Energizing Your Future

ATC and Milwaukee Bucks team up for third year of Trees for Threes program

On Friday, Oct. 19, the Milwaukee Bucks will kick off the 2018-19 season at home in their new stadium, Fiserv Forum. While their ambiance is new, and not to mention, coach – one thing isn’t: ATC’s  partnership with them.

This year marks the third season that ATC has aligned with the Bucks on the Trees for Threes program and it’s no surprise why – it’s a beneficial relationship for communities and schools. The Bucks score a 3-pointer at home, and a Wisconsin school in our service area scores a tree.

“Our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Trees for Threes program is a win for local schools and the environment,” said ATC’s Director of Corporate Communications, Anne Spaltholz. “ATC supports initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment, education, and health and well-being. Planting trees at schools aligns well with these initiatives, and we’re proud to continue our relationship with the Bucks to help accomplish this.”

During the 2016-17 season, the Bucks scored 343 3-pointers at home resulting in plantings at 83 schools. Last year, the Bucks bumped up the 3-pointer total to 355. This season, we anticipate even more. We were flooded with gratitude from many of the recipients last season. Below are the comments from just a few of them:

“I just wanted to be sure to thank you, American Transmission Company, and the Milwaukee Bucks for awarding us through the Trees for Threes program! We have planted four trees near our high school sports facility, where parents and athletes remind us that some shade would be nice!  We plan to purchase a couple more, thanks to this fantastic program!”
Kathy Klos
Viroqua High School Principal
Viroqua, WI

“On behalf of the entire Village of Waunakee, we would like to say THANK YOU again to ATC and the Milwaukee Bucks. This award was supplemented with funds from our parks budget and we were able to plant 31 trees earlier this month. We selected a wide variety of trees including maple, birch, ginkgo, oak, cypress spruce and flowering pears.”
Susan E. S. McDade
Community Services Director
Waunakee, WI

“Your recent gift for the donation made through the Trees for Threes program makes it possible for Catholic Memorial High School to educate, guide and prepare young people who will distinguish themselves from all their talented peers.”
Donna Bembenek
President, Catholic Memorial High School
Waukesha, WI

“The staff and students at Humke Elementary School would like to take a moment and thank you for selecting our school in the Trees for Threes program. We are excited to plant the trees at our school and will have many years of joy watching them grow and prosper – just like we have with our students.”
Jon Sprehn
Humke Elementary School Principal
Nekoosa, WI

“I am writing with deep gratitude for the Trees for Threes program. This gift will allow us to improve the grounds of our school and make a positive environmental impact. It is important to promote strong environmental values to our students, as well as provide a beautiful campus.”
Anthony McHenry
Chief Executive Officer, Milwaukee Academy of Science
Milwaukee, WI

Read more in the Bucks’ news release.