Bulls and Sprite recognize local high school students for academic achievements

Sprite MVP Program honors 24 African American high school students

February 27, 2014 -- The Chicago Bulls and Sprite celebrated Black History Month with the 7th annual Sprite MVP Program at Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Twenty-four African American male students from local high schools were honored for their commitment to succeeding in school and improving their community.

As part of the Bulls’ efforts to actively improve and raise awareness around youth education, the team annually partners with Sprite on the MVP program to celebrate students who advance their academic goals, achieve a 2.5 minimum grade point average (GPA) and complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service throughout the year. Each student received two tickets to Wednesday’s game, a Sprite MVP t-shirt, an Amazon Kindle and a gift bag filled with Bulls items. After the game, the students had the opportunity to meet and pose for photos with Bulls guard D.J. Augustin.

This year’s recipients have a current average GPA of 3.4 and completed nearly 1,500 hours of community service in 2013. The program is open to students in grades 10-12 within the Chicago area.

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