The World Cup is almost over, and so is the Chance to Save Big on 2015 Season Tickets

Special 35 Percent Savings will Expire July 15
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Solar Bears Annual Report to the Community

Solar Bears Organization Surpasses $730,000 Donated to
Central Florida Community

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, are pleased to present their annual Report to the CommunityCheck Presentation

The full community report can be found at Highlights include:

  • The launch of our community program, Solar Bears Cares, which has donated to over 400 local charities, schools, and churches since its inception  in 2012. Through donations made by our fans and ownership, and with the assistance of Levy Restaurants, we have collectively raised and donated more than $730,000 in the Central Florida community.
  • The growth of youth hockey is a priority and the Solar Bears sponsor house league teams at the RDV Ice Den in Orlando and the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge and participate in ice hockey programs at the Ice Factory in Kissimmee and at the Daytona International Skateway. In addition, we assisted with the successful launch of the Central Florida High School Veterans ParadeHockey League.
  • In less than two years since starting operations, Solar Bears players, coaches, and Shades (our mascot), have made over 200 community appearances.
  • Our ownership and management team sits on a number of local Boards including the Community Food & Outreach Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the Nap Ford Community School Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, the American Cancer Society, Junior  Achievement, Roper YMCA of Central Florida, Central Florida High School Hockey League, Christian Service Center for Central FL, Mayor Dyer’s Project DTO Executive Advisory Committee, Impact Homelessness and the American Heart Association.
  • Along with the City of Orlando and Visit Orlando, the Solar Bears secured the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game (January 21, 2015) which will create tremendous economic activity within the region.

Along with the annual report to the community, the Solar Bears have completed and complied their annual “By the Numbers” infographic to demonstrate their achievements after two seasons in the ECHL. The infographic can be seen at

Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2014-15 All-Star season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $730,000 for the Central Florida community.

To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

Orlando Magic Help Build a Home Through the Habitat for Humanity Orlando Program


As part of the Orlando Magic’s Volunteer Program (MVP) Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw along with 20 Magic staff members participated in a Habitat for Humanity Orlando home build in the Pine Hills neighborhood on June 25.  The Magic is very active in the Habitat for Humanity program, having sponsored six homes. Continue reading


Photos By Marcio Cicarini

It was only yesterday when the Orlando City Lions  aimed for the MLS, and everyone believed and followed the dream. They have worked hard! A team that conquered everyone’s heart, and brought more and more people to the games.  The MLS Dream came true, the new stadium is arriving, and Kaka’  one of the great Brazilian Soccer players just became a reality.  Continue reading



By John Denton,

In an effort to further the revitalization of downtown Orlando and Parramore and centralize their staff, the Orlando Magic got the go-ahead on Monday from City Council to invest $200-plus million into a project that will create jobs and provide dining, hotel and entertainment options.

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Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight: University of Central Florida Foundation

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight:

University of Central Florida Foundation

By Josh Cohen,

ORLANDO — For those who have experienced college life, you know how strenuous being a student can sometimes be.

At the University of Central Florida, however, there is help for many young adults trying to overcome all the stress and complexities that come with being a college student. The First Generation Program, which provides disadvantaged students with all the necessary tools to succeed at UCF and beyond, has proven to be a huge boost for many aspiring professionals. Continue reading

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Gives 2014 State of the County Address


14173979768_cac6d6d17e_bMayor Teresa Jacobs Gives 2014 State of the County Address

Mayor Teresa Jacobs delivered her 2014 State of the County Address at the historic Ballroom at Church  Street on June 6, 2014. During her 30-minute speech, themed The Year of Transformation, Mayor Jacobs took citizens on a journey highlighting the outstanding achievements of the region and the many milestones the community has accomplished together making Orange County the best place in the world to live, learn, work, and raise a family. Continue reading

This is a reminder invitation to our Opening of ICONS: a Solo Exhibition by Carlos Oviedo

sigimg0This is a reminder invitation to our Opening of ICONS: a Solo Exhibition by Carlos Oviedo

FRIDAY 6 JUNE, from 7-9pm at JAI GALLERY (47E Robinson St, Orlando).

Oviedo is a master painter born in Mexico in 1970 and is best known for his highly skilled oil paintings demonstrating perfection in realism.

The 13 eye-catching pieces included in the exhibition bear a mixture of influences from Piet Mondrian to Warhol and Pop Art, as well as Old Masters oil painting techniques. Oviedo’s work focuses on issues regarding the fragility of social icons in Pop Culture, the representation of self and identity through the prism of fame and glory, as well as the challenges for the artist himself to reach a high level of mastery of his art. His work has been exhibited in major art fairs in Venezuela, Miami and Mexico and included in important collections across the globe, including the USA, Greece, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and many more countries in Latin America. He is represented in Central Florida by Jai Gallery.

Vernissage: June 6, 2014 from 7-9pm
Please RSVP to Director: | 407.921.0693

Jai Gallery, 47 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: 1+.321.216.1646 | Direct Cell: +1.407.921.0693 |
℗ Free parking in the rear (limited space) – Ample parking in the rear

Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon
Gallery Director

47 E Robinson St
Downtown Orlando, FL 32803
direct cell: 407-921-0693
gallery: 321-216-1646

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Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight: Harbor House of Central Florida


Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight:

Harbor House of Central Florida

By John Denton,   ORLANDO – It’s one thing to provide shelter and assistance to those the most in need – something that Harbor House of Central Florida does well. But it’s tackling the monumental challenge of breaking the cycle of violence where the nonprofit organization actually makes the biggest difference in the lives of families throughout Central Florida. Continue reading