Chicago Bulls
As an organization that survives on the loyalty and support of its community, the Chicago Bulls believe it is not only our duty to reach out to those in need around us, it is our strongest passion. Whatever challenges we face as a basketball team, no mission is greater than that of building a community. Aside from winning games and entertaining our fans, we have a responsibility and a desire to actively contribute to the growth of our society. To do so, we aim each day to assist with the education and development of our youth, contribute to organizations that provide services to needy families and improve our city’s struggling neighborhoods. It is through these efforts that we are determined to leave a lifelong impression on those in need, in our schools, on the court, in the community and on our fans.
TEAM PROGRAMS
In 1987, the Bulls founded a non-profit organization to aid in our civic tasks, especially where children are concerned. CharitaBulls was formed with the mission to enhance the lives of Chicago’s youth by actively creating and supporting educational, recreational and social programs. Over the years, CharitaBulls has contributed tens of millions of dollars for a variety of worthy causes in the Chicago area.
As a part of the Chicago Bulls Go Green program, Bulls.com is posting regular updates to keep you informed about green initiatives the Bulls are hosting, as well as tips on how you can contribute both at work and home. Each month, tips on the following environmental themes will be posted on this page.
In response to President Barack Obama's call for Americans to better their communities through community service, the Chicago Bulls are taking part in the “United We Serve” initiative, a national effort to engage more Americans in serving their communities.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Derrick Rose
Rose helped teach a hoops clinic for children from the Middle East in the Play for Peace basketball clinic at the Seeds of Peace International Camp and also hosted the Derrick Rose Basketball Camp.
Luol Deng
Deng, a spokesperson for the Nothing but Nets Campaign, donated $50 for each basket he scored during the 2007-08 season to the cause, totaling $31,650.