ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is out for a few more weeks while he waits for a sprained left elbow to heal. But instead of just sitting around, Butler is using his down time to make a difference in and around Chicago. Yesterday, Butler paid a visit to the Chicago-area Phoenix Military Academy to increase awareness of eating a healthy breakfast. He ended up leaving $20,000 lighter.
According to the school’s website…
Butler wagered that for every junior who made a free throw shot he would donate $50 towards the school. The class came up with a total of $550. Soon after that he then went on to say that if he made a 3 point shot with one hand he would donate $10,000 to the school. He made the shot easily and then challenged junior Jabaree White to do the same for another $10,000. Butler offered to gave White 3 tries to make the shot but he nailed it in one which got the class real whipped up and screaming in joy.
“I feel like I contributed to the school” after making the two three point shots and one free throw,” said White.
The junior class raised a whopping $20,000 from Butler, which was a generous donation. Jimmy Butler also accepted an invitation to become an “Honorary Firebird” and to wear the Phoenix PT uniform at Bulls Practice at least once.
Here’s video of the event — first Butler’s three, then Jabaree’s big shot…
VIDEO: Butler three