Bucks fundraiser will give fans a chance to shoot hoops with head coach Jason Kidd

Money raised at the event will benefit the American Cancer Society

BMO Harris Bradley Center

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:13 pm

The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting a fundraising event for cancer research at the BMO Harris Bradley Center that will give fans a chance to shoot free throws and 3-pointers with Bucks head coach Jason Kidd.

BMO Harris Bradley Center
BMO Harris Bradley Center

The event, called “Shoot Down Cancer,” will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 and is being put on in partnership with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and the American Cancer Society.

In addition to the opportunity to shoot hoops with Kidd, the event will feature other “family-friendly activities and giveaways,” accoding to a Bucks statement released earlier this week. The first 1,000 fans to attend the event will also get a free “Shoot Down Cancer” T-shirt.

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with our new partners at Froedtert & MCW to support this critical cause,” Bucks president Peter Feigin. “The American Cancer Society does fantastic work in the fight against this terrible disease, but they can’t do it alone. We look forward to welcoming thousands of fans to the Bucks court to give their best shot in the battle against cancer.”

Feigin, Kidd’s wife, Porschla, and Froedtert Health president and chief executive officer Cathy Jacobson will be honorary chairs of the event. The three will donate $1 for each fan who attends, $5 for each free throw made and $25 each 3-pointer made up to $20,000 to the American Cancer Society.

The participating organizations are seeking additional sponsors to make separate or matching donations to the cause and encouraged those interested to contact Amy Rohrer of the American Cancer Society at amy.rohrer@cancer.org or (608) 886-0143.

Fans interested in attending should enter the Bradley Center through the Kohl’s Gate at the corner of North Fifth Street and West Highland Avenue.

Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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