Bulls honor Hispanic community with Latin Night
March 28, 2011 – The Chicago Bulls will honor the Hispanic community by hosting Latin Night, presented by the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association (MHOA), during the Bulls game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, March 28 at the United Center.
As part of the NBA’s Noche Latina initiative, the Bulls will recognize fans and players across Latin America and U.S. Hispanic communities that evening by wearing specially designed uniforms with “Los Bulls” branding on the team’s red road uniforms.
Fans will also be treated to Latin Night themed festivities throughout the game including:
- • Player introductions announced in Spanish
- • A mariachi band performing the National Anthem
- • Flags of 20 Spanish-speaking Latin countries presented at halftime
- • Local Hispanic dance groups performing during the game
- • Latin music/dance presented throughout 100 and 300 level concourses
- • Mariachi band positioned outside Gate 6 to welcome fans through south side of the United Center
- • Bulls entertainment teams wearing “Los Bulls” gear
Additionally, while supplies last, fans entering the arena that evening will receive a coupon for a Free Small McCafé beverage courtesy of the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association.
The MHOA also has donated Latin Night game tickets valued at about $5,000 to key community organizations in recognition of the organizations’ ongoing efforts to empower our community. On behalf of the MHOA, owner/operator John DeCarrier presented the ticket contribution to the following organizations: The Association House, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Casa Central, Enlace Chicago, Erie Neighborhood House, Mujeres Latinas en Acción and the Spanish Center.
Noche Latina was first launched during the 2006-07 season to honor the NBA’s Hispanic fan base.