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.
Tomorrow is the day! I’ll be doing the PA announcing for the @Bucks in celebration of Women’s History Month! So if you’re there, I will try really hard to not screw up your favorite players name! pic.twitter.com/Rtiraz5FRB— Bonnie Oleson (@BonnieOleson) March 23, 2022
Oleson knows firsthand the impact women in sports can hold.
To the teams, players, fans listening in Thursday night, Oleson wants them to know they can chase their dreams, too.