Bulls host CHA holiday party at the Shedd Aquarium

Luol Deng distributed 400 holiday gifts he purchased for the children

December 21, 2009 – The Chicago Bulls and the Black McDonald’s® Operators Association partnered with the Chicago Housing Authority to host their tenth annual Kids’ Holiday Party on Sunday at the Shedd Aquarium. Bulls players Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Jannero Pargo, as well as Bob Love and Benny the Bull, lent a hand in the festivities which included holiday gifts for each child attending.

Black McDonald’s® Operators Association

Beginning at 4 p.m., approximately 400 children from the CHA’s family housing developments throughout the city of Chicago arrived for a day sure to raise holiday spirits. The children were treated to lunch and tours of the Shedd Aquarium including a performance of Fantasea, the new aquatic show at Shedd.

Deng also played the role of Santa Claus by purchasing and distributing toys for the children as part of the celebration.

In its efforts to encourage children to feel uplifted during the holiday season, the Bulls partnered with Vienna Beef, Hinckley Springs, Edy’s Grand Ice Cream and Midway Moving and Storage to make this event possible.

As a special treat, McDonald’s also provided free Apple Pie coupons to all the children courtesy of the Black McDonald’s® Operators Association.