Bulls support local veterans at “Stars and Strikes” event
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, the Chicago Bulls honored local veterans and their families at a special “Stars and Strikes” event with the Wounded Warrior Project on Tuesday, November 12 at Viper Alley bowling alley in Lincolnshire.
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Tony Snell joined members of the Chicago Bears to spend time with service members and their families. Chicago Bulls Charities President Nancy Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls Charities Vice President Leslie Forman, Bulls Ambassador Bob Love, Bulls Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Chuck Swirsky and Bulls Radio Color Commentator Bill Wennington also attended the event.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Bulls also observed Veteran’s Day at their game on Monday, November 11 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team welcomed over 100 veterans and active members of the military to the game. There was a pre-game flag ceremony and one veteran served as the honorary game captain.
At the team’s games on November 8 and November 11, the Bulls joined other NBA teams in wearing special oncourt apparel, including adidas shooting shirts, headbands, wristbands and socks to commemorate the holiday. Bulls coaches and broadcasters also wore NBA Cares “Hoops for Troops” pins.