Bulls honor Chicago's MVPs with Black History Month celebration ceremony at Willis Tower
February 18, 2011 – The Chicago Bulls, Sprite and Chicago Public Schools teamed up on Wednesday to celebrate the academic achievements of 25 African American male students attending local public high schools with the “Sprite Chicago MVPs Program.”
This year, the partners also honored 25 Junior MVPs from the James Jordan Boys & Girls Club on the city’s west side.
Ronnie Brewer, Kurt Thomas and C.J. Watson hosted a recognition ceremony at Willis Tower to award the group of students chosen as Chicago’s MVPs and Junior MVPs.
Students applied online at Bulls.com and were judged based on their academic accomplishments, community service and an essay.
Adrian Griffin and Sidney Green were also on hand for the night’s festivities, which included remarks from a student and a certificate for each student chosen as a Chicago MVP.
As a special treat, the Bulls have invited all 25 MVPs and 25 Junior MVPs to their home game on Monday, March 7 versus the New Orleans Hornets to reward the students for their accomplishments.
The average GPA for the students honored as Chicago’s MVPs is 3.56 with a total of 1,918 community service hours.