Midway Moving & Storage Signs Bulls' Tyrus Thomas

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Midway Moving & Storage, Illinois' largest moving company, has signed a five-year endorsement contract with Chicago Bull's forward Tyrus Thomas. Midway and Thomas share a commitment to excellence and to giving back to the community. Thomas will appear in Midway's ad campaign and his image will be featured on several trucks in Midway's 200-vehicle fleet.

Midway Moving and Storage, the largest moving and storage company in Illinois, has signed a five-year endorsement agreement with Chicago Bulls' forward Tyrus Thomas. The agreement strengthens Midway's reputation as Chicago's hometown mover and represents the company's commitment to excellence.

"We are so excited that Tyrus Thomas has joined the Midway team," said Jerry Siegel, president and founder of Midway Moving and Storage. "Tyrus is a talented athlete who has been truly inspiring both on and off the court. He and Midway are both dedicated to excellence and to giving back to the community, and that makes him a great fit to represent the Midway brand."

Tyrus Thomas was traded to the Bulls in 2006 after being selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers that same year. He ranks #4 in the NBA in blocks and last season averaged 10.8 points per game. In playoffs ranks, he is #1 in the NBA in blocks. In 2007 Thomas formed the Tyrus Thomas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children in the Chicagoland area as well as his home state of Louisiana by funding educational and recreational programs. Thomas was named the Bulls Community Player of the Year this past April in recognition of his numerous philanthropic efforts. He was also nominated for the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in August 2009.

Midway Moving and Storage, the Official Mover of the Chicago Bulls, has been rated the #1 moving company in Chicago by Chicago building and facility managers and performs more than 15,000 moves every year. Midway has provided moving and storage services for Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Board of Elections, Chicago Housing Authority, Macy's and Boeing, as well as a number of high-profile Chicagoans including Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey. Midway shows its commitment to the community by donating of percentage of every move to local charities and by actively participating in charitable events such as the Glass Slipper Project, Little City Foundation Book Sale and Chicago Housing Authority/Windows of Opportunity Holiday Celebration.

Tyrus Thomas's image and endorsement will appear in Midway's advertising campaigns and on several trucks in Midway's 200-vehicle fleet. Thomas will also represent Midway with public appearances at charity and community events. Midway has signed agreements in the past with former Bulls Eddy Curry, Chris Duhon and Ben Gordon.

Midway Moving and Storage, Inc. is a full-service moving company providing residential and commercial clients with relocation, storage and document destruction services. For more information, visit http://www.midwaymoving.com.

For more information, please contact:
Liz Kores, Public Relations Counsel
312/217-0588

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