Milwaukee Bucks and Sargento Foods Team up for Fifth Season of Tipoff for Homes
MILWAUKEE (October 26, 2023) – The Milwaukee Bucks and Sargento – Official Cheese of the Milwaukee Bucks - are teaming up for the fifth season of the Tipoff for Homes initiative to support Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. For each tipoff the Bucks win during the 2023-24 regular season, Sargento will donate $500 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
“Since its first season in 2019, the Tipoff for Homes initiative with Sargento has helped Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity create many affordable new homes for Milwaukee families,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin. “We’re proud to continue to support this program and the positive impact it has on our community.”
Through four seasons of the initiative, Sargento has donated $151,000 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. More than 36 families have moved into homes built through the Tipoff for Homes program since its inception.
“At Sargento, we believe everyone should have a place to call home. We were the first company to financially support the mission of Milwaukee Habitat in 1992 and we’re proud to continue our support by bringing more awareness to the need for affordable housing in our community through our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and Tipoff for Homes,” said 3rd generation Sargento CEO Louie Gentine.
For more information on the initiative and to track how many tipoffs the Bucks win this season, visit www.bucks.com/sargento.
About Sargento Foods Inc.
With over 2,400 employees and net sales of $1.8 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for 70 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Sargento is proud to be the company that successfully introduced America to pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses and cheese blends. 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. 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. Since 1984, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,250 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for 2400 families in developing countries. www.milwaukeehabitat.org