Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes Shoot Hoops with Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Players

February 24, 2014

More than 100 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) basketball players spent some quality time shooting hoops and running drills with their role models from the Milwaukee Bucks at Nicolet High School at the annual Special Olympics Bucks Clinic on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Drills included shooting free throws, jump shots, practicing layups, catching rebounds, learning defense, and perfecting their passing. All skills they will need in two weeks when the Regional basketball tournaments kick off. 

“This is a different type of training that [the athletes] don’t get on a week to week basis,” said Regional Athletic Director, Jason Blank. “To learn the skills they see on TV is amazing.” 

Seven Milwaukee Bucks basketball players: Brandon Knight, Ersan Ilyasova, Nate Wolters, Miroslav Raduljica, and Giannis Antetokounmpo joined with Coaches Bob Bender, Josh Oppenheimer and Scott Williams made this dream a reality for our athletes.

On Wednesday, March 5, athletes will have another chance to share the court with their mentors when the Wauwatosa Torches and Shepard’s Soren Eagles face off at the Bucks Half-time Show and athlete Lee McGraw sings the national anthem.  

Click here to listen to the Bucks left inspired by the unbridled energy and enthusiasm of our athletes. 


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