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3rd Street Market Hall and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee team up with local athletes to support community


Milwaukee Brewer and American Family Insurance brand ambassador Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura and Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Connaughton provide meals and sports equipment with donations from American Family Insurance, Good Karma Brands and JP Cullen.

3rd St. Market Hall and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) will host an event at six of BGCGM’s Clubs on Friday, June 26, 2020, to provide take-home meals to Club families. The food will be prepared by Saz’s Hospitality Group, which is opening a new concept in the upcoming 3rd St. Market Hall. Registered BGCGM members at the event will also be given sports equipment for outdoor activities.

"We are deeply grateful for our partnership with Omar Shaikh and 3rd Street Market Hall at the Avenue," said Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee's President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias. "Right now our youth and our communities are grappling with both a pandemic and an arduous fight for inclusion and justice. This event is an opportunity for our families to take a few moments to enjoy themselves while allowing others to show they care for them.”

The 1,500 meals and sports equipment including basketballs, baseballs and baseball gloves, are made possible with donations from American Family Insurance, Good Karma Brands and JP Cullen.

American Family and its group companies, along with the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, previously announced it expects to donate more than $6.8 million to support COVID-19 relief. This is part of those efforts.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura alongside Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Connaughton have joined together to share a message of support for the kids and the Milwaukee community. “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,” said Braun, Connaughton, Hiura and Yelich in a joint statement.

View athlete’s video message here, including Christian Yelich.










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SOURCE: 3rd Street Market Hall and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes American Family Connect Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the proposed new legal name of Ameriprise Auto & Home, The GeneralHomesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM)
One of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee, offers structured after-school and summer programming to nearly 5,000 children and teens each day. Within the safety of 45 locations, youth have access to free meals, academic support, role models, and opportunities to build character and explore new interests. More than 80 percent of the organization’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. For more information, please visit

About the 3rd Street Market Hall at The Avenue
The Avenue is a mixed-use development formerly recognized as The Shops of Grand Avenue, it is an intersection of food, ideas and lifestyle. The heart of this vision is the 3rd Street Market Hall, an innovative food hall that will combine local culinary surprises and entertaining experiences. The Avenue is home to new and historic office spaces as well as The Plankinton Clover Apartments, both offering unparalleled downtown amenities. The Avenue’s goal is to create safe and dynamic environments where the community can feel more connected to the city and each other. For more information follow @3rdstreetmarkethall on Facebook and or visit