Bucks' Jr. NBA clinic gets kids connected to the game

NOW: Bucks’ Jr. NBA clinic gets kids connected to the game

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kids got the chance to practice their basketball skills alongside Milwaukee Bucks' players on Tuesday night, Oct. 22. 

The Jr. NBA clinic was led by Bucks players Donte DiVincenzo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

More than 50 students, ranging from six to eighth grade, from the Pieper Hillside Boys and Girls Clubs participated in event.

The kids learned the fundamentals of basketball from the players as well as the Bucks' expert basketball coaching staff. 

Organizers say the Jr. NBA program helps create youth participation in basketball and gets kids connected to the game. 

"We love doing things like this cause we're a basketball team and what better way for our players to connect to kids in our community to teach them some of the things they know to help them got to their level," said Arvind Gopalratnam, Bucks' VP of corporate social responsibility.


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