For me and many fans, the annual MACC Fund game marks the beginning of the basketball season. It’s always a fun, charitable way to see the new Bucks players and get primed for the regular season.
This year, on Saturday at 7 p.m., the Bucks welcome the Detroit Pistons to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the 39th MACC Fund Game. It’s the cornerstone of the Bucks’ 38-year founding commitment to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, that was co-founded by Jon McGlocklin and Eddie Doucette. Since the inaugural event in 1977, game has raised over $1.4 million for children’s cancer research at the Midwest Children’s Cancer Center in Milwaukee. Since 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed nearly $54 million dollars to childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.
As part of Saturday’s events, the Bucks will hold a silent auction to benefit the MACC Fund on the 200-level concourse. Bidding will begin when doors open and continue through halftime. Highlights include a rare autographed Wheaties box from Aaron Rodgers following the 2011 Packers Super Bowl victory, autographed basketballs from Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd and Bucks legend Bob Dandridge, and a unique Team Attendant experience for a child to serve as a Bucks ball boy including Bucks gear and four tickets to the game.
Get tickets here. They start at only $12.