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Bulls celebrate 'green' reading timeout at Rush University Medical Center



April 7, 2010 – As part of the Chicago Bulls’ Read To Achieve program and the NBA’s Green Week 2010, Bob Love and Sidney Green celebrated a “green” reading timeout with students from Brown Elementary School at Rush University Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Beginning at 3 p.m., the Bulls and students joined Rush’s Green Team to watch a short video about Rush's "green" efforts and also participated in some activities on recycling.

After the recycling demonstration, Love and Green treated the students to a reading timeout.

During NBA Green Week 2010, each of the league’s 30 teams will encourage fans to participate in greening efforts by hosting community service events, including tree plantings, recycling drives, park clean-up days, the creation of live, learn or play spaces using environmentally friendly materials, and hosting in-arena Go Green Awareness Nights featuring auctions to support environmental protection programs and promotions to encourage fans to implement green habits.

The Bulls, Rush University Medical Center and ComEd coordinated the event as part of the Bulls’ ongoing Read To Achieve program, which inspires literacy among Chicago’s youth by encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children. As part of its annual commitment, the Bulls host reading timeouts with local children, distribute more than 5,000 new books and organize literacy activities. Rush University Medical Center and ComEd are partners of the program.