BROWN DEER — A Brown Deer woman saw a need and decided to take action. She has now scored some big points with some kids in her neighborhood!
“Every day when I’m driving home, I go by our neighborhood here, and there are three boys — and they all have a basketball, but there’s no hoop,” Ellen Schimenz said.
Schimenz is an assistant principal at Brown Deer Elementary School.
She put an email out to her staff, and a high school teacher created a Facebook post. That teacher got an immediate response — from Shelli Mueller, who chose to donate a hoop for the kids.
“It was in the garage for two years. I bought it for the kids, and the landlord wouldn’t let me put it up,” Mueller said.
Mueller heard about the need for a hoop through the Facebook group “Shorewood Moms.”
Mueller and Schimenz were on hand on Tuesday evening, September 22nd as the basketball hoop was installed at the kids’ home.
Then, it was time for the big surprise — captured by FOX6 Photojournalist Joe Wagener.
"I mean, this is very special to me because I know how my boys feel about this," the boys' mother said. "For someone to think about them, it's a blessing. It's really a blessing."