Wisconsin Herd Community Spotlight
Since launching in 2017, the Wisconsin Herd has strived to weave themselves into the fabric of the community. From basketball camps to food drives the Herd is always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the community. Over the last four seasons, the Herd has donated over $185,000 in cash and in-kind through various fundraising platforms and activations.
All four seasons, the Herd has teamed up with SCHEELS and Make-A-Wish for its annual Season of Giving Shopping Event. This event grants holiday wishes for five local Make-A-Wish kids. Each youth receives a signed Herd basketball, four courtside seats, a Herd swag bag and a $300 in-store shopping spree with Herd players, Pointer and the Herd front office.
Every season, the Herd hosts a matinee BMO School Day game. The Herd invites schools from all over Wisconsin to join them for an education themed game. Every child gets a lunchbox and a workbook tied towards the educational component of the game. In past seasons the themes for these games have been STEM, health & wellness, anti-bullying and mental health. In season three, the Herd hosted the world’s largest upstander pledge at an event.
Since season two, the Herd has hosted a Boots vs. Badges basketball game featuring the Oshkosh Fire Department and the Winnebago County Sherriff Department. Over three seasons, the Herd has raised more than $3,000 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and the Oshkosh Fire Department Dive & Rescue Team.
Our Bar Network program continues to expand, and we continue to highlight local businesses through Bucks watch parties, Herd watch parties and look forward to activating and supporting local during our 2022-23 NBA G League season.
During the past year and a half, we have reimagined the value of community work with sponsors and fans and are excited about the opportunity to continue having a major impact in the Fox Valley as we Herd together again this fall and winter.
This season, 4imprint is donating $10 to Make-A-Wish for each Herd three-pointer during the 24 home games. Check out how much we've raised to date!
Our theme night game-worn jerseys are specially designed uniforms donned by players during select home games throughout the season. Each design highlights a cause, initiative, or theme and are auctioned off after these games. All proceeds from our jersey auction benefit local non-profit organizations throughout the Fox Valley and provide fans with a unique keepsake of a lifetime! This season we raised over $12,000! Visit our online jersey auction at https://wisconsin.gleague.nba.com/themejerseys.
Non-Profit of the Night
Presented by Bayland Buildings, Inc.
Each Herd home game features a Non-Profit of the Night. Organizations receive benefits such as showcasing their cause, attending the game and more! Interested in being the Non-Profit of the Night? Contact 920-233-HERD (4373).