Bucks to host first female PA announcer in team history

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are celebrating Women's History Month by making a little history of their own.

Thursday night, March 24, the team will have its first woman public address announcer in Bucks history -- Bonnie Oleson.

She is currently the PA for the University of Wisconsin's women's basketball, volleyball and softball teams.

When Oleson got the call to fill in on the mic in Milwaukee, she said she couldn't say no.

"Just because there hasn't been a female doing it before, just because it's something you never thought you would do, doesn't mean you can't," Oleson said.

To get ready she's been listening closely to how things are said and done at Fiserv Forum.

"I want to make sure the team hears consistent things and the crowd hears consistent things," Oleson said. 

She posted a photo on Twitter saying she'll do her best not to screw up our favorite players' names.

Oleson knows firsthand the impact women in sports can hold.

"It took me 23 years to realize that, because when I'm just doing my job, I don't realize how many kids are out there listening, how many players are listening or the teams, because I'm just doing it," Oleson said.

To the teams, players, fans listening in Thursday night, Oleson wants them to know they can chase their dreams, too.

"These opportunities come up, and if you don't say yes to them, you're going to regret it. So, say yes, and try it because you never know where it's going to bring you," Oleson said.

Fans at the game will go home with a replica championship ring.

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