The Bulls and BMO Harris announced Tuesday they will donate 10,000 face coverings made of upcycled material from surplus Bulls t-shirts to community organizations.
A statement released by the team identified five local nonprofits it will donate to: My Block My Hood My City, Breakthrough Family Urban Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, After School Matters and Healthy Hood Chicago. Even as Chicago gradually reopens, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We're partnering with @BMOHarrisBank to create 10,000 face coverings made from Bulls gear.
These will be given to community organizations in the Chicagoland area.
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— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) June 16, 2020
BMO will also donate 10,000 limited-edition hats designed by Chicago artist Sentrock in tandem with the face coverings. Said hats were initially intended to be given away at a game, but that giveaway has been postponed in light of the NBA suspending its season on March 11.
Since that date, the league has announced a 22-team return plan set to kick off in Orlando in July. The Bulls are not a part of that plan, meaning the remainder of their regular season games are effectively cancelled.