Bucks Wives Save Lives Sunday With Annual Auction

Kapco, Inc. also honors LeRoy Butler Breast Cancer Foundation as Home Court Hero

03/04/2011

On Sunday when the Bucks host the Boston Celtics at the Bradley Center, the team will help in the fight against breast cancer with two notable events. The team will help raise money for the Milwaukee Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Program with the 18th annual Bucks Wives Save Lives silent auction, sponsored by Columbia St. Mary's from doors open through the end of halftime. During the second quarter, the Bucks and Kapco, Inc. will also salute former Green Bay Packer safety LeRoy Butler as the Kapco Home Court Hero for his charitable efforts with the LeRoy Butler Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Bucks Wives Save Lives silent auction, which has raised more than $220,000 in 17 seasons, begins at 7 p.m. and runs through the end of halftime in the East Lobby. Auction items include autographed jerseys and basketballs from NBA stars throughout the league, autographed items from the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers and much more. The Bucks Team Mates (an organization of Bucks wives, girlfriends and family members) also put together the "Bucks Favorite Things" baskets, which include an autographed pair of shoes from a Bucks player along with their favorite books, DVDs, snacks and restaurant gift cards.

Sneak Preview of Some of the Auction Items

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program is a project of the City of Milwaukee Health Department.  Since its inception in 1990, the program has provided breast cancer screenings to more than 27,000 uninsured and underinsured women in the City of Milwaukee. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program is supported by city, state, and private contributions.

Columbia St. Mary's is a marketing partner with the Milwaukee Bucks and is excited to participate in the Buck's Wives Save Lives event this Sunday to support The Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program. The Columbia St. Mary's Breast Health Center is working to bring digital mammography closer to home for the women of Southeastern Wisconsin with the addition of the new Columbia St. Mary's Mobile Digital Mammography Center. The Mobile Digital Mammography Center provides screening mammograms at clinic locations and community partners in an effort to make the screening process easier and more accessible. The Mobile Digital Mammography Center will be at the event and open for tours.

Butler is best known for his 12 seasons with the Packers and as the inventor of the "Lambeau Leap" but he has also devoted much of his time to the LeRoy Butler Foundation. The organization's mission is to help women going through breast cancer treatment obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families. Butler has also developed a scholarship fund for children of breast cancer fighters called the LeRoy Butler Scholarship Foundation. More information on the LeRoy Butler Foundation can be found at www.lbf36.org.

This is the fourth season of the Kapco Home Court Heroes program. Several times throughout the season, the company teams up with the Milwaukee Bucks to recognize a group or individual that has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the community through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit. Kapco Inc. is a Bucks marketing partner utilizing Bucks initiatives in furthering their corporate and community goals.