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Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools coming to over eighty Chicagoland communities this summer

Each summer camp participant, along with one guest, will be invited to the United Center for a Q & A session with a Chicago Bulls' personality and a current and/or former Bulls player

May 3, 2011 – The Chicago Bulls announced today that the Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools, the official summer camps of the Chicago Bulls, are coming to over eighty communities this summer throughout the Chicagoland area. The basketball camps are available for boys and girls from ages five to twelve at every ability level, and designed to have fun, work hard, and improve the fundamentals and advanced techniques of every basketball player. Full day and half day camps will be offered at various locations.

For the first time in its fifteen year summer camp history, the Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools has created a unique experience for all of its summer camp participants. Each basketball camp participant, along with one guest, will be invited to the United Center for a question and answer session with a Chicago Bulls' personality and a current and/or former Bulls player.

“We are proud to offer this new experience to all of our camp participants. Beyond working on their game, these young athletes now have a rare opportunity to visit the United Center and meet Chicago Bulls personalities,” said Xan Pearson, Vice President of Marketing at the Bulls/Sox Academy, which operates the camps. “The professional instruction and the opportunity to engage with a pro athlete create a “Bulls” experience that sets us apart from other summer camp programs.”

Professional instructors from the Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools will work with campers on ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, footwork and team concepts. The “Rookies” session is geared toward teaching the basic fundamentals of basketball for young players just learning the game. The “Veterans” session focuses on advancing essential skills of basketball for the more experienced or travel players. Each participant in the summer basketball camp program will receive the United Center experience, a Bulls Basketball Schools duffel bag, Chicago Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball, t-shirt, graduation certificate and a special gift for the first 1000 registered basketball campers. All athletes will receive a skills evaluation, with the top skills scores in each age group competing for the Grand Championship on the United Center court at the annual Champions Day event.

The locations of all the Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools summer camps are listed on the Bulls/Sox Academy website. To register for a camp, visit www.BullsSoxAcademy.com.

The Bulls/Sox Training Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs summer camps and extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. For more information about this program, go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.

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