I was there 35 years ago when the MACC Fund was created.
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer was created when Jon McGlocklin retired as the all time favorite Milwaukee Buck. No Buck, before or since, has become such a part of the community in which he played.
The creation of the MACC Fund was an idea born with no real idea of what it would become. Through thousands of local events from fashion shows to dinner parties to golf tournaments to tavern fundraisers. the MACC Fund is the go-to charity in Milwaukee. It's all local and is a source of community pride.
The 35th annual MACC Fund game is scheduled for December 21st at the Bradley Center. The Bucks play the Minnesota Wolves, led by magic point guard Rickey Rubio and new, veteran coach Rick Adelman. The game tips off at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the 35th Annual MACC Fund game at the Bradley Center are on sale now at the Bradley Center Box Office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), by calling TicketMaster (1-800-4NBA-TIX) or by visiting Bucks.com.
The MACC Fund is a very special organization that has shown incredible growth. Executive Director John Carey has presided over a spectacular success for a local charity, and Bucks vice president John Steinmiller has been a guiding force for the charity since the the idea was born.
There is a lot of curiosity about this year's edition of the Bucks. They stand a chance to be a very surprising team if the moves they have made fall into place, much like the kind of thing that happened with the Milwaukee Brewers last season.
The MACC Fund game is a great opportunity to get a first look at the Bucks and to contribute to a very worthy cause.
1 comment about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Dave Begel
Published Dec. 20, 2014
Theatre Unchained has had a couple of great productions this season but their Christmas offering doesn't come close to matching what they have done. It's a story that's trite, confusing and doesn't belong in anyone's Christmas stocking.
Published Dec. 19, 2014
All In Productions is a new theater company that made its debut with a wonderful production of "The Last 5 Years." The musical is a romantic and intelligent story of a relationship, with one side told from the end to the the beginning and the other side telling the story in reverse
Published Dec. 18, 2014
The latest application for Silk Exotic to open a strip club in Walker's Point has been turned down again. But there is plenty of evidence that the committee had already made the decision before the public hearing began. This battle is not over.
Published Dec. 16, 2014
How do you explain why a hot, successful team like the Green Bay Packers lose to the Buffalo Bills when there is so much at stake? It's a complicated answer, but it isn't just statistics or even motivation that seem to be the problem. A loss like that may not even be avoidable at some point.
Published Dec. 14, 2014
The sixth edition of "Who Killed Santa" by the Umbrella Group has become a highlight of the holiday season in Milwaukee. But unlike almost all the other traditions, this one not only takes the gloves off, it never even had any gloves. If you like your humor both funny and raunchy, this show is just for you.
Published Dec. 13, 2014
A 50-year-old play about race seems like a perfect fit for the discussions raging across American today. And while the play has lessons, they get lost in too many amateur moments in the production by World's Stage Theatre Company.
Published Dec. 11, 2014
"A Christmas Carol" is a story well over 110 years old but it still has a magic and the MilwaukeeRep manages to find new pieces to keep the audience delighted. It is running for the 39th consecutive year at The gorgeous Pabst Theater.
Published Dec. 11, 2014
Cases in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland are getting a whole lot more press than the case of Dontre Hamilton here in Milwaukee, It sure seems like his story deserves to be right up there with the others.
Published Dec. 10, 2014
This is the season when thousands of people try to do something special for those less fortunate. There are lots of good causes out there, but a tiny South Side church runs programs for the homeless and it has a very special fundraiser coming up.
Published Dec. 9, 2014
Marquette has always had a pretty good basketball program but there is something about the whole thing that doesn't inspire love. As a matter of fact, in some quarters, it's very easy to hate the Golden Eagles.