Easter Seals Wisconsin hosted its first Celebrity Basketball Challenge, presented by Affiliated Dentists, on April 7th at Madison College, raising over $13,000 for Easter Seals programs and services.
The family-friendly event was the brainchild of Easter Seals Wisconsin Board Members Andy Crooks and Zach Morley, both former UW athletes who recruited their friends to participate, drummed up sponsors, and served as team captains. Their rosters included former University of Wisconsin athletes and other local celebrities who enthusiastically battled it out on the court, encouraged by a cheering crowd.
Just prior to the celebrity game, former UW Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Gary Close held a Shot Doctor Skills Academy for students in grades 3-6. Nearly 75 kids took part, having a great time as they worked one-on-one with former UW players on their basketball skills.