Magic to Honor Former Players as Part of Legends Nights
ORLANDO – As a part of the Orlando Magic’s 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor former Magic All-Star Tracy McGrady at the Magic’s November 1 home opening night matchup vs. the New Orleans Pelicans, tip-off set for 7 p.m.
In addition to being honored at center court, McGrady will also serve as a color commentator for a portion of FOX Sports Florida’s broadcast and be featured on Magic Drive Time radio show with host Dante Marchitelli on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
“Legends’ Nights” is an on-going program which will honor former players throughout the Magic’s Silver Season. In addition to the Magic’s “Legends Nights”, the 2013-14 season will feature the Silver Ticket Sweepstakes and Scratch Off Promotion, special appearances, game entertainment and other events throughout the season.
Tracy McGrady, a native of nearby Auburndale, played four seasons for the Magic after signing with the team as an up-and-coming player in 2000. He quickly developed into the most lethal scorer in the NBA. His 28.1-point regular-season scoring average is the highest in Magic history. In three trips to the playoffs with the Magic he averaged 33.8 ppg., 30.8 ppg. and 31.7 ppg. for a 32.0 ppg. average in 15 playoff games. A Magic history highlight was the franchise-best 62 points he scored against the Washington Wizards on March 10, 2004. The 25 years of Magic basketball have se
en great success for a relatively young franchise including five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), seven 50-plus win seasons and Eastern Conference titles in 1995 and 2009. In addition to its on-the-court success, the team gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Including more than $18 million distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994. Orlando Magic community relations programs annually impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while the OMYF-MFF has positively impacted more than 1 million children. The Magic Volunteer Program (MVP), an organizational staff-wide initiative, provides more than 6,000 community volunteer hours per year.
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.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.