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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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 Bulls have an ongoing relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. When the wish of an ill child is to meet one of our players or attend a game, we are thrilled to open our home to these special guests and share an evening with them. NBC-5 recently followed 4-year-old Noah’s Make-A-Wish experience at a Bulls game where he was able to meet his favorite player, Joakim Noah, and join Benny the Bull on the court before the game.
Throughout the 2012-2013 regular season, the Bulls and Kia Motors are honoring Chicago Public School (CPS) Elementary School teachers for their hard work and dedication in the classroom through the "Kia Educator of the Month" program. We are calling on all students, fellow teachers and/or administrators from CPS elementary schools to nominate an educator. Submit your nomination.
Bulls and Advocate Children's Hospital team up to teach local children important tips about staying healthy
The Bulls and Advocate Children’s Hospital visited Major Adams Community Center on the city’s west side on March 28 to share helpful tips about the importance of hand washing and staying healthy. Benny the Bull led a group of 50 plus children in a demonstration of the correct way to wash your hands. Daequan Cook was also at Major Adams Community Center to pose for photos and sign autographs for the children.
The Bulls hosted a swearing-in ceremony for approximately 90 Navy recruits prior to the team’s game versus the Miami Heat on March 27. The ceremony was held on the court at the United Center and included remarks from Commander of Navy Region Midwest Rear Admiral Rick Williamson and Executive Officer of Navy Recruiting District Chicago Commander Nancy Fink.
Bulls forward Vladimir Radmanovic recently teamed up with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago to donate more than 25,000 new books for students in the Chicago area.
The Bulls hosted a “Bulls Spectacular” party on March 25 with more than 50 families currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Carlos Boozer, Nazr Mohammed, Bob Love, Benny the Bull and members of the Luvabulls joined the families in a variety of activities including an arts and crafts project, video games, photo booth, balloon artist, and face painter, among others.
The Bulls hosted an assembly on March 22 with more than 600 students from Ariel Community Academy to celebrate the school completing the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) and to tip-off their spring break. The assembly included remarks from Scottie Pippen, Stacey King, and Sidney Green, as well as appearances from Derrick Rose, Marco Belinelli, Daequan Cook, Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls.
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
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 Community Relations
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Chicago, IL 60612
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