Chicago Bulls celebrate “Youth Health & Wellness Night” at game on January 22
The Chicago Bulls celebrated their annual “Youth Health & Wellness Night” at their game vs. the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, January 22. The Bulls recognized their community partners that focus on programming promoting a healthy lifestyle. Youth Health & Wellness Night also coincided with the Bulls’ participation in NBA FIT Live Healthy Week.
The Bulls welcomed staff and patients from La Rabida Children’s Hospital as representatives of the team’s community partners that focus on health and wellness. La Rabida is a pediatric specialty care hospital, treating children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and other lifelong conditions. The Bulls have supported the hospital through financial grants and have invited patients, their families, volunteers and La Rabida staff to attend games. Several Bulls players and ambassadors have also made special appearances to the hospital to visit with children, including a recent visit by Mike Dunleavy in December.
In addition to La Rabida, the Bulls partner with nonprofit organizations throughout Chicago that share our commitment to ensuring that children and their families eat healthy, live an active lifestyle and have access to health services. Through the team’s community relations efforts and Chicago Bulls Charities, the Bulls support events and initiatives that encourage children to lead healthy and active lives.
Youth Health and Wellness Night is the second in a series of three Signature Nights that are being held during the 2014-15 regular season to celebrate the Chicago Bulls’ areas of charitable focus. The Bulls celebrated “Youth Education Night” at the December 12, 2014 game vs. the Portland Trailblazers, and “Violence Prevention Night” is scheduled for the March 3, 2015 game vs. the Washington Wizards.