As the Fort Wayne NBA D-League team, we take development seriously. Not just developing players on the basketball court, but also in our community. We are passionately committed to acting as a catalyst in the city of Fort Wayne to promote and facilitate community growth, education and sustainability. We are willing and able to do anything and everything to be involved in our community. Through our corporate partnerships and outreach initiatives, we will be dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy of good citizenship and economical development in Fort Wayne.
We receive a large number of donation and appearance requests throughout the year, and we carefully review each submission to make sure that we can help as many people as possible. Requests will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to organizations that focus on children and promote literacy, physical fitness, or the sport of basketball. Although we are eager to help in every way possible, our availability is limited and we will not be unable to honor every request.
Please note: requests must be received by our staff at least four weeks prior to the event.
Organizations are limited to receive one donation and one appearance within each calendar year.
Fees will be determined once an appearance has been granted.
One Colony, One Community
1910 St. Joe Center Road, Suite 61
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-469-4667; Fax: 260-469-4674
Contact: Audrey Siebrase at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Basketball Clinics
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants teamed up with the YMCA Y-Ball program, Upward basketball, and several other youth basketball organizations to conduct several youth clinics throughout the season.
Do It Best Read To Achieve
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants teamed up with Do It Best Corp. for the Do It Best Read To Achieve events.
Dec. 21, 2009: Christmas with the Ants
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants teamed up with Vincent Village and Meijer for a 2nd year to provide kids from Vincent Village, a transitional home for homeless familie, the Christmas of their dreams. Each child received a $100 gift certificate to Meijer and were paired up with a Mad Ants player to shop for whatever they desired.
May 31, 2009: All-American City Day
The Mad Ant mad an appearance at Parkview Stadium to help celebrate All-American City Day.
April 25, 2009: YMCA Healthy Kids Day
The Madame Ants and the Mad Ant were a huge hit at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Parkview Stadium.
2008-09 Community Events
Dec. 23, 2008: Christmas with the Ants
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants teamed up with Vincent Village to provide 10 kids in need, the Christmas of their dreams. Each child received a $100 gift certificate to Meijer and were paired up with a Mad Ants player to shop for whatever they desired. Each child also received a free hair cut courtesy of Great Clips.
Sept. 9, 2008: Coats for Kids
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants teamed up with local station - NewsChannel 15 and Peerless Cleaners to collect winter coats for kids in the Fort Wayne area.
Sept. 6, 2008: Annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence"
President Jeff Potter, the front office staff, and the Mad Ant (see photo on the right) walk in their red high heels to raise funds and awareness for the Rape Awareness Program of the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau.