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.

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Bulls in the Community newsletter

Our Bulls in the Community newsletter, sent on a quarterly basis, will keep you up to date with our community events, player appearances, Chicago Bulls Charities efforts, and much more.

We have a responsibility to give back to the city and the people that, day in and day out, do so much to support our team. Our players and staff are always out in the community – in our schools, our hospitals and our neighborhoods – building bridges between the Bulls and the fantastic people of our great city, and we look forward to sharing these experiences with you through this newsletter.

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RECENT EVENTS

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.

Bulls congratulate Mercy Home residents on their own draft night

Members of the Bulls organization were on hand as Chicago’s Mercy Home tipped off its 24th annual “Hoops for Homework” program.

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.

Brooks and Snell help celebrate McCutcheon Elementary

On Tuesday afternoon, Aaron Brooks and teammate Tony Snell were on hand as the Bulls and BMO Harris Bank celebrated the recent selection of McCutcheon Elementary School as their "Adopt-a-School" partner for the current school year.

Bulls, Vienna Beef team up to gather 50,000 pounds of food

One in six people in Cook County turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s network. “Most people don’t know that I think that’s kind of a sobering and surprising number for a lot of people,” said Paul Morello, public relations manager for the GCFD. “The food drive hosted by the Bulls is a critical component in helping raise awareness.”

Butler makes a real life difference for 400 students

In his fourth professional season, Jimmy Butler has shown he has what it takes to be a star in the NBA. On Sunday, Butler proved he can be a star off the court as well. Following the team’s practice, he made his way to the Museum of Science and Industry, where he teamed up with the Bulls and Chicago Housing Authority to provide 400 students with holiday gifts. This year, the event was presented by Google Express.

Motivated by his own experiences, Gibson provides a family with an unforgettable Christmas

The holidays are meant to be a joyous time when people take a break from their normal routines to be with family or close friends. The reality, however, is that not everyone is able to enjoy the holidays and oftentimes that is due to financial hardships. Taj Gibson can relate and gave back to a family in need for the holidays by purchasing them gifts and enjoying a nice dinner in a downtown Chicago restaurant.

Chicago Bulls and Dover Corporation celebrate "Youth Education Night"

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.

Bulls' Gasol brings his commitment to children's health to Chicago

"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.

Chicago Bulls Charities, grant recipients pros at giving back

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.

Dunleavy, Paxson honor vets at Wouned Warriors event

“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."

Gibson, Bulls serve annual Thanksgiving meal at Pacific Garden Mission

“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.”

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Videos from WGN's BullsEye pregame show on the Bulls' community initiatives

ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Chicago Bulls provide ongoing support to a number of nonprofit organizations, community initiatives, and events.

Outreach

Adopt-A-School
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Bright Pink
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
Wish-Granting Organizations
Wounded Warriors
Youth Guidance/Becoming a Man Partnership

Donation Requests

In-kind

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.

Ambassadors

Sidney Green
Bob Love

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.

Chicago Bulls Charities Fundraising
50/50 Raffle
Fantasy Experiences
In-Game Auctions and Memorabilia Sales
Scoreboard Messages
An Evening with the Chicago Bulls
Corporate Partner Donations

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