Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Based Program

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Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose decided to give back to his community with a $1 million donation to After School Matters (ASM), a non-profit organization within Rose’s hometown that provides out-of-school programs for high school teenagers. About 20,000 teens participate in the program annually across the city of Chicago along with teens from our very own, True Star Foundation, which ASM has been a partner of since our inception 10 years ago.

The announcement was made via the Chicago Bulls twitter page Tuesday night:

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Derrick Rose hasn’t had the chance to play alongside his Bulls teammates this season but continues to put Chicago on the map off the court. According to a press release from the Bulls “the funds will be used to drive the growth of unique programming experiences for teenagers throughout the city in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology. Participants develop critical life skills to help them prepare for work, college and beyond.”

Its apparent that Rose is passionate about inspiring kids to “dream big”:

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After being apart of team USA’s win over Brazil, Rose is expected to come back to the Bulls this season, but many question whether or not he’ll be as great as he was before the missed seasons. Regardless, one thing remains the same, he will NEVER forget where he came from or the people who reside in communities he grew up in and once played ball on the courts with.

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