Milwaukee Bucks celebrating Women's History month, hoping to inspire young women

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - The Milwaukee Bucks are making sure to celebrate women and their achievements both in the community and in the organization this month.

The Bucks are celebrating Women's History Month, which goes until March 31. Fans will see a lot of purple throughout the area, which is the color of the women's suffrage movement.

"We, as an organization, have hired more women than ever before in the organization," Kate Ulrich said.

Ulrich is the director of live programming. She said locally-owned women businesses will be taking over concession stands. There will also be female half-time show performers, national anthem singers and different speakers and hosts.

"We partnered with TEMPO Milwaukee to spotlight some of those women and what their impact has been in the community," Ulrich said.

The team has also partnered with the Wisconsin Historical Society to highlight stories of women's history in Wisconsin. Banners dedicated to those stories can be seen near section 201.

"Growing up I didn't know there was all of these positions and a place for me at an NBA team," Mallory LePage said.

LePage is the director of global partnerships. She said the goal is to show young girls and fans that there's a place for them in the male-dominated industry.

"So that they can see women belong in leadership roles in organizations like the Bucks," LePage said.

LePage said the Bucks will continue its commitment to women's initiatives throughout the year.

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