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Alumni Charity Challenge

Former Marquette Golden Eagle, Green Bay Phoenix, Wisconsin Badger, and Milwaukee Panther basketball stars re-unite to raise money for charity and to prove who is still number one on the court. On Friday, July 8th, at 2:30 pm join us at the Gruber Law Offices Sportszone at Summerfest, where alumni from each university will compete in a series of shooting competitions, all to support four great charitable organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay, Garding Against Cancer, and the MACC Fund.

Fans, we need your support! Participate in this event by donating a minimum of $10 in the name of your favorite team or charity now through July 7, 2022. For your donation, you will receive one (1) free Summerfest ticket valid for Friday, July 8th from noon to 4 p.m. Give your favorite team an advantage in the competition, and support four great causes, who together will receive 100% of the funds raised.

DONATE NOW

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Marquette Golden Eagles Alumni representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

DONATE NOW on behalf of the Marquette Golden Eagles Alumni team playing for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

With more than 40 locations across Milwaukee and 300-acre Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is flexible and responsive to the needs of the youth we serve. Kids and teens ages 4-18 attend our Clubs after school and enjoy programming in areas like academic enrichment, STEAM, sports and recreation, health and wellness, leadership and service, college and careers and social emotional development.  Our youth development professionals work every day to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of our members. BGCGM provides members a unique bridge between home, school, and community. We connect these learning environments to inspire youth to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. Kids and teens enjoy safe spaces, impactful programs, nutritious meals, and key resources to help them achieve academic success, make healthy life choices, and reach their full potential. 

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee here

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Green Bay Phoenix Alumni Representing Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay

DONATE NOW on the behalf of the Green Bay Phoenix team playing for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay has a place for every child. We offer a safe, inviting, place to learn and grow – all while having fun. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of local youth (7-17) by instilling a sense of belonging, passion, and confidence. We are proud to serve nearly 500 youth each day and pride ourselves on being caring adults that youth can trust to support them and assist in removing barriers as needed.

Learn about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay here

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Wisconsin Badger Alumni Representing Garding Against Cancer

DONATE NOW on behalf of the Wisconsin Badger Alumni team playing for Garding Against Cancer.

Since December 2016, Garding Against Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Greg Gard, and his wife Michelle, has raised more than $6.5 million to make an impact on cancer research and care in the state of Wisconsin. At the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Wisconsin’s only comprehensive cancer center, funding supports groundbreaking clinical trials, research studies, and new ways to prevent, diagnose, detect, and treat cancer. In partnering with the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative, Garding Against Cancer supports their work to reduce cancer disparities across the state. Garding Against Cancer also supports direct patient prevention and care, hosting events in, and supporting those local communities, around Wisconsin.

For Research and Care. For a Cure. For Wisconsin. Learn more about Garding Against Cancer here.

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Milwaukee Panthers Alumni representing the MACC Fund

DONATE NOW on the behalf of the Milwaukee Panther Alumni team playing for the MACC Fund.

The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to funding critical research for pediatric cancer and related blood disorders like sickle cell disease and aplastic anemia. Since 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed nearly $80 million to research and the overall five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer has risen from 20% to over 80%. But the battle is far from over as the ultimate goal of the MACC Fund is to be cured out of existence.

Learn more about the MACC Fund here

The Event
Each team will participate in three rounds of shooting competitions. The winner of each round will earn 100 team points. In advance of the competition, your donations will give your favorite team a points advantage. The team with the highest number of donations will receive 50 points, and the team with the most money raised will receive 50 points. The team who ends the competition with the most total points wins. Their charity partner will receive 40% of the funds. The charitable partners of the losing teams will each receive 20% of the total funds raised. Everybody wins! Plus, Melanie Ricks, Milwaukee Bucks in-game host and host of MKE in the Morning on 101.7 The Truth, will emcee the event. Attendees can also enjoy a special performance from the Davis Club Dance Team.

The Shooting Competitions

Round 1 – All players from each team will participate individually with their two teammates rebounding. Each player has 30 seconds to shoot from five different spots on the court, ranging from 10 feet to 30 feet. Players cannot repeat the same shot consecutively. Shots made from each shooting location have different values (one point, two points, three points, four points or five points). Individual player scores will be added together to determine the team score. The team with the highest team score will win round 1 and earn 100 challenge points.

Round 2 – All players from each team will participate individually. Players will have five main shooting locations with a rack of 5 balls located at each location. The first four balls will be worth 1 point. The 5th ball in each rack will be worth 2 points. The team with the most collective points will earn 100 challenge points.

Round 3 – Each team will compete, one at a time, and all players on the team will participate in trying to make a half-court shot. Team 1 will set the time to beat with a made shot or expiration of the clock (maximum of 1 minute and 30 seconds). The team that makes a half-court shot in the fastest time will earn 100 challenge points

Tiebreaker - All players from the tying teams will compete in a round of lighting. The team of the last player remaining, will win and break the tie.

Don’t miss your chance to positively impact the community AND see some of the best college basketball players to have played the game in the state of Wisconsin! Donate today!