ATC, Milwaukee Bucks donate record 612 trees through Trees for Threes program
ATC donated 612 trees – equal to the number of three-point shots the Milwaukee Bucks made at Fiserv Forum during the 2022-23 regular season – to nearly 120 Wisconsin schools that registered for the 2022-23 Trees for Threes program. The program calls for ATC to donate one tree for every three-pointer the Bucks make at home during the regular season.
To celebrate the culmination of the seventh year of the Trees for Threes program, ATC and the Bucks held a tree planting ceremony at Milwaukee College Prep on May 16. Bango (the Bucks’ mascot), seven Bucks “volun-deers” and seven ATC employee volunteers helped approximately 50 third-grade students from Milwaukee College Prep plant the three trees the school received from the program.
Bucks Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Milwaukee College Prep board member Raven Jemison, ATC Vice President of External Affairs and Communications Greg Levesque and Milwaukee College Prep Principal Robert Rauh gave remarks during the ceremony.
“Congratulations to the Bucks on a record-breaking season of three-pointers,” said Levesque. “Our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Trees for Threes program continues to be a win for local schools. Planting and learning more about trees can be a valuable STEM lesson for students. ATC is focused on getting the next generation excited about STEM opportunities like those in forestry, environmental ecology, engineering and cybersecurity.”
The Bucks’ 612 threes made at Fiserv Forum this season marked a new franchise record for three-pointers made in a season at home and were tied for third-most by any team in the NBA during the 2022-23 season. The 612 trees were donated to nearly 120 schools in 43 counties across Wisconsin. In seven seasons of the Trees for Threes initiative, the Bucks and ATC have teamed up to donate more than 3,500 trees to help make Wisconsin greener.
Schools receiving trees will also receive a certificate of recognition, a downloadable infographic and worksheet, and a special message from Bango