Milwaukee Co. employees celebrate "Badgers Day"

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee County employees traded in their business attire for Badgers Gear -- at least for one day on Friday, April 4th.

“I think it shows great spirit that county employees are wearing their red and white to support the Wisconsin Badgers,” said Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County Clerk.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele declared Friday "Wisconsin Badgers Day" to help celebrate the team playing in the Final Four on Saturday. Part of that includes wearing that enthusiasm on the outside -- all county employees were encouraged to wear Badgers gear or red and white to work.

“It’s an opportunity to take pride in something. I think the whole state is excited about it. we have a good team, they are playing well and I think they've had a good a shot as anybody,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

Dozens of employees at the Milwaukee County Courthouse participated. Those without Badgers gear just wore red or white.