As part of NBA Cares Week, the Orlando Magic will participate in two community service projects with the Christian Service Center (808 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, 32805) on Monday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication (Stag Horn Villas, 2471 Pillar Coral Dr., Villa 100, Orlando, 32808) on Friday, October 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. NBA Cares Week events are being led by players, legends, coaches, and executives in an effort to give back to the community in the areas of education, health and wellness and hands-on service.
Orlando Magic Community Ambassador Nick Anderson, Magic players’ wives Imani Nelson and Miya Richardson and Magic staff will visit the Christian Service Center on Monday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to serve meals to those in need through the Daily Bread program. The Daily Bread program was established with a goal that no person in Central Florida struggle with hunger. Through Daily Bread, anyone who is hungry can eat for free, no questions asked. Daily Bread provides a nourishing noon-time meal for families and individuals who are hungry six days every week at no cost to the consumer.
To round out the week, the Magic has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity for a home dedication on Friday, October 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Stag Horn Villas. During the dedication, they will hand over the keys to single mother, Tessaye Wright and her six-year-old son Raphael for their new home as well as Djenane Villain and her two sons. Habitat is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income, hard-working families through the American dream of home ownership. This marks the fourth home the Magic has sponsored and over 300 staff service hours have been committed to construction of the homes through the Magic Volunteer Program (MVP).
Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $205 million to charity, completed more than 2.1 million hours of community service, and created more than 750 placeswhere kids and families can live, learn or play.
About the Orlando Magic
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 22 years more than $17 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the 2012-13 season in the Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.