Bucks and McDonald's Restaurants aim to boost area schools
Five Local Principals Get Shot To Win $100,000 For Their Schools
As the principal of Hartford University School in Milwaukee, Cynthia Ellwood deals with pressures every day. At halftime of the Bucks game on Friday, though, she'll face a much different kind of pressure. When the Bucks host the Utah Jazz this Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Bucks and McDonald's Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin will give Ellwood and four other southeastern Wisconsin principals one shot to win $100,000 for their respective schools.
In preparation for her turn in the big contest, principal Ellwood will sharpen her shooting skills with Bucks mascot Bango and Ronald McDonald TOMORROW, Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. at a Pep Rally held at the Hartford University School gymnasium.
The McDonald's Three-Point Club $100,000 Shootout will take place at halftime of Friday's game. Principals from Hartford University School (Milwaukee), James Madison Academic Campus (Milwaukee), Lake Country Lutheran High School (Hartland), Merton Intermediate School (Merton), and St. Paul's Lutheran School (Cudahy) will take part in the event. They can earn cash prizes to enhance education programs at their respective schools by hitting various shots: a lay-up ($250); a free throw ($500); and the first made half court shot ($100,000 - to be paid over five years). In addition, the principals will receive $100 for their schools simply by participating.
The contest is a feature of the Three-Point Club, sponsored by the McDonald's Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bucks. The club enables students who achieve "honor roll" status to receive complimentary Bucks tickets and McDonald's Extra Value Meals. More than 1,500 honor roll students and 3,000 family members will attend either the March 12 Bucks game against the Jazz, the April 7 tilt versus the Nets or the April 10 contest against the Celtics. The five participants for Friday's Shooter Contest were selected by a random drawing.