Chicago Bulls Match Chance The Rapper’s $1 Million Pledge To Chicago Public Schools
The Chicago Bulls have matched Chance The Rapper’s pledge to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
The Chicago native held a press conference at Robeson High School on Friday to announce on behalf of the Bulls organization and owner Jerry Reinsdorf, Sports Illustrated reports.
The Grammy Award-winning artist, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, graduated from the CPS system and is now taking action to help Chicago’s underfunded schools.
Last month the rapper met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the issues facing the struggling school system. After several meetings, Bennet announced he would be donating $1 million to CPS and would donate an additional $10,000 for every $100,000 raised on his organization’s website.
The Chicago Bulls have now joined Bennett in his effort in an attempt to lessen the $215 million budget gap of the Chicago Board of Education.
The Bulls are excited to support @chancetherapper‘s efforts with a $1M donation! #SupportCPS #ForTheKids pic.twitter.com/OGjQIhVDRa
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 31, 2017
“This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about posturing,” Bennett said when he announced his pledge last month. “This is about taking care of the kids.”