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Orlando Magic and Florida Blue Team Up to Build Healthy Minds with a New Reading Corner
As a part of the Orlando Magic’s commitment to literacy and education, the team, in partnership with Florida Blue, unveiled its 26th reading corner at Dream Big Preschool Learning. Children’s furniture, a bookcase and Orlando Magic décor we donated to the preschool. All of the books were donated by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The Orlando Magic and Quill.com Teamed Up to Refurbish Computer Lab at Local Community Center
The Magic and Quill.com partnered to refurbish the computer lab at the James R. Smith Community Center, providing technology for 19 computer stations, new desks and Magic decor in a facility that is used by 100 students ranging in ages from 6-18 daily.
Orlando Magic Hosted Magic Fit Fun Day for Local Students
Aaron Gordon and Devyn Marble got a chance to be an inspiration to kids by showing what it takes to excel in sports and live a healthy lifestyle. They joined Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw and other volunteers in a Magic FIT Fun Day at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary.
The Orlando Magic and Chase Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service Project and
Recognition of Youth Humanitarian Award Winners
The Magic and Chase unveiled a newly refurbished court at Palmetto Elementary School. The two also surprised the school with $5,000 worth of physical education equipment. It is the fifth community sports facility that has been revamped through this partnership.
Orlando Magic and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn Support Blessings in a Backpack Program at Nap Ford Community School
The Magic coach, along with Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, stuffed backpacks with healthy snacks such as cereal, fruit and soup for students at the Nap Ford Community School. The idea is for kids to have enough food to last them through the weekend.
Magic Brightens Young Girl’s Holiday Through Magic Maker Program
Jenna Rogers and her family were invited to attend an Orlando Magic game and were treated to a VIP experience that included receiving a personalized Orlando Magic jersey, meeting Nikola Vucevic and Community Ambassadors Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson, and enjoying the game courtside.
The Magic’s ‘Big Give’ Provides Surprises for One Local Family this Holiday
The Magic were joined by Walt Disney World Resort, Amway, Papa John’s, PepsiCo., Chase and Marriott Vacation Club to give the Duppins a night they will cherish forever.
The Orlando Magic Players and Coaches Make the Holidays Special for 21 Homeless Families
The Magic were able to defy the expectations of many this past weekend when they hosted 21 local families from the Seminole County “Families in Transition” Program and the Osceola County School District.
Vucevic, Payton and Oladipo Team Up with pepsico. For a Holiday Shopping Spree with Local Youth
100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida received $100 Walmart gift cards courtesy of pepsico. Payton, Vucevic and Oladipo along with Magic and pepsico. volunteer staff members took the Boys and Girls Clubs members shopping.
The Orlando Magic Deliver Big Smiles to Kids at Florida Hospital for Children
In what has become one of the best traditions of the holiday season, a Magic traveling party that included Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Outlaw, the Magic Dancers and STUFF the mascot visited with dozens of sick children at Florida Hospital for Children
Orlando Magic celebrates Thanksgiving at Coalition for the Homeless for 22nd year
In what has become a heart-warming 22-year tradition that reflects “the core of who we are as an organization and what we’re all about,” the Orlando Magic teamed with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida on Thursday to put warm food in bellies and smiles on kids’ faces.
Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic and Amway Celebrate Thanksgiving
For a second straight holiday season, Tobias Harris partnered with the Magic and Amway Corporation to distribute Thanksgiving meals to preselected families from the Rosemont, Parramore and Englewood communities at the Rosemont Community Center.
Seats for Soldiers night
For 11 straight years, the Magic and Harris Corporation have hosted Seats for Soldiers Night to acknowledge the heroes of this country. More than 2,000 military members and their families attended the game and nearly all participated in a variety of activities and observances throughout the night.
Hoops for Troops: Christian Service Center
In partnership with the NBA and the Department of Defense, the Orlando Magic hosted the Hoops for Troops “Commitment to Service” Volunteer Initiative. Magic staff, Community Ambassadors and local military members volunteered to clean the food pantry at the Christian Service Center.
Local teen honored at home opener as part of the Magic Maker program
D’Angelo Robertson and his friends were treated to a VIP experience that included meeting Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw, sitting courtside pregame, enjoying the game from a suite and receiving a personalized Orlando Magic jersey.
Habitat for Humanity: Key Dedication Ceremony
As part of the NBA Cares Week of Service, the Orlando Magic and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando made one family's wish come true when they were handed the keys to a brand new home. This was the sixth home the Magic built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Hoops for Troops: NBA Cares Week of Service
The Magic are partnering with the Department of Defense and the NBA for the “Hoops for Troops, Commitment to Service” program. Three players, community ambassadors and Magic employees worked to assist The Mustard Seed in sorting items that will eventually go to families that need essentials for everyday life.
Gordon Shows His “Love” for the Magic’s Hoops for Hunger Program
Ben Gordon, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw and Christian Service Center Executive Director Robert Stuart spent time stocking “The Love Pantry” at Hungerford Elementary with food and hygiene essentials for local families in need.
Magic and Oladipo Assist New Image Youth Center
The Orlando Magic and Magic guard Victor Oladipo surprised members of the youth center with all new equipment to replace goods that were stolen during a break-in. The grief and distress felt during the prior 72 hours suddenly transformed into feelings of gratefulness and exultation.
Tobias Harris Makes $50K Donation to Orange County Public Schools
Harris, who has been one of the Magic’s most community-minded players since coming to Orlando more than 18 months ago, said that the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of school children was humbling to him.
In an effort to promote health and wellness among youth, the Orlando Magic along with Magic rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton tipped off the MAGIC FIT program with the MAGIC FIT Draft Combine.
NBA Dream Big Event
In celebration of Black History Month, the Orlando Magic visited Evans High School to promote the NBA’s Dream BIG School Curriculum featuring African American history presented by EverFI.
Baskets for Books
In an effort to develop lifelong learners through literacy and education the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue, along with Magic players E’Twaun Moore and Maurice Harkless, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, and Florida Blue Chairman and CEO Pat Geraghty, held a “story time” with approximately 40 local youth from Hands On Learning Academy at the Florida Blue Center in Winter Park.
Coach Profit Meet & Greet
A group of 30 kids from “Young Men of Excellence” had the opportunity to meet Orlando Magic Assistant Coach Laron Profit during pregame. They were given this opportunity through a ticket donation from Coach Profit as part of the Orlando Magic “Share the Magic” Player Ticket Program. The kids wore t-shirts labeling them as "Profit’s Dream Chasers."
Mollie Ray Elementary Court Refurbishment
Jameer Nelson has been a part of many community events throughout his 10 years with the Orlando Magic and it was another vitalizing day when he joined Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, Magic Dancers and other volunteers from the Magic and Chase in a court refurbishment and basketball clinic outside Mollie Ray Elementary School in the Pine Hills community of Orlando.