Monday, February 18, 2013
Tal Brody taught more than 100 children some cool new tricks when he stopped by Deerfield's Berto Center for a basketball clinic earlier this month. Former NBA state Kenny Battle was also there.
Monday, February 18
The Jewish National Fund hosted a basketball clinic with former University of Illinois and Israel basketball legend Tal Brody on Feb. 7 at the Berto Center in Deerfield. More than 100 children and parents braved the heavy snow and ice to come learn basketball moves from Brody and 1989 University of Illinois All American and former NBA star Kenny Battle. These basketball pros coached children ages 8 to16, and it was a great opportunity for members of the community to learn basketball basics straight from the experts. Participants also competed in shoot offs, and raffle winners received a variety of autographed prizes. Submitted by Jewish National Fund
Friday, November 16, 2012
New Chicago Bulls practice facility replacing Berto Center will be on Chicago’s west side.
The Chicago Bulls will be leaving their Berto Center Deerfield Practice facility for a new site to be built near the United Center on Chicago’s west side, according to a new release from the team. The Bulls have trained at the Berto Center since 1992 and before that since 1985 at what is now the Deerfield Park District’s Sachs Recreation Center. The team announced plans to relocate training facilities to the city in June. Earlier: Update: Poll Seeks Opinion on Bulls Departure “We will miss them,” Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said. “It was fun to have them here. We understand they want to be closer to the city. I’m sure we’ll have a great retrofit for the building.” The Bulls indicated in the release the team will sell the Berto Center…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Local business has been putting tires on Bulls’ cars for years. Owner is disappointed with the team’s departure.
One Deerfield business owner who is not happy about the Chicago Bulls decision to leave its Deerfield practice facility is Deerfield Tire Co.’s Garrett Garofolo. Garofolo has personally helped Michael Jordan and other Bulls get tires for their cars and he believes there will be less contact with people affiliated with the organization when the team leaves the Berto Center for a Chicago training spot not yet established. Earlier: Update: Poll Seeks Opinion on Bulls Departure “For me it’s not just the Bulls,” Garofolo said. “It’s the press people who come. People recognize Deerfield because of the Bulls. Lake Forest is for the Bears and Deerfield is for the Bulls.” Though Garofolo is disappointed, the impact on his overall business will not …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Patch poll results indicate 60 percent of respondents want team to remain in Deerfield
When the Chicago Bulls announced they intended to sell Deerfield’s Sherry L. Berto Center where the team trains and move the practice facility to Chicago, Patch readers reacted unhappily to the news they perceived as another blow to the Village. Not everyone was opposed to the move. Of the 60 readers who responded to an unscientific survey, 36 want the team to remain in the Village, 10 are not opposed to the departure and 14 indicated it does not matter to them. Earlier: Update: Poll Seeks Opinion on Bulls Departure As one reader, Wang, put it, “Tough first half of 2012 - first Woodfire Chicken and now the Bulls. What's next for Deerfield,” Wang wrote. The Bulls made it clear when they issued a news release about the departure a major …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Voice your opinion about the Chicago Bulls proposed move from Deerfield to Chicago.