Over the years, Buckets has run many sports related events in an attempt to raise money to fight hunger. It all started with a "celebrity" basketball game at Oregon High School in 1995. Among the name players was Tracy Webster, former Wisconsin Badger All-Big 10 basketball guard. The event that year included a raffle of approximately twenty sports memorabilia items.
Buckets has also run three-on-three basketball tournaments, basketball clinics, basketball shooting contests, sports memorabilia dinner/auctions, silent and live auctions at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin and "legends" parties wherein sports fans were given the opportunity to spend an evening partying with sports figures including Ron Dayne, Wisconsin's Heisman trophy winner of 1999, Jerry Kramer and John Brockington, former Green Bay Packer stars, and the Heisman Heroes night wherein four former Heisman trophy winners spend five hours with sports fans.
Buckets with a Bang, February 13, 2003. From left - Casey Fitzrandolph, Speed Skating Olympic Gold Medalist, Wayne Bisek, Buckets President and founder, Ron Dayne, former UW football player, Heisman Trophy 1999 and current NFL player, Mark Tauscher, former UW football player, and current NFL player, Tamara Moore, former UW Womens Basketball player and current WNBA player, Brooks Bollinger, former UW football player and current NFL player.
Alliant Energy presents "Buckets with a Bang" dinner, silent and live auction at Maple Bluff Country Club, February 13, 2003. Proceeds: $27,000
Alliant Energy presents "Buckets with a Bang" dinner, silent and live auction at Maple Bluff Country Club, February 13, 2003. Proceeds: $27,000
Silent auction at the Kohl Center, 2002. Proceeds $24,000
Wayne Bisek, Buckets President and founder, John Brockington, former Green Bay Packer Running Back- 1973 Rookie of the Year-NFL, Jerry Luebke, bank president, Oregon Community Bank and Trust, Eric Morel, World Boxing Champion, Jerry Kramer, former Green Packer offensive guard, five times All-Pro
Ron Dayne and fan at "Meet Ron Dayne" night. Proceeds: $7,000
Heisman Heroes Night, 2001. From left to right: Jay Berwanger, 1935 (first Heisman awarded), Paul Hornung, 1956, Mrs. John Lattner and John Lattner, 1953. Also pictured, Wayne Bisek, president and founder of Buckets for Hunger.
Participants warm up for the first ever state finals of the first annual "Michael finley's Buckets for Hunger Basketball Shooting Contest" held at Madison Area Techinical College in November of 2002.
Casey Fitzrandolph, Olympic Gold Medalist, and wife along with Jeff Stein and his wife, Heidi and the signed photo that Jeff and his wife purchased for over $1300 at the Buckets with a Bang event.
The Buckets for Hunger group in front of the van they purchased in 2002 for the Community Action Coalition of Southern Wisconsin. The van allows the Wisconsin Harvest subsidiary of CAC to pick up and deliver donated food from restaurants, bakeries and groceries throughout Dane County.
Silent auction items.
Silent auction items.
Press conference with children at Atwood Community Center. Photo includes Wayne Bisek, Tim Scott of ESPN Radio, Kim Zuhlke of Alliant Energy and Ron Dayne
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