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Temperature Service Company participates in “Hoops in the Sky” fundraiser for the Luol Deng Foundation

Luol Deng Speaking at Hoops in the Sky
Thanks to Luol Deng for sharing and inspiring us all!

At Temperature Service Company, we are thrilled to share the details of our recent participation in the impactful “Hoops in the Sky” basketball fundraiser, hosted at the stunning Sky Court at 167 Green St in Chicago. This regulation-size court, perched atop a downtown Chicago high-rise, provided a breathtaking backdrop of the city skyline for an evening dedicated to sports, philanthropy, and positive change.

Event Highlights: The “Hoops in the Sky” event wasn’t just a fundraiser; it was an intimate and memorable evening. Attendees enjoyed an NBA-simulated 3-point competition against the backdrop of sweeping skyline views. Culinary delights from Lettuce Entertain You, featuring top dishes from their renowned restaurants, added a touch of gourmet flair to the event.

Supporting Two Causes: This year’s “Hoops in the Sky” had a dual impact, benefiting the Luol Deng Foundation‘s commitment to creating pathways to opportunity through sport and development, as well as, supporting a special goal—aiding 100 war-affected families from Ukraine through Gate to Ukraine Foundation, where 100% of donations go directly to the children, women, and the needy of Ukraine who have been affected by the war.

Luol Deng’s Inspiring Journey: A highlight of the evening was hearing Luol Deng, former Chicago Bulls legend, share his remarkable story—from fleeing conflict in Sudan to becoming an NBA star. Luol spoke passionately about using his platform to give back and transform his home country for the next generation.

About Luol Deng Foundation: Luol Deng’s uncommon generosity and boundless passion continue to inspire us. His journey, coupled with the impactful initiatives of the Luol Deng Foundation, reinforces our dedication to making a difference in the communities we serve. The Luol Deng Foundation’s commitment to assisting families who’ve faced the devastating effects of war such as Ukraine and South Sudan, resonates deeply with us. The event provided a unique platform to witness firsthand the impact of their work and the power of collective action.

Joe shows his stuff on the 3-point line. Thanks for representing us at TSC, Joe!

Our Involvement: At Temperature Service Company, we proudly supported the event by actively participating in the 3-point competition. We’ve included a couple of clips here of Joe Coyle, one of our dedicated Territory Managers, showcasing his impressive performance to the music track of “Get on the Good Foot” by James Brown as he made his rounds on the 3-point line, contributing to the success of the shoot-out.

Get Involved: If you share our passion for creating pathways to opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can contribute to the Luol Deng Foundation‘s initiatives and support Gate to Ukraine. Together, we can empower the leaders of tomorrow and make a direct impact on the lives of families affected by conflict.

A Heartfelt Thank You: A special thank you to everyone who made “Hoops in the Sky” an unforgettable evening. It was moving to see so many come together to contribute to positive change and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people, families, and communities around the world.

Temperature Service Company is excited about the ongoing work of the Luol Deng Foundation and looks forward to supporting the Foundation’s future endeavors.


The Temperature Service Company Team

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