Chicago Bulls in the Community
The Chicago Bulls have a responsibility and a desire to actively assist with the education and development of our youth, contribute to organizations that provide services to needy families, and improve our city's neighborhoods. Through our community relations efforts and support from Chicago Bulls Charities, we have established a history of community service by contributing time, materials, resources and financial donations. It is through these efforts that we are determined to help those in need in our schools, on the court, and in the community.
For more information, please email CR@bulls.com.
Chicago Bulls holiday food drive
Join us in our annual Holiday Food Drive with our partner Vienna Beef. All donations collected will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. If you plan on attending a Bulls home game between 12/2 and 12/22 you have the opportunity to add a donation at our concession stands and restaurants. Donation increments are $1, $5, $10 and $20. Just let your cashier know you would like to participate.
The Chicago Bulls frequently work with community organizations and corporate partners to organize events that support our core values of youth education, health and wellness, and violence prevention. Learn more about some of our recent events below.
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.
"Going to the hospital and interacting with the children, bringing them hope and joy and putting a smile on their faces... it’s energizing to me. It’s really rewarding," said Pau Gasol of his recent visit to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
On Dec. 2 at the United Center, 13 Chicagoland nonprofit organizations were on hand to receive Chicago Bulls Charities grants for the 2014-15 season.
“He spent time in Iraq and I was asking him about some of the things that go on there, specifically the IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that you face with roadside stuff,” said Dunleavy of Kludac. “He told me he survived 18 IED attacks, which pretty much blew my mind. Those things seem like they are unsurvivable."
“These people were with me when nobody knew who I was,” recalled Gibson of that first experience. “I sat down at different tables and talked to a lot of the people here about their experiences and the event itself. It was great. They told me a lot of things, told me not to worry about stuff. They were believing in me before I truly believed in myself.”
The Bulls welcomed H2O Plus representatives for the official check presentation of their “And One” donation to Chicago Bulls Charities on April 14. Throughout the 2013-14 season, H2O Plus committed to making a $250 donation to CBC every time that a Bulls player scored and was fouled on the play. Leading the team with 17 “And One’s” this season, Bulls forward Taj Gibson participated in the ceremony.
The Chicago Bulls held the first “Violence Prevention Night” at the March 31 game versus the Boston Celtics. Through a number of pre-game and in-game activities, the Bulls honored the team’s community partners that focus on anti-violence initiatives. Staff and students from Youth Guidance’s B.A.M. (Becoming a Man) program attended the game as representatives of these partners.
Jimmy Butler and Benny the Bull visited patients and their families at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge on March 27. Butler and Benny the Bull spent time with patients in their rooms and were available to take photos and sign autographs for them.
Photos: Bill Smith & Carolina Sanchez/Chicago Bulls
On February 12, 2014, the Bulls hosted the team’s 25th annual charity gala, An Evening with the Chicago Bulls. The team honored John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC for his achievements and civic contributions. The 2013-2014 Bulls team attended along with Bulls coaches, broadcasters and alumni. The event was sold out, with over 800 guests in attendance.
The Chicago Bulls provide ongoing support to a number of nonprofit organizations, community initiatives, and events.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago Bulls College Prep
Chicago Bulls Go Green Program
Chicago Gateway Green
Chicago Housing Authority Holiday Party
Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
City Year Chicago
EnergizaBulls Fitness Learning Centers
Greater Chicago Food Depository Holiday Food Drive
Kia Educator of the Month
James Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Chicago Bulls Family Life Center
Navy Recruitment Division
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rush University Health Fair
Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Shop with a Bull
Sprite Chicago MVPs
Thanksgiving at Pacific Garden Mission
United Center Joint Venture Scholarships
USO Holiday Party
Youth Guidance/Becoming a Man Partnership
Corporate Charity Group Ticket Requests
The Chicago Bulls, through the generosity of a number of our corporate sponsors, are pleased to be able to provide game tickets to local charities throughout the season. If you are affiliated with a registered, 501c3 organization and would like to be considered for a ticket donation, please complete the request form. ** A limited number of tickets are available for each home game, so we appreciate your understanding that only one request per organization will be reviewed each season.
HOW TO SUPPORT CHICAGO BULLS CHARITIES
To fund the numerous programs Chicago Bulls Charities supports, we rely on contributions from our corporate partners, individuals and the following annual fundraising events and programs.
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