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Korver, Bulls hosting coat drive

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Funny Kyle Korver is hosting a coat drive before Saturday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the United Center. The guard left his coat in Chicago before leaving for Cleveland, where temperatures were in the low 20s.

"I was rushing out to door to get to practice and I forgot a coat," Korver said. "Yesterday and today here I only had a hoodie on. I didn't have a coat. You think about actually going through a Chicago winter without a coach or even if you get one a lot of the kids get coats worn by three or four brothers and sisters or it's old or doesn't fit them well. We're not asking for your old coats left over in your closet that no one is wearing. We're trying to get new coats, good coats. The kids get to pick out their coat that no one else has worn that fits them right. It's a really cool thing."

Korver and the Bulls are teaming up with Operation Warm to provide new winter coats for children from Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and Victor Herbert Elementary School.
 
Fans are encouraged to drop off new children's winter coats at any of the United Center admission gates. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
 
The first 250 fans who attend the game and donate a new children's coat or donate $15 or more will receive a ticket which will allow them to get an autograph from Korver after the game.

"There's a couple things as a kid you have to pick out, you want to pick out your backpack, your shoes ,and your coat. It's a big thing for a kid."


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