At the first Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, the Bulls won the team category and received a $75,000 grant to a charity of their choice for their efforts in the community.
Last year, the Bulls organized more than 100 community events focused on youth education, violence prevention and health. The team distributed $2.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations.
The Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards were held at the Conga Room at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, and according to ESPN, the event raised more than $500,000 in net proceeds for The V Foundation’s Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Fund.
The other team finalists were the Portland Timbers of MLS, the 49ers and WWE community relations. Each received a $25,000 grant.