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Bulls, Chicago sports teams make $300,000 donation amid Texas school shooting

Bulls, Khalil Mack, Patrick Kane, Zach LaVine, Willson Contreras, Yoan Moncada

The Chicago Sports Alliance has committed to donating $300,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund and Sandy Hook Promise Foundation in the wake of the tragic Texas school shooting that shook the nation this past week. The Alliance is made up of the professional sports teams in Chicago which include the NBA’s Bulls, the NFL’s Bears, the NHL’s Blackhawks, and the Cubs and White Sox from the MLB.

Below is the official statement released by the alliance, via NBA.com:

 “Twenty-one smiles in Uvalde, Texas, lost. Just days before that, 10 smiles in Buffalo, lost. And unfortunately, across our own city, too many smiles lost to this same issue. It is our responsibility to those innocent lives lost to do more. We are committed to making a difference through the resources in our power to solving this gun violence epidemic. Lives depend on it. This is not a game.”

The statement from the Bulls also read that they are offering their “support to finding of evidence-based solutions to gun violence.” This is a clear indication of the organizations’ willingness to back any and all rightful initiatives — legislative or otherwise — that aim to prevent the further spread of extreme violence in the nation.

The Bulls and the rest of the Chicago teams deserve a lot of credit here not only for their efforts but for literally putting their money where their mouth is.