Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls was named as the Sportsman of the Year in the NBA for his activities in the community. One of the many programs of his Luol Deng Foundation is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the
needy. At Eli’s we are delighted to have supported Luol for all three of his Thanksgiving Dinners this year at the Pacific Gaden Mission










November 21, 2007 – The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng will provide Thanksgiving dinner for more than 700 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission (1458 S. Canal Street | Chicago, IL) today beginning at 5 p.m.

Deng, along with the help from his foundation, the Bulls, Eli’s Cheesecake, Randolph Flowers, Hinckley Springs, Fields Auto Group and Infinite Logistics will donate and serve a Thanksgiving dinner and Chicago’s Eli’s Cheesecake to the men visiting the homeless shelter that evening. After dinner, Deng will provide each guest with a Bulls gift to celebrate the holiday.

Deng will also be joined by teammates Joakim Noah, Chris Duhon and Thabo Sefolosha as well as team mascot Benny the Bull as they personally assist with serving dinner to the 700 diners.

The Luol Deng Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life. With hope, integrity and faith as values, our wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in our community and in Sudan.

Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms. It is the oldest, continuously-operating, rescue mission in the country. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle