Through the Milwaukee Bucks Courtside Active Scholars Program, the Bucks’ owners will grant one high school male and female student every month two courtside seats each. To be considered for the program, students will need to demonstrate at least 90 percent attendance during the most recent term and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. They will also need to be in the midst of their second year in an interscholastic sport, intramural sport or other physical fitness activity.
The program will require students to complete an application that includes an essay on why they value sports and physical fitness. A committee of leaders from both the Bucks and MPS will select winners each month. That committee will be comprised of Bucks co-owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan; president Peter Feigin; the team’s executive vice president of social responsibility and community affairs, John Steinmiller; MPS executive director of community engagement Denise Callaway; and MPS athletic director Bill Molbeck.
“This is a terrific opportunity to reward active and engaged students,” Feigin said. “We think it’s important to highlight the positive accomplishments of the young people in the city. They are our future leaders and role models. It’s great to see our ownership involved in the future of Milwaukee in this way.”
The program committee selected Amanda MacArthur, a senior at MacDowell Montessori School, and Deandre Hill Stanton, a junior at Rufus King International High School, as February’s winning students. The two were given seats to Wednesday’s game when the Bucks challenged the Sacramento Kings.