his love of the outdoors, evidenced through his years spent volunteering with 4-H.
"He worked at Mosquito Hill, he was always with animals, and anything to do with people. He was just the kindest. You could tell every time you talked to him. We know we'll all miss him.. very, very much," said Diane Schmidt.
Timber Rattlers fans can make a donation to Mosquito Hill Nature Center in Brock's name. And even though he is gone, fans and teammates agree that he will never be forgotten.