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Deng named Bulls CDW/Blackberry RIMCommunity Player of the Year


Luol Deng and friends

This season, for the fifth straight year, Deng provided a Thanksgiving dinner for more than 700 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter for the holiday.

April 13, 2010 -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng has been named the CDW/Blackberry RIM Community Player of the Year. CDW will present Deng with the award during a pre-game ceremony at tonight’s game versus the Boston Celtics.

This season, for the fifth straight year, Deng provided a Thanksgiving dinner for more than 700 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter for the holiday. He also hosted the Chicago Housing Authority’s annual kids’ holiday party at the Shedd Aquarium where he purchased and distributed toys for the approximately 400 children who attended the event.

Deng, a native of Sudan, also contributes on a regular basis to the Lost Boys of Sudan foundation. He hosted the annual Lost Boys of Sudan “Hope for Sudan” celebration this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Sudanese Independence Day. It also marked the celebration for the Lost Boys birthdays. Immigration paperwork marks January 1, as the birthday for all of the Sudanese boys.

Additionally, Deng also does community work through his charity foundation. The Luol Deng Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life. With hope, integrity and faith as values, the foundation’s wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in our community and in Sudan.

The Bulls join CDW in saluting Luol Deng as this year’s recipient of the Community Player of the Year award.

CDW/Blackberry Player of the Month

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education. Ranked No. 41 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's technology specialists offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

CDW was founded in 1984 and as of September 30, 2009 employed approximately 6,250 coworkers. In 2008, the company generated sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, visit CDW.com.



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