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September 28, 2011

From Englewood to MVP, Wilson joins Powerade to Honor Derrick Rose and the City of Chicago in The Derrick Rose Renovation Project

From Englewood to MVP, Wilson joins Powerade to Honor Derrick Rose and the City of Chicago in The Derrick Rose Renovation Project

Derrick Rose, 2011 MVP, has proven himself to be among the most humble NBA players letting his performance on the court be his identity.  It's his respectful demeanor and hard working spirit that has led Wilson Sporting Goods Co. to partner with Rose for the last 3 years. Yesterday, Wilson proudly took part in The Derrick Rose Renovation Project. To recognize Rose's journey to the top and to help him pay homage to his Chicago neighborhood of Englewood, Wilson is taking part in restoring the courts at Murray Park Playground. This park is where Rose honed his hoops skills growing up on the South Side. Rose will be unveiling the new courts in front of family, neighborhood friends and local dignitaries at Murray Park Playground on Tuesday, September 27th.

The newly renovated courts include new basketball hoops, poles, resurfacing of the court, new paint and new signage. To honor the young players who will enjoy these courts in the future, Wilson donated an additional $5,000 to go towards new player benches. Between Wilson and Rose, the ties to Chicago run deep. Wilson, headquartered in Chicago, is excited for the opportunity to work with Derrick Rose and give back to their shared hometown.

But the city of Chicago will not be the only recipient of this great effort. Dozens of elementary school students from Rose's alma mater, Randolph Elementary, will receive a surprise appearance from Rose before he officially christens the court with an inaugural dunk. Wilson is thrilled to give back to the children of Chicago by donating Wilson basketballs to the students of Randolph Elementary. 

Since Wilson began its relationship with Derrick Rose in his rookie year, thousands of  Wilson basketballs have been given to Rose's camps and other charitable initiatives. Wilson is proud of its close partnership with Derrick Rose and couldn't be happier to take part in The Derrick Rose Renovation Project and continue the charitable projects the company performs with Derrick Rose in the future.

 

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