MILWAUKEE - Little 7-year-old Pamela "Tweety" Brickleheimer had no idea when her grandfather Gunther Brickleheimer took her to the Milwaukee Bucks - Charlotte Bobcats game that she was going to go home with a lot of money and notoriety.
Little Tweety's ticket number was chosen to shoot a half court shot at half time.
The director of fan participation for the Bucks organization Sigmund Winkwood told the little pint-sized Bucks fan that if she made the basket from half court she would receive $500,000.
Tweety was then told that she would be blindfolded. Every fan in the BMO Harris Bradley Center began to boo.
Winkwood informed the crowd that she would also be shooting the basketball while on a pair of stilts.
The crowd really erupted angrily and reportedly the sound of boos was heard as far away as five blocks from the center.
Winkwood handed the little 7-year-old the regulation-sized basketball. Tweety dribbled it three times. She paused and fired off the shot. The ball not only went into the basket but it was a nothing but net shot.
Winkwood fell to the court floor in disbelief. The crowd erupted in a thunderous ovation of TWEE-TY! TWEE-TY! TWEE-TY!
Her grandfather ran onto the court and helped two of the ushers take her stilts off. He then picked her up and put her on his shoulders.
Grandpa then carried his very, very rich granddaughter around the courtside to the unbelievable roar of the crowd.
Winkwood asked little Tweety who was surrounded by the Bucks cheerleaders what she was going to do with all that money.
She giggled and said that she was going to use some of it to buy some Selena Gomez CDs, some would go towards buying a puppy for her little brother, and some would go to buy her grandpa a nice recliner so that he can throw away the old worn out wicker chair he has been using for 20 years.
SIDENOTE: The center's mop boys definitely had their work cut out for them as the tears began to flow.