Orlando Magic to Honor Local Youth at Game on Friday, October 25 as First “Magic Maker”


Orlando Magic to Honor Local Youth at Game on Friday, October 25 as First “Magic Maker”-Team to bring 25 youth/families to games throughout season as part of the

25 Magic Makers Program in celebration of the team’s 25th anniversary-

Orlando, Fla. (October 25, 2013) –In celebration of the Magic’s 25th anniversary and as part of the NBA Cares Week of Service, the Magic will host the Dominguez family as the first Magic Makers at the Magic vs. Pelican’s contest on Fri., Oct. 25 (tip-off set for 7 p.m.).  The family will be treated to a VIP experience starting at 5:45 p.m. including courtside seats, a personalized jersey, meet/greet with a Magic player and Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw

Throughout the season, the Magic will be selecting 25 local youth to attend games as that night’s Magic Makers.  The selection will be based on a child who has had or is suffering from any medical condition which may be considered life threatening or suffering from the loss of an immediate family member.  The child and their family will be treated to a VIP Magic experience.

The first Magic Maker attending Friday’s game is Caleb Dominguez (age 10).  Dominguez was born with cerebral palsy and suffers from a seizure disorder since the age of two.  He is in a wheelchair but learning to walk using a walker.  Dominguez is a huge basketball fan, loves the Magic and has dreamed of going to a game to “play ball with them.”  The Magic will make his wish come true on Friday night hosting Caleb along with his parents, Marco and Angela Dominguez.

Fans can recommend or nominate a deserving Magic Maker by visiting orlandomagic.com/community and clicking on ‘magic makers.’

The Magic will celebrate 25 years in the community with several programs and events throughout its Silver Season.  The programs include Magic Makers, Share the Magic Ticket Program, Educator of the Year, Baskets for Books, Back to School Bash and Seats for Soldiers Night along with reading and learning center builds, court refurbishments, autograph sessions and holiday outreach activities.

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. The Magic, celebrating its 25th anniversary Silver Season, has seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing 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 nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2013-14 Silver Season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and 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 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.comor call 407-89-MAGIC.


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