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Bulls' Watson hosts annual black history essay contest and appreciation luncheon

CHICAGO, IL (March 9, 2011) – Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson and the Quiet Storm Foundation (QSF) will celebrate the winners of the annual Black History Essay Contest and QSF Board members and supporters during a luncheon program on Saturday, March 12th. Students from three Chicago public schools; Robeson High School, Sumner Elementary Academy, and Nicholson Elementary School will be selected to read their essays before the Board and receive awards for their accomplishments.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 733 W. Madison Street |Chicago, IL from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a lavish lunch and be entertained by several speakers and performers, including a special awards presentation by “Benny the Bull”. Additionally, the three benefiting schools of the “Vegas Nights” Event held in Chicago on Sunday, January 30, 2011 will be awarded proceed contributions from the event.

About the Quiet Storm Foundation:

The Quiet Storm Foundation (QSF), www.quietstormfoundation.com, a privately funded nonprofit organization developed by NBA player CJ Watson and his family in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009, aims to provide positive educational and recreational opportunities to underprivileged youths. The Foundation offers opportunities to collaborate and partner with many businesses and agencies to link educational, academics and social development opportunities to students that will enhance their potential to be a better student. It is imperative to CJ and his family that the fundamentals that QSF were founded upon in Las Vegas, be brought to the forefront for the at-risk youth population in Chicago.