-The award is part of the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Awards Program-
Orlando, Fla. (April 18, 2013) — On Thursday, April 18 the Orlando Magic was awarded with the Downtown Orlando Partnership 2012 “Award of Excellence” as part of the Golden Brick Awards for NBA All-Star Weekend. The Magic were recognized for their work with the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Amway Center, serving as host to the February 2012 event. The awards are given to projects which affected the Downtown Development District.
The Golden Brick Awards recognize outstanding contributions to downtown that demonstrate excellence and achievement. For over two decades, these awards have been distributed for projects which affect the Downtown Development District.
The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend, the league’s signature event, generated a nearly $100 million economic impact for Orlando. All-Star festivities provided exposure to Central Florida as the game and events reached fans through broadcast partners in 215 countries and territories in more than 44 languages; more than 1,800 media covered the events, including 336 international reporters with 150,000 guests filling up 30,000 hotel room nights breathing life into downtown Orlando and surrounding areas.
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 23 years more than $18 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and 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.