Bulls team up with USO to host holiday party for local military children at Bulls/Sox Academy

Team hosts party to provide 75 children whose parents are deployed this holiday season or who have lost a loved one serving in the armed forces with holiday cheer


As part of the team’s “Home for the Holidays” campaign, the Bulls teamed up with the United Service Organizations (USO) to host a holiday party for 75 local military children at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle on Thursday, December 22.

Bulls’ personalities Chuck Swirsky, Bob Love, Sidney Green and Benny the Bull led the kids in various activities including creating holiday cards to send to the troops and taking photos in a photo booth.

Additionally, they participated in basketball contests and got to use the batting cages at the Bulls/Sox Academy. All the children also got to utilize the Bulls/Sox Academy’s THE VAULT powered by Motion Fitness, where the gaming world meets the fitness world. THE VAULT is the most unique exercise plus gaming experience in America. The interactive games have one element of exercise and one element of gaming. The games provide fun, sustainable solutions to fight childhood obesity and inspire physical activity through the most cutting-edge gaming experiences in the world.

As a special treat, all the children received a visit and holiday gift from Santa Claus. A special thanks to Hinckley Springs for making an in-kind donation to the event.

In line with its year-round commitment to give back to Chicago, the Bulls have tipped-off their “Home for the Holidays” campaign to reach out to the community this holiday season. The Bulls planned numerous events to share the joy of the holidays with Chicagoans in need including a toy drive, a shopping spree and holiday parties with local charity organizations.