Milwaukee Bucks and Sargento Foods Introduce ‘Tipoff for Homes’ Initiative
Sargento to donate $500 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for every tipoff the Bucks win during 2019-20 season
MILWAUKEE (Oct. 23, 2019) – The Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc. are teaming up during the 2019-20 season to support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee with the “Tipoff for Homes” initiative. For every tipoff the Bucks win throughout the upcoming regular season, Sargento will donate $500 to Milwaukee Habitat.
“We’re proud to team with Sargento to help support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin. “The Bucks place an emphasis on community betterment, so to have our play on the court impact a great community partner, with an assist from Sargento, is great teamwork all around.”
“Sargento has been working with Habitat for Humanity for almost 30 years, and our new Tipoff for Homes program brings our hometown basketball team into the fight to bring more affordable housing to Milwaukee,” said Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods. “We’re excited to partner with the Bucks and are ready for a great season.”
Led by Brook Lopez, last season the Bucks won the tipoff in 59 of their 82 regular season games, including in 30 of their 41 home games at Fiserv Forum.
About Sargento Foods Inc.:
With 2,300 employees and net sales of more than $1 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 65 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Sargento created the world’s first successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Today, Sargento Foods is still based in Wisconsin, where they manufacture and market amazing shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Company leadership lives to serve local communities and employees, whom they refer to as the Sargento Family. www.sargento.com
About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the past 35 years, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,000 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for more than 1,800 families in developing countries. www.milwaukeehabitat.org
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