Chicago Bulls in the Community
The Chicago Bulls have a responsibility and a desire to actively assist with the education and development of our youth, contribute to organizations that provide services to needy families, and improve our city's neighborhoods. Through our community relations efforts and support from Chicago Bulls Charities, we have established a history of community service by contributing time, materials, resources and financial donations. It is through these efforts that we are determined to help those in need in our schools, on the court, and in the community.
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On February 12, 2014, the Chicago Bulls will host the team’s 25th annual charity gala, “An Evening with the Chicago Bulls.” The Bulls will honor John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC at the gala. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner on the floor of the United Center, along with live entertainment and a silent auction. The 2013-14 Bulls team will attend along with Bulls coaches, ambassadors and broadcasters.
2013 Holiday Food Drive
Join the Chicago Bulls as they host their annual Holiday Food Drive with partners Vienna Beef and Midway Moving and Storage. All donations collected will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. If you plan on attending a Bulls home game between Dec. 2-16, you have the opportunity to add a donation at the United Center's concession stands and restaurants. Donations will be accepted in increments of $1, $5, $10 and $20. Just let your cashier know you would like to participate.
Do you know an outstanding young man who deserves to be honored for his character and accomplishments? The Bulls are joining with partner Sprite to celebrate Black History Month with the Sprite MVP program, which will recognize 25 African American young men who are doing great things in the Chicagoland community. Applications are now available. All applicants must be enrolled in school in grades 10, 11 or 12; must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service in 2013; and must have a 2.5 minimum grade point average.
The Chicago Bulls frequently work with community organizations and corporate partners to organize events that support our core values of youth education, health and wellness, and violence prevention. Learn more about some of our recent events below.
The Chicago Bulls and BMO Harris Bank are proud to announce their selection of Richard Henry Lee School as their “Adopt-a-School” partner for this school year. The school will receive benefits throughout the year such as tickets to Bulls games, Bulls souvenirs and autographed items, site repairs and the opportunity for a student to serve as an honorary ball person at a Bulls home game.
The Chicago Bulls celebrated the first “Youth Education Night” at their game vs. Charlotte Bobcats on November 18. Through a number of pre-game and in-game activities, the Bulls recognized local students and the team’s community partners that focus on education programming.
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, the Chicago Bulls honored local veterans and their families at a special “Stars and Strikes” event with the Wounded Warrior Project on November 12 at Viper Alley bowling alley in Lincolnshire. Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Tony Snell joined members of the Chicago Bears to spend time with service members and their families. Chicago Bulls Charities President Nancy Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls Charities Vice President Leslie Forman, Bulls Ambassador Bob Love, Bulls Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Chuck Swirsky and Bulls Radio Color Commentator Bill Wennington also attended the event.
Across Chicago, members of service and athletic institutions congratulated the Reinsdorf family for their recent philanthropic honor by La Rabida Children’s Hospital. The Reinsdorfs, who own the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox, received the Family Philanthropy award during the 2013 Friends of La Rabida Awards Celebration on November 8.
The Chicago Bulls started the 2013-14 season with a week of service dedicated to our community. The Bulls held a community event each day during the week of October 14, teaming up with local partners to build excitement for the upcoming season and support the team’s charitable focus areas of youth education, health and wellness and violence prevention.
The Chicago Bulls provide ongoing support to a number of nonprofit organizations, community initiatives, and events.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago Bulls College Prep
Chicago Bulls Go Green Program
Chicago Gateway Green
Chicago Housing Authority Holiday Party
Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
City Year Chicago
EnergizaBulls Fitness Learning Centers
Greater Chicago Food Depository Holiday Food Drive
Kia Educator of the Month
James Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Chicago Bulls Family Life Center
Navy Recruitment Division
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rush University Health Fair
Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Shop with a Bull
Sprite Chicago MVPs
Thanksgiving at Pacific Garden Mission
United Center Joint Venture Scholarships
USO Holiday Party
Youth Guidance/Becoming a Man Partnership
Corporate Charity Group Ticket Requests
The Chicago Bulls, through the generosity of a number of our corporate sponsors, are pleased to be able to provide game tickets to local charities throughout the season. If you are affiliated with a registered, 501c3 organization and would like to be considered for a ticket donation, please complete the request form. ** A limited number of tickets are available for each home game, so we appreciate your understanding that only one request per organization will be reviewed each season.
HOW TO SUPPORT CHICAGO BULLS CHARITIES
To fund the numerous programs Chicago Bulls Charities supports, we rely on contributions from our corporate partners, individuals and the following annual fundraising events and programs.
Chicago Bulls Community Relations
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