Wisconsin Herd 2017-18 Promotional Calendar Announced

By msteinberg | November 7, 2017

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, has a full slate of themes and giveaways planned for the team’s inaugural season. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for the Herd’s 21 home games in Oshkosh, beginning with the team’s official Home Opener presented by BMO Harris Bank at Menominee Nation Arena on Friday, Dec. 1.

“We’ve developed a creative promotional schedule to engage fans all season long,” said Herd President Steve Brandes. “There is something for everyone, including a number of exciting giveaways. We’re fortunate to have great partners, like 4imprint, who share our mission to provide memorable fan experiences and pack Menominee Nation Arena for all Herd home games. ”

Tickets for individual games are available online by clicking here, over the phone (800-895-0071), in-person at Menominee Nation Arena’s temporary box office (1610 S. Main Street, Oshkosh) and at the Resch Center Box Office (1901 S. Oneida Street, Green Bay). Box office hours for Menominee Nation Area are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-game days and three hours prior to tipoff on Herd game days. The permanent box office at Menominee Nation Arena is slated to open on Monday, Nov. 20.

For each future Herd game ticket purchased between Nov. 3 and Nov. 16, ticket buyers will receive one general admission ticket to the team’s “Wisconsin Opener” presented by Menominee Tribal Enterprises on Friday, Nov. 17 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Fans in attendance will celebrate Native American Heritage Night and the first 2,000 attendees will take home a replica court from the Herd’s inaugural season.

The fun continues with the team’s official Home Opener presented by BMO Harris Bank on Friday, Dec. 1 at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh. The celebration will include a replica jersey t-shirt giveaway.

A founding partner of the Wisconsin Herd, 4imprint, will present five giveaway nights throughout the 2017-18 season. Experts in promotional products, 4imprint serves hundreds of thousands of businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada handling more than 1 million orders per year, all customized with customer logos — and all with an ‘on-time or free guarantee.’ Their giveaway nights include a camouflage winter beanie on Military Appreciation Night (Dec. 8), an ugly bottle sweater on National Ugly Sweater Day (Dec. 15), a fly swatter for the Herd’s Jan. 17 match-up vs. the Greensboro Swarm, a water bottle to celebrate NBA FIT Week (Jan. 20) and a Herd baseball cap for Fan Appreciation Night and the team’s final home game (March 23).

“More than 900 4imprint employees work, live and play in the greater Oshkosh community,” said 4imprint CEO Kevin Lyons-Tarr. “We are excited to showcase a few of our promotional products in partnership with the Wisconsin Herd as a founding partner.”
The Herd is planning multiple “theme jersey nights,” including a tribute to the Wisconsin Flyers (Dec. 9), the Milwaukee Bucks (Feb. 10) and the Oshkosh All-Stars (March 3).

Additional highlights included Way Back Wednesday “decades nights” throughout the season, a pizza cutter giveaway in honor of National Pizza Day (Feb. 9), a Herd mascot bobble head (Feb. 21) and a light saber on Star Wars Night (March 9).

A complete listing of all special events and promotions scheduled for the 2017-18 season is included below.

Date Theme Giveaway Sponsor
Nov. 17 Native American Heritage Inaugural Season Replica Mini Court Menominee Tribal Enterprises
Dec. 1 Menominee Nation Arena Home Opener Herd Replica Jersey T-shirts BMO Harris Bank
Dec. 6 Way Back Wednesday – 70s
Dec. 8 Military Appreciation Winter Camo Beanie 4imprint Friday Giveaway
Dec. 9 Wisconsin Flyers Throwback
Dec. 15 National Ugly Sweater Day Ugly Bottle Sweater 4imprint Friday Giveaway
Dec. 16 Super Hero ZaRonis
Dec. 20 Way Back Wednesday – 60s

Classic Holidays

Jan. 3 Way Back Wednesdays – 80s
Jan. 17 Swat the Swarm! 4imprint Fly Swatter
Jan. 20 NBA FIT Week 4imprint Water Bottle
Jan. 24 School Days Matinee BMO Harris Bank
Feb. 3 Black History Month Celebration
Feb. 9 National Pizza Day Pizza Cutter Palermo’s Pizza
Feb. 10 Milwaukee Bucks Takeover
Feb. 21 Mascot Mayhem Night Herd Mascot Bobble Head Sadoff E-Recycling
March 2 National Employee Appreciation Day
March 3 Oshkosh All-Stars Throwback
March 9 Star Wars Night Light Saber
March 10 Saint Practice Day / Go Green Night Sadoff E-Recycling
March 21 Way Back Wednesday – 90s

Spring Break

March 23 Fan Appreciation Night Herd Hat 4imprint Friday Giveaway