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2010 Kia Surprise School Supply Challenge

Local residents can donate school supplies at Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Kia retailers

2010 Kia Surprise School Supply Challenge

Photo from 2009 Kia Back to School Challenge held at Howe School of Excellence

September 9, 2010 – The Chicago Bulls and Kia Motors America are pairing up with Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Kia retailers to collect school supplies to benefit Chicago Public School students at Lathrop Academy.

Now through September 17, local residents can donate school supplies to any of 20 local Kia retailers. Suggested supplies include spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, pocket folders, crayons and backpacks.

In addition, fans also can drop off supplies at Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL) or make a monetary donation online at Bulls.com/2010kia.

Kia School Supply Drive, Donate now

At the culmination of the school supply drive, the Bulls and Kia Motors, Official Vehicle of the Chicago Bulls, will host a rally to celebrate the beginning of the school year and donate the supplies to Lathrop Academy. Bulls’ personalities will be on hand for the event.

The Chicago Bulls and Kia Surprise School Supply Challenge will provide much needed school supplies to students whose families might not have the resources to purchase them on their own. To find the nearest Kia retailer, please visit www.kia.com.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 700 dealers throughout the United States. For 2009, KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share and recently achieved its best quarter of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

Kia Motors America is the “Official Automotive Partner of the NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its Web site – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.