Chicago Bulls and Dover Corporation celebrate "Youth Education Night" at Dec. 12 game
The Chicago Bulls hosted their annual “Youth Education Night” at Friday’s game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers, presented by Dover Corporation. For the second consecutive year, the Bulls recognized the team’s community partners that focus on youth education programming through a number of pre-game and in-game activities.
More than 250 staff and students from Youth Guidance, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, After-School All-Stars and Brown Elementary School attended the game as representatives of these partners. Each student received a Bulls book bag, notebook and t-shirt, and had the opportunity to watch the team shoot-around, take photos at center court and stay for the game.
“The Chicago Bulls are proud to partner with organizations that share our commitment to providing students with the resources they need to succeed in school,” said Nancy Reinsdorf, President of Chicago Bulls Charities. “We work with a group of dedicated nonprofit partners who are providing important educational programming to students throughout Chicagoland. Youth Education Night allows us to highlight our work together in the community.”
The Chicago Bulls partner with a number of local nonprofit organizations that focus on enhancing academic performance and school attendance. Through the team’s community relations efforts and Chicago Bulls Charities, the Bulls support events and initiatives that ensure children in our community have the educational resources and tools they need to succeed.
Youth Education Night is the first in a series of three Signature Nights that will be held during the 2014-15 regular season to celebrate the Chicago Bulls’ areas of charitable focus. “Youth Health and Wellness Night” is scheduled for the January 22, 2015 game vs. the San Antonio Spurs, and “Violence Prevention Night” is scheduled for the March 3, 2015 game vs. the Washington Wizards.