Milwaukee Bucks to Host Second Annual HBCU Night Presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday Jan. 31

HBCU Night ticket package, which includes access to pregame networking event, specially-designed HBCU Night t-shirt and ticket to that night’s game vs. Hornets, available HERE

Two Milwaukee high school seniors attending HBCUs this fall awarded $10,000 scholarships 

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 20, 2023) – For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Bucks will host HBCU Night presented by Johnson Controls on Tuesday, Jan. 31 when the Bucks take on the Charlotte Hornets at Fiserv Forum. Honoring and celebrating historically black colleges and universities, HBCU Night will feature a special ticket package offer, an HBCU Night t-shirt, a pregame networking event for HBCU alumni and Divine 9 members and an HBCU college fair.

To tipoff HBCU Night celebrations, the Bucks and Johnson Controls partnered to grant two $10,000 scholarships to Milwaukee high school seniors who plan on attending an HBCU in the fall. After more than 100 nominations were submitted – more than three times the number of nominations received last year – Terynn Erby-Walker, a senior at Golda Meir School in Milwaukee, and Russell Morgan Jr., a senior at Milwaukee Rufus King International High School, were selected to receive the scholarships. Each student was presented with their scholarship during a surprise presentation at their school earlier this month. Video of those presentations can be seen here. The two students will also be spotlighted during HBCU Night at Fiserv Forum on Jan. 31.

The HBCU Night ticket package, which includes a ticket to that night’s game against the Hornets, the HBCU Night t-shirt below and access to a pregame HBCU networking event at GATHER in Deer District, is available now and can be purchased here. The HBCU Night t-shirt was designed by N.C. AT&T student Janiya Barcliff as part of a nation-wide competition. The pregame networking event will take place from 5-7 p.m. that night at GATHER and will feature guest speakers and HBCU alumni from the Bucks, Johnson Controls, Marquette University and United Way Diversity Leadership Society.

The Bucks and Johnson Controls will host an HBCU College Fair at Fiserv Forum with HYFIN during HBCU Night where prospective students will have the opportunity to connect with several HBCU recruiters and admissions representatives from across the country to learn more about their specific school culture, admissions process and resources. The HBCU College Fair will be held on the upper concourse of Fiserv Forum throughout the game and is scheduled to include representatives from Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Fisk University, Lane College, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Paul Quinn College, Rust College, Talladega College, West Virginia State University and Southern University.

Further HBCU Night celebrations will include the national anthem performed by HBCU alum Alesia Miller (Spelman College), a halftime strolling showcase featuring members of the Divine 9 and video spotlights throughout the game showcasing the Bucks and Johnson Controls’ connections to HBCUs.

For more information on HBCU Night presented by Johnson Controls, or to purchase an HBCU Night ticket package, visit www.bucks.com/HBCU.