Orlando Magic, Chase and Magic Guard Jameer Nelson Participate in “Day of Service” with Court Refurbishment at Mollie Ray Elementary
Orlando, Fla. (January 13, 2014) – The Magic and Chase will team-up in a “Day of Service” along with Magic guard Jameer Nelson, Magic Dancers, STUFF the Magic Mascot and Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw to unveil a refurbished basketball court at Mollie Ray Elementary (2000 Beecher Street, Orlando, 32808) on Saturday, January 18 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The restored court will benefit the children of the Pine Hills community who attend the school.
The Magic and Chase will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a mural painting service project around the newly refurbished court prior to the ribbon cutting. The Magic and Chase will work in concert with millions of other Americans across the country to honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking part in service projects throughout the weekend and on Monday, January 20. During the event, school students will also recite fragments from the works of Dr. King.
As Champion of the Community partners, the Magic and Chase have been working together on community projects that impact and benefit Central Florida. Together, they have refurbished four community sports facilities in the area including Mollie Ray Elementary with a goal of completing 10 total courts.
1:30 p.m. Magic and Chase volunteers along with Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw to participate in a mural painting service project around the newly refurbished court.
2:45 p.m. Magic guard Jameer Nelson, Magic and Chase representatives and Mollie Ray Elementary students participate in ribbon cutting ceremony.
3:10 p.m. Nelson, Anderson and Outlaw conduct a mini basketball clinic on the newly refurbished court with the youth.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and four million small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com and @Chase.
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