Energizing Your Future

ATC, Milwaukee Bucks team up to donate 549 more trees to Wisconsin schools

What a season for the Milwaukee Bucks! A second National Basketball Association championship, a Finals Most Valuable Player award for Giannis Antetokounmpo, and their third consecutive Central Division title. We are so proud of them.

But what you may not know is that during the Bucks’ 36 games at Fiserv Forum this season, the team knocked down 549 three-pointers – the third most in the NBA and the most in the Eastern Conference for a team at home. Those 3-pointers resulted in ATC donating 549 trees to 190 Wisconsin schools through the Trees for Threes program.

“Our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Trees for Threes program is a win for local schools and the environment,” said Gregory Levesque, ATC’s director of Corporate Communications, Policy and Strategy. “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 can be a valuable lesson for students.”

After five seasons, those trees are adding up: 355 in 2016-17; 343 in 2017-18; 573 in 2018-19; 510 in 2019-20 and this season – 549 trees. That means there are 2,330 more trees in Wisconsin communities and schools than there were five years ago.

Check out this recap video from this season’s “Trees for Threes” program on All 190 schools received a video message from Bango, the Bucks’ mascot, and infographic and activity sheets to share with their students.