Children Cheer for Bulls (and Grizzlies)

Kids enjoyed hot dogs and cookies along with the executive suite seats.

Mel and I would like to thank Jim Reddinger and UBS for the opportunity to take a group of our students to see the Bulls play the Memphis Grizzlies on March 4. Though I was hobbled by a dodgeball injury; it was an absolute pleasure to see the looks on the children’s faces as they entered the United Center. The food was great, the seats were even better, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the good behavior and academic success of nine of our top students.

–Tyler Warner

Here’s what the kids had to say:

“This past Thursday was one of the funnest days at the Sue Duncan Children’s Center. The reason I say this is because we went to a Chicago Bulls game. It was the first time I have ever gone to a Bulls game. We went with two tutors who were being cool like they really didn’t care and was just having fun. And we ate a lot of food. We had hotdogs, pop, chicken tenders, and fruit. And I can’t forget the cookies and the brownies. Mostly everyone in the stadium was rooting for the Bulls, but me and my friend Keith were going for the Memphis Grizzlies–even though they were losing at first.

I think that our faith and the way we were cheering gave the Grizzlies some motivation so they came back and won the game by 9 points. If you ask me, I would say that we did a good job as cheerleaders. I really would like to thank Owen, Mel, and Tyler for allowing me to go.”

[Devon, age 13]

Devon, Keith and Jeremy cheer on a group of dancers in the audience.

“The game was really fun. It was my second time going to a Bulls game and I was lucky for going. I was cheering for the Bulls and I had a lot of fun, even though they didn’t win. Jasmine, Devon, Keith, Jeremy, and I danced to The Black Eyed Peas “Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night.” I really liked when Benny the Bull danced and when a whole section of the crowd performed a choreographed dance. It was funny when Keith Yelled “Go Grizzlies.” I wasn’t disappointed when the Bulls lost and I was happy that I went to the Bulls game. I had a lot of fun.

Let’s Go Bulls!”

[Michaela, age 11]

“The Bulls game was awesome. I send my thanks to the DJ. I loved the part where I got to dance. The seats where amazing. That was the closest I’ve ever been to the court. The food was I’d say ok. The most fun I had was having fun with my friends and that the Grizzlies won. GO GRIZZLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

[Keith, age 13]

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