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.
For more information, please email CR@bulls.com.
The Chicago Bulls and Kia Motors will be honoring Chicago Public School (CPS) School teachers for their hard work and dedication in the classroom through the “Educator of the Month” program. We are calling all students, fellow teachers and/or administrators from CPS elementary schools to nominate an educator by completing and submitting an application.
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 Bulls and Sprite celebrated Black History Month with the 7th annual Sprite MVP Program at the Feb. 26 game against the Golden State Warriors. Twenty-four African American male students from local high schools were honored for their commitment to succeeding in school and improving their community.
Photos: Bill Smith & Carolina Sanchez/Chicago Bulls
On February 12, 2014, the Bulls hosted the team’s 25th annual charity gala, An Evening with the Chicago Bulls. The team honored John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC for his achievements and civic contributions. The 2013-2014 Bulls team attended along with Bulls coaches, broadcasters and alumni. The event was sold out, with over 800 guests in attendance.
The Chicago Bulls and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls hosted the 23rd annual “Hoops to Homework” draft on Feb. 3 at Mercy Home’s Noha Gymnasium, with more than 60 residents. At the event, Mercy Home residents participated in an NBA-style draft and placed on teams for a series of fun, tournament-style games that will take place throughout February and March.
Taj Gibson and Benny the Bull visited patients and their families at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn on Jan. 9. Gibson and Benny the Bull spent time with patients in their rooms and were available to take photos and sign autographs for them.
Carlos Boozer visited with patients and their families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago on Dec. 20. Boozer was joined by Nancy Reinsdorf, President of Chicago Bulls Charities, and Leslie Forman, Vice President of Chicago Bulls Charities. Each patient received a gift personally donated by Boozer during his visit.
The Bulls announced on Dec. 10 that 12 Chicagoland nonprofit organizations will receive grants for the 2013-14 season. The grants were awarded to organizations that support underserved Chicagoans and share the Bulls’ commitment to 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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