Bulls players celebrate reading with children from the Henry Horner tutoring program
December 2, 2009 – As part of the Chicago Bulls’ Read to Achieve program, Bulls players John Salmons, James Johnson, Aaron Gray and Lindsey Hunter celebrated reading with 40 children from the Henry Horner housing development and their Rush University Medical Center tutors on Tuesday evening.
Beginning at 5 p.m., the players provided both the students and tutors with a holiday gift bag including Read to Achieve branded items, books and learning materials.
The Henry Horner Tutoring Program is a Rush University Medical Center community program housed at Major Adams Academy that serves children who live in the surrounding Henry Horner housing development close to the United Center and Rush University Medical Center.
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 Time-Outs 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.