Prepare for your daily dose of wholesome content. Monday, March 21, 2022 was World Down Syndrome Day. On Monday, the Bucks did something special for the only employee in the entire NBA with Down Syndrome:
— Alex Lasry (@AlexLasryWI) March 22, 2022
“Pretty cool. On World Down Syndrome Day, Hunter received his Milwaukee Bucks World Championship Team Ring. Hunter has worked with the Bucks since the 2019 season, and is the only NBA employee with Down syndrome on a performance team. The Milwaukee Bucks lead by example and have welcomed Hunter with open arms into their family. I’m speechless.”
Who is Hunter?
Hunter Peterson is part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Hoop Troop, an official cheerleading unit that welcomes fans and interacts with them during games. So far, Peterson has been to all but one Bucks home game since 2019. He graduated from Nicolet High School in 2020, located in Glendale, Wisconsin. This however, isn’t the first interaction Hunter has had with the Milwaukee Bucks outside of his job:
“The Bucks organization has been incredible,” said Hunter’s father, Craig Peterson. “Management and the members of the Hoop Troop have embraced Hunter completely and made him feel very welcomed. And the reaction from the fans has been overwhelming. Hunter sends the love back to his team members and the fans with his enthusiastic, ‘Go Bucks Go!’ cheers.”
Yet another incredible gesture by the Milwaukee Bucks’ organization and their players. We are lucky to be fans during this period of time for Bucks basketball, for so many reasons.
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