Seventh-graders learn about the business of basketball at BMO Harris Bradley Center
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, March 14th taught seventh-graders how to run a basketball team.
The Bucks invited hundreds of seventh-graders from Milwaukee Public Schools to tour the BMO Harris Bradley Center and observe different career paths in the sports business world.
Those kids got to see every facet of the arena, from food services, to security, to event presentation, and other things that go into running a professional basketball team.
Peter Feigin, Bucks president, said the earlier the better when it comes to this type of hands-on learning.
"The earlier we expose kids to what the possibility of professional careers are other than possibly being a professional athlete or doing things that are really out of the realm of reality and really get them motivated to do things that can really be possible which is having a business career in sports which is something they could love," Feigin said.
Feigin also said this is one way the Bucks can fulfill their responsibility of giving back to the community.