Milwaukee Bucks wing Pat Connaughton teamed up with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers to provide meals for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Pat Connaughton has certainly made the most of his time with the Milwaukee Bucks, very much making himself at home in Wisconsin in ways that stretch beyond his on-court play with the Bucks.
That certainly applies for Connaughton’s business interests and ventures, as his real estate passion has even led to him developing an apartment complex in Milwaukee. But it also applies to Connaughton getting involved in the community, and using his time in Milwaukee to build relationships in baseball, the other element of his sporting life.
Those two elements are coming together to do some real good this week as details emerged on Tuesday that Connaughton has joined up with Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, and Keston Hiura of the Milwaukee Brewers to provide 1,500 meals and sports equipment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
In a statement shared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the four athletes said:
“We are proud to partner with 3rd Street Market Hall and other local sponsors to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. To the kids of Boys & Girls Clubs, congratulations on finishing off the school year strong! We want you to know we’re here for you and the entire community.
“We know this has been tough, but we want you to know we’re in this together, so let’s keep doing whatever it takes to get through this healthy and happy.”
Of course, Connaughton’s recent radiothon also saw him team up with the Brewers, along with Bucks teammates and personnel, to raise money for a host of local charities.
And Connaughton’s most notable link-up with a Brewers player came earlier this year in Chicago when Yelich took to the court to participate in the Buck’s Slam Dunk Contest routine.
An MLB draftee in his own right, Connaughton has clearly enjoyed his time playing basketball in a city with a strong baseball heritage and one of the sport’s biggest current stars.
Scheduled to hit the open market in October when the current NBA season eventually concludes, Connaughton’s next deal could potentially see him playing in a different city from next year. Based on the relationships he’s built, the roots he’s put down, the success of the Bucks, and how he’s contributed to the community in Wisconsin, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if he manages to come to terms on a deal that secures a longer term stay for him in Milwaukee.