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Bulls open Reading and Learning Center at Dunbar HS


April 8, 2011—This week, Ronnie Brewer, Omer Asik, Rasual Butler, Jannero Pargo and John Lucas III hosted the grand opening of the Chicago Bulls Reading and Learning Center at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the players along with Bob Love, Sidney Green and Benny the Bull were on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome a group of students to the newly renovated room.

During the past months, the Bulls completed an “Extreme Makeover” by renovating an existing room in the school to provide a newly furnished, painted and fully-equipped area for students to learn.

Constructed to provide the students with an area to strengthen literacy skills and expand their education, the room is equipped with a selection of books, reference materials and learning aids. The room also includes new furniture and Bulls memorabilia.

As part of the celebration, all of the students attending the opening received tickets to the Bulls game vs. Boston the following night.

The Bulls, Rush University Medical Center and ComEd coordinated the event as part of the Bulls’ ongoing Read to Achieve program, which inspires literacy among Chicago’s youth. The Bulls have committed to building a Reading and Learning Center at a Chicago youth facility each year. Rush University Medical Center and ComEd are partners of the Bulls Read to Achieve program.

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