Rich DeVos & Bob Vander Weide on Behalf of the Entire DeVos Family

July 27, 2007, 11:36 a.m.

"When our family came to Orlando 16 years ago we said the real owners of the Magic would always be the people of Central Florida and that we are simply the team's caretakers."

"We are happy that we were able to reach an agreement that is a great step forward for our organization, downtown Orlando, and all of Orange County."

"But more than that we are proud that we were able to reach an agreement that reflects our values - contributing to an historic effort downtown and one which provides new places for Orange County youth to laugh, learn and play."

"This wouldn't have been possible without the leadership and vision of Mayor Rich Crotty and Mayor Buddy Dyer, the County and City Commissions, the tourism and hospitality industry, and the entire business community."

"Our community came together in true team fashion and we are looking forward to an exciting future."