This week, the Bulls collaborated with Motorola – Chicago-based tech giant and the team’s Official Jersey Patch Partner – to host a basketball clinic for youth from Black Kids Predict (BKP), a local nonprofit focused on getting Black youth excited about data and computer sciences to close the diversity gap and revamp the talent pipeline. BKP is committed to positioning data science as a tool to predict and improve exciting real-world outcomes to increase interest in the industry among 6th-12th grade students.
The basketball clinic, led by the Bulls’ Youth Hoops coaching staff and player Ayo Dosunmu, took place at Austin High School for a group of 60 BKP participants. The students completed six stations, focused on various fundamental basketball skills, while using technology developed by BKP to enhance the experience and showcase the intersection of sports and technology.
In partnership with Motorola, the Bulls donated 50 moto g stylus 5G smartphones to the program, which the same 60 students will use to learn how to build apps for Android devices. The donation will help revamp and enhance BKP’s app-building programming. The day also included a scoring competition for the students where they competed for the chance to win Bulls merch.
Motorola and Bulls staff on-site also gifted each of the students with co-branded water bottles to celebrate the day, which ended with a special group photo with Ayo and the students.