Milwaukee Bucks to Honor 44 Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin on MLK Day


    The Milwaukee Bucks have invited everyone listed in Madison365’s “Black Power 2016” to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with them as they host the Philadelphia 76ers on January 16.

    The state’s most influential African Americans as named by Madison365 include corporate and government executives, change agents, athletes and coaches, and more. To honor and recognize their accomplishments, the Bucks will host them for a VIP luncheon and recognize them on-court during that afternoon’s game.

    “Wisconsin’s African American communities have produced really impressive leaders who wield a lot of influence in the economy, the government and our communities,” said Alicia Dupies, vice president of corporate social responsibility for the Milwaukee Bucks. “We’re thrilled that Madison365 gave these impressive individuals the recognition they deserve, and we’re proud that two of them are members of the Bucks family. We’re also proud to recognize and honor them in our own way, on a day that’s special to so many of us.”

    Bucks head coach Jason Kidd and Vice President of Player and Organizational Development Craig Robinson both made the list.

    “The Milwaukee Bucks are strong corporate citizens, and their commitment to the community continues to impress me,” said Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders. “They’re really going above and beyond for a group of people who deserve some special treatment. We’re looking forward to spending a great day with them.”

    The Bucks host the 76ers for a 2:30 tip on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.