Commitment To Community: 2004-05

Keep checking this page for the latest photos from Milwaukee Bucks community events!

2005 Hoop It Up 3-On-3 Tournament

Hoop It Up, the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tour, returned to Milwaukee the weekend of July 30-31. Proceeds from this year's event benefited the MACC Fun. Thousands of ballers competed to qualify for the 2005 World Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Participants also had a chance to take part in the Slam Dunk Contest and the Million Dollar Shot Contest.

Desmond Dazzles Fans At Fan Fair

The Pick 'N Save/Copps Fan Fair continued on Saturday, July 30 in Mukwonago, WI. Mason signed autographs for shoppers along side Bango, Energee! Dancers and members of Hoop Troop.

Summer Fun!

Andrew Bogut and Desmond Mason were just some of the Bucks that made it out to Summerfest in early July, 2005. The "Milwaukee Bucks Experience Show" was back on the Summerfest grounds for seven of the festival's 11 days.

Gotta Have Danny G

Dan Gadzuric makes another trip to Pick 'N Save to greet shoppers on May 23.

Got Gadzuric?

Dan Gadzuric takes some time to visit Pick 'N Save shoppers on May 13.

Strickland Meets and Greets Pick 'N Save Shoppers

Erick Strickland made a visit to the Racine Pick 'N Save on Thursday, April 28 to meet and greet shoppers. The Bucks guard spent time chatting with fans and signing autographs.

Mason Says Give Peace A Chance

Desmond Mason continued his season-long commitment to the St. Michael Hospital Community Foundation Peace Program on Thursday, March 10 with a visit to Mother of Good Counsel Grade School. Mason spoke to two groups of students (100 first, second and third graders; 60 fourth and fifth grade students) on the importance of positive, peaceful conflict resolutions. The March 10 visit was the fifth of nine scheduled visits that Mason will make this season to local area schools and community groups.

4th Annual Bucks Blood Drive

Over 500 Bucks fans made a trip to the Bradley Center on Monday, February 28 to participate in the Fourth Annual Milwaukee Bucks Blood Drive. Joe Smith, Erick Strickland and Daniel Santiago joined new team members Reece Gaines and Calvin Booth in visiting with donors during the day. The Bucks Energee Dance Team and mascot Bango also cheered donors on as they gave the gift of life. MORE ...

Zaza Pachulia "Hams" It Up At Pick 'N Save

Zaza Pachulia made an appearance at the new Brown Deer Pick 'N Save on Saturday, February 26 to greet fans, sign autographs and introduce his signature ham sandwich. That's right. The former Turkey athlete pushed his ham sandwich! Pachulia took the time to say hello and take pictures with many fans. He even took the time to prepare his tasty snack.

Mason Preaches Importance Of Peace

Desmond Mason continued his season-long commitment to the St. Michael Hospital Community Foundation Peace Program on Friday, February 11, with a visit to St. Margaret Mary School. Mason spoke to a group of approximately 40 fourth-grade students on the importance of positive, peaceful conflict resolutions. The February 11 visit was the fourth of nine scheduled visits that Mason will make this season to local area schools and community groups.

Bucks Annual Special Olympics Clinic

On Monday, February 7, Milwaukee Bucks players, coaches and team mascot Bango joined 175 Special Olympics athletes during a 90-minute clinic on basketball fundamentals at Homestead High School. Marcus Fizer, Dan Gadzuric, Toni Kukoc, Desmond Mason, Zaza Pachulia, Michael Redd, Daniel Santiago, Joe Smith and Mo Williams were the athletes on hand. The annual clinic is a part of ongoing support of Special Olympics by the Milwaukee Bucks organization. MORE...

Mason Continues Commitment To Peace

Desmond Mason continued his season-long commitment to the St. Michael Hospital Community Foundation Peace Program on Tuesday, January 25 with a visit to Silver Spring School. Mason spoke to a group of approximately 140 students, grades K-thru-5, on the importance of positive, peaceful conflict resolutions. The January 25 visit was the third of nine scheduled visits that Mason will make this season to local area schools and community groups.

Bucks Auction Benefits Tsunami Victims In South Asia

In early January, the Milwaukee Bucks organization partnered with the American Red Cross Greater Milwaukee Chapter to raise funds for the organization’s International Relief Services efforts in Asia. The two pictures shown above are from an auction that was held at the team's January 8 game against the Utah Jazz. Fans in attendance had the chance to bid on a number of different items, including a piece of Desmond Mason’s original artwork, autographed pairs of Michael Redd and Toni Kukoc’s game shoes, a Valentine’s Day Package (including Bucks women’s sportswear), a handcrafted, autographed Bucks rally scarf, and two courtside seats to the Friday, February 25 Bucks-Toronto game. All bidding proceeds benefited the relief efforts in Asia as provided by the Red Cross. MORE...

Keith Van Horn Shops To Benefit "Sojourner Truth House"

On Thursday morning, December 23, when most people were still sleeping, Keith Van Horn took to some local shops to purchase gifts to benefit the Sojourner Truth House in Milwaukee. At 6:00 a.m., Van Horn filled his cart with bed linens, pajamas, toiletries and cleaning supplies for the House, which provides shelter for those affected by domestic violence. He also made a stop at a local toy store to pick up games and toys for the children of those affected by domestic violence. After purchasing all of the gifts, Van Horn, along with his family, personally delivered them to the Sojourner House.

Bucks Visit Patients At Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin

The entire Milwaukee Bucks roster, along with the coaching staff and members of the front office, made a special visit to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on Monday, December 20. The team walked the halls of the hospital's cancer wings to spread holiday cheer, good wishes and Bucks goodies. The patients were thrilled to get the chance to meet players like Michael Redd, Desmond Mason, Keith Van Horn and Joe Smith. General Manager Larry Harris was on hand along with Head Coach Terry Porter. Milwaukee Bucks owner and Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl also donned a red stocking cap and joined in on the fun.

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the beneficiary of research advances made by the building's Midwest Children's Cancer Center, a center that was made possible by the efforts of the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund. The Milwaukee Bucks have been partnering with the MACC Fund since its beginning back in 1976.

Redd, Mason, Williams and Fizer Tip-Off Annual Reading Challenge

Michael Redd, Desmond Mason, Mo Williams and Marcus Fizer joined over 300 students to help tip-off the “Read-To-Achieve Library Reading Challenge” on Friday, December 17 at the Milwaukee Central Library. The event was hosted by Bucks TV voice Jim Paschke. Bango was also on hand with members of Hoop Troop and the Energee! Dance Team. MORE...

Bucks Ring Bells For The Salvation Army

Bucks players, basketball staff, front-office personnel, Bango and members of the Energee! Dance Team rang bells for The Salvation Army’s Largest Kettle on Monday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MORE...

Ford Meets Fans At Downtown Metro Market

On Friday, December 3, T.J. Ford met with fans, signed autographs and pushed his favorite sandwich - the turkey sandwich - at Pick 'N Save's downton Metro Market. Ford also passed out recipe cards to all those who stopped by .

Desmond Mason Helps Promote Peace

On Tuesday, November 16, Milwaukee Bucks guard Desmond Mason spoke with 1st and 2nd grade students at the 35th Street School, as part of the St. Michael Hospital Community Foundation Peace Program.

The St. Michael Hospital Community Foundation Peace Program is a violence prevention program that encourages children to consider the consequences of their actions. It is designed to give young people the tools necessary to construct positive and peaceful solutions to conflict in their lives. MORE...

PB&J Challenge Winners Announced And Celebrated

Elementary, middle and high schools competed against their respective grade levels to collect the most peanut butter and jelly to benefit the Second Harvest of Wisconsin. After the great weigh-in, the winners for the most pounds per school were: Salem Grade School with 2,734 pounds, McKinley Middle School with 2,705 pounds and Racine Horlick High School with 385 pounds. The winners with the most pounds per student were: St. Gregory the Great in the elementary category with six pounds per student and a total of 2,206 pounds, Whitefish Bay Middle School with three pounds per student and a total of 2,306 pounds and Brookfield Academy Upper School with one pound per student and a total of 216 pounds.

The winning schools were honored at half time of the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Bobcats game Wednesday, November 10th. Representatives from the winning schools joined Bucks guard T.J. Ford, the spokesperson for the Great Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge, on the court where he honored the students for their extraordinary efforts to help feed hungry kids. MORE...

Bucks Tip Off Another Season Of "Read To Achieve"

The Milwaukee Bucks held their first 2004-05 Read to Achieve event on Friday, October 22 at the United Community Center on Milwaukee’s south side. Several Bucks players were present to read to local children and stress the importance of education and reading.

The Bucks players took turns reading a book in each of their native languages. Desmond Mason read in English, Dan Gadzuric in Dutch, Daniel Santiago in Spanish, Toni Kukoc in Croatian and Zaza Pachulia in Georgian. MORE...

Bucks Hold Annual Open Scrimmage

On Saturday, October 9, Head Coach Terry Porter and the Milwaukee Bucks hosted 7,893 fans at a free open practice session on the Bradley Center floor. The afternoon was filled with a series of events and activities for the fans to enjoy, including a 24-minute scrimmage by members of the Milwaukee Bucks. The highlight of the afternoon was when four lucky fans received season ticket packages after four separate Bucks players nailed half court shots. Each Bucks player that participated in the scrimmage was paired up with a randomly selected fan. Both the fan and the player were given one half court shot. A made shot by either the player or fan would result in the fan receiving a Bucks 10-Pack Plus Plan, good for 12 regular season games in the lower bowl.

Other events throughout the afternoon included player "meet-and-greets" as the fans came in the door, a performance by the Energee! Dance Team, appearances by Bango, Hoop Troop and Super Force, a chat session with Terry Porter and Larry Harris, monitored by Bucks TV Voice Jim Paschke, and other sorts of relays and games. MORE...

Bucks Go Back To School

The Milwaukee Bucks went back to school on Wednesday, September 29, delivering school supplies to a few of Milwaukee’s public schools. Head Coach Terry Porter joined players Zaza Pachulia, Mike James and Daniel Santiago as the four made visits to Kilbourn Elementary School, Douglas Middle School and Keefe Avenue Elementary School. MORE...