Milwaukee Bucks Foundation celebrates anniversary with virtual events next week

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting a week of virtual events from May 3 through May 7.

The Bucks will host Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Week featuring opportunities for fans to purchase limited edition retail items, auctions for exclusive Bucks experiences and items, and opportunities to learn more about the foundation's work to help the Milwaukee community.

Officials say Bucks fans can take part in an online auction from noon on Monday, May 3 until 10 p.m. Friday, May 7. Auction items include a variety of once-in-a-lifetime packages and experience. According to officials, these auction items include the following: 

  • Bucks All-Star Package
  • Show you're the Bucks' #1 fan with a signed and framed 2020 NBA All-Star game jersey of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Khris Middleton signed basketball, and the shirt Pat Connaughton wore for the 2020 All Star Dunk Contest (autographed).
  • DJ Shawna Virtual Dance Party
  • Bid on the chance to host a virtual DJ Shawna Dance Party. The winner will get the opportunity to host friends, family, or colleagues for a 30-minute dance party with DJ Shawna, including a playlist curated by DJ Shawna herself.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Autographed Canvas
  • This one-of-a-kind package features the hand painted canvas of MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Bucks' 2019-20 home opener halftime show and has ben autographed by the MVP.
  • Bucks Gaming Experience
  • Grab up to four of your friends and family for a once-in-a-lifetime gaming experience at the Bucks Gaming practice facility. The Bucks Gaming pros will join in virtually for a night of NBA 2K or your favorite gaming title
  • Curated Dinner Package for Eight with Fiserv Forum Senior Executive Chef Kenneth Hardiman
  • Chef Hardiman will curate a dinner for eight guests with beverage pairings at Deer District’s newest event space, GATHER. This will be a custom dining experience that will overlook Deer District and be tailored to the guests to create a unique and memorable experience.

All proceeds will go directly to the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation. 

“Bucks Foundation Week is a chance for us to spotlight community leaders and partners doing impactful and amazing work to uplift communities all across the state,” said Arvind Gopalratnam, Executive Director of the Bucks Foundation. “As we celebrate the last five years and look forward to greater impact across the community, all throughout the week Bucks fans everywhere will have really fun ways to support us.”

Fans can also purchase a Mystery Box through the online auction on Wednesday, May 5 during the Bucks' game against the Washington Wizards. Each box includes Bucks memorabilia and at least one autographed item. Officials say 25 of the boxes will include an autographed jersey from one of the starting five Bucks players. 

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