Fort McCoy News Sept. 23, 2016

Milwaukee Bucks tour visits installation

A member of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Rim Rocker show soars through the air to dunk the basketball during a show at Rumpel Fitness Center Sept. 9 as part of the Bucks’ tour visit.
A member of the Milwaukee Bucks' Rim Rocker show soars through the
air to dunk the basketball during a show at Rumpel Fitness Center Sept.
9 as part of the Bucks' tour visit.
Photo by Jobi Spolum


A Fort McCoy Soldier participates in a game with Milwaukee Bucks’ mascot Bango.
A Fort McCoy Soldier participates in a game with Milwaukee Bucks'
mascot Bango.
Photo by Jobi Spolum


Bucks’ basketball player Thon Maker signs an autograph on a basketball for a Fort McCoy youth.
Bucks' basketball player Thon Maker signs an autograph on a
basketball for a Fort McCoy youth.
Photo by Jobi Spolum

The Milwaukee Bucks' "Own the Future" statewide tour stopped at Fort McCoy Sept. 9.

Bucks basketball player Thon Maker joined team mascot Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, Rim Rockers, and other team personnel as they received a tour of a Fort McCoy training area, then entertained members of the installation community at Rumpel Fitness Center.

The entertainment at Rumpel began with the Rim Rocker show and Bucks' Dance Team in action.

"The Rim Rocker presentation was really amazing," said Sportsman's Range and Recreation Programming Manager Nick Sanjari with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR). "The Rim Rockers used trampolines to do flips and dunk the basketball. Bango even joined them for a few dunks."

After the show, Maker handed out autographed photos and the dance team handed out signed calendars to the more than 50 people in attendance.

"It was great to have them visit Fort McCoy and entertain the community members who attended," Sanjari said. "I think everyone had a good time."

After leaving Fort McCoy, the Bucks tour went to other Wisconsin cities, including Viroqua, Prairie du Chien, and Dodgeville.

For more information about events at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-2362 or go online to www.mccoy.armymwr.com.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)