Student Well-Being

NBA Superstar Donates $1M to Chicago-Based After-School Program

By Bryan Toporek — September 25, 2014 1 min read
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, donated $1 million to a Chicago-based after-school program called After School Matters, the organization announced Tuesday evening.

The Chicago native—he was born and raised in the Englewood neighborhood on the city’s South Side—found out about the program through the Bulls’ community relations department, according to a statement from the team. It’s his largest-ever charitable donation,

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.