Orlando Magic Teams Up with Chase and Building Homes for Heroes for a Special Home Award


Orlando_magic_logoThe family will receive other surprises during the April 11 Magic game

As part of the Orlando Magic’s fan appreciation weekend activities, the Magic is joining Chase and Building Homes for Heroes to honor Army Sergeant Alan Wyrwa and his wife, Erika along with their two daughters, at the April 11 Magic vs. Knicks matchup (tip off set for 7 p.m.). Building Homes for Heroes recently awarded the family a new, mortgage-free home, provided by Chase. During a special presentation, the Wyrwa family will be recognized on the court for their military service and their new mortgage free home in Kissimmee, Fla. they were recently awarded, courtesy of Chase, along with some special surprises.  

In addition to the Magic hosting them at the game in a suite, along with luxury car service to and from the game and a private dining experience in Fields Ultimate Lounge, they will be presented with four Disney Park Hopper passes, a two-night Marriott Vacation Club stay, a 40-inch television, bikes for the girls and a $1,500 check for home furnishings.

Building Homes for Heroes is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006. Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.  The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. The mortgage-free homes to the nation’s veterans and military families around the country is made possible through partners like Chase—a Champion of the Community Partner for the Magic.

Army Sergeant Alan Wyrwa, Veteran Home Recipient Bio:

Army Sergeant Alan Wyrwa grew up in North Carolina, and joined the Army in 2001.

During multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Wyrwa faced constant firefights, IED explosions, and, in one situation had his vehicle roll over as the result of an IED.  Due to pain that he could no longer endure, Wyrwa was unable to continue defending, securing, and assisting with his unit.  He served five tours in war zones before being honorably-discharged in 2013.  Sergeant Wyrwa is a decorated soldier having received numerous awards and medal throughout his military career.

It was during his time in the military that Wyrwa met his wife Erika at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.  Wyrwa, who is currently attending business school, and Erika would like to one day open their own business.

Sergeant Wyrwa, his wife Erika, and their two daughters, reside in Kissimmee in their new home.