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Bucks Community Caravan

The Milwaukee Bucks Community Caravan brings fan interaction and community service initiatives to Bucks communities throughout the summer and through June 2012. Bucks efforts through the Community Caravan will incorporate literacy and education programs, hands-on service projects by Bucks staff and personalities, grassroots basketball development and interactive fan activities to deepen the connection Bucks fans feel to the team and the game.

Bucks players, along with coaches and mascot Bango, hosted 1,000 Milwaukee grade school students at the Bradley Center for an afternoon of reading and entertainment at the 14th annual Bucks and Sam’s Hope Literacy Foundation Book Blast.

Doctor Bango lends a hand at the 11th Annual Bucks Blood Drive that was held at the Bradley Center on February 23rd, 2012.

The Milwaukee Bucks players, coaches and mascot Bango host a basketball clinic for 200 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches at Homestead High School. The annual clinic is part of the long-standing support of Special Olympics by the Bucks organization.

Milwaukee Bucks players and coaches joined with Sam’s Hope for Literacy Foundation to host 300 Milwaukee Public School children for an afternoon of fun and learning at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. The children created reading-inspired murals for their schools with the help of the Bucks team and got to pick out brand new books to take home for their school libraries, donated by Sam’s Hope for Literacy.

The Milwaukee Bucks Community Caravan posted a community assist by collaborating with The Gathering of Southeastern Wisconsin to serve breakfast to the homeless and hungry at St. James Episcopal Church.

Bucks GM John Hammond and members of the Bucks staff, and mascot Air Bango, teamed up with Sam's Hope in partnership with First Book at Urban Day School for the Summer "Snuggle Up and Read" event.

Members of the Milwaukee Bucks staff continued the Bucks Community Caravan efforts and served dinner to the homeless and less fortunate at Christian Faith Fellowship East Church.

Bango stopped by the House of Peace to assist with backpack and school supply distribution. Bucks employees donated more than 800 school supply items, including notebooks, binders, pencils and crayons for this year's House of Peace Back to School Drive.

The Bucks and GE teamed up at Burbank Elementary School to help get the building and grounds ready for the school year. Bucks legend Bob Lanier surprised the volunteers and talked about the importance of helping out in the community.

The Bucks front office staff lent a hand in the United Way Days of Caring Campaign by visiting Sherman Park Boys and Girls Club to help paint the cafeteria, clean up the grounds and work on an art project with the children.

The Milwaukee Bucks joined the Engine 18 of the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) in conjunction with Project F.O.C.U.S. (Firefighters Out Creating Urban Safety) to inspect, install, and change batteries of smoke detectors for Milwaukee residents.

Front Office staff members, Bango and Energee Dance team members team with Palermo's Pizza to serve dinner at St. Ben's.

GM John Hammond shares a laugh at the House of Peace as the Bucks hand out Thanksgiving Meals.