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Chicago Bulls celebrate NBA's Green Week 2011

Team promotes environmental awareness

April 5, 2011 -- The Chicago Bulls announced their participation in the NBA’s Green Week 2011 by hosting an in-arena Go Green awareness night during their game on April 2 vs. the Toronto Raptors.

During the third annual NBA Green Week, the entire NBA family will team up to generate awareness and funding to protect the environment. To show their support at the game, the players wore 100 percent organic cotton adidas shooting shirts featuring the NBA Green logo. Other efforts planned for the game to encourage fans to implement green habits included:

• Brookfield Zoo set up a booth on the 100 level concourse between Gates 6 and 7 to distribute environmental education information.
• Brookfield Zoo’s mascot “Bison Bull” roamed the 100 level concourse meeting and greeting fans.
• The first 10,000 fans to visit the Brookfield Zoo booth received free tickets to the zoo’s Party for the Planet event on Saturday, April 23. For more information about Party for the Planet, visit www.brookfieldzoo.org.

To celebrate Green Week, Bulls legends Bob Love, Sidney Green and Benny the Bull visited Brookfield Zoo along with students from Lake Shore School to help promote environmental awareness. At the zoo, the Bulls’ and students planted flowers that were placed in current Bulls players’ shoes which will be on display in the zoo’s greenhouse. As a special treat, the students also got to visit the polar bear exhibit and received tickets to the Bulls game on April 2.

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