Bulls team up with Sprite to honor Chicago area high school students
February 27, 2013 – In honor of Black History Month, the Chicago Bulls and Sprite hosted the 6th annual “Sprite MVPs Program” dinner and recognition ceremony on Tuesday night to celebrate the achievements of 25 African American male students from local high schools.
The students and their guests were treated to dinner at the United Center and got to hear from several speakers about overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
As a Sprite MVP, each student received tickets to the Bulls game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers that evening as well as a Livescribe Smartpen Bundle, MVP t-shirt and a goodie bag with Bulls presents. Students applied online at Bulls.com and were selected based on academic accomplishments, community service and an essay. The student with the top essay was awarded two United Airlines round-trip tickets.
After the game, the MVPs got to meet, pose for photos and get autographs from Carlos Boozer and Nazr Mohammed.
The average GPA for the students selected as Sprite MVPs is 3.39, and in total, the group performed more than 1,800 hours of community service during the past few school years.