Former Milwaukee Bucks owner’s classy gesture to stadium workers

Herb Kohl sent BMO Harris Bradley Center employees a nice letter ... and a $500 check.

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Former Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl made sure some former employees will never forget him.

Kohl, who recently sold the team for $550 million, sent a letter of thanks to BMO Harris Bradley Center employees … and gave them each a $500 check.

The gesture brought some of the workers, including usher Izeal Atkins, to tears.


"Today, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation," Atkins read from the letter.

It was from Kohl to BMO Harris Bradley Center employees, thanking them for their good work.

"That’s why I am pleased to provide you with a gesture of my appreciation," Kohl’s letter said.

"Then I go, and I open it up, and I see $500," Atkins said. "I am not quick to shed tears. I sat there and shed tears for maybe five to 10 minutes because nobody just walks up and gives you $500."

Classy gesture, indeed, by Kohl.