Orlando Magic Continues 25th Anniversary Celebration, to Honor Nick Anderson on November 8

Orlando, Fla. (November 4, 2013) — In continuation of the Orlando Magic’s 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor the Magic’s first-ever draft pick, Nick Anderson, at the Magic’s November 8 matchup vs. the Boston Celtics, tip-off set for 7 p.m. The night will feature a center court presentation and pregame meet and greet with members of the military as part of Seats for Soldiers Night presented by Harris Corporation. Anderson will also join David Steele and Jeff Turner for a portion of FOX Sports Florida’s broadcast and be featured on Magic Drive Time radio show with host Dante Marchitelli on Thursday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. on 740 The Game. In addition, the first 2,500 fans will receive a collectible 8x10 photo featuring Anderson and Tobias Harris.

“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.

The Magic’s first-ever NBA Draft selection out of the University of Illinois (11th overall, 1989 NBA Draft), Anderson played 10 seasons for Orlando from 1989-99. In 692 career regular season games with the Magic, he averaged 15.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 2.8 apg. and 1.45 stlpg. Anderson ranks as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (692), field goals made (4,075), steals (1,004), field goals attempted (8,976), three-point field goals attempted (2,480). He also stands second on the Magic’s all-time list with 10,650 points and 22,440 minutes played.

The 25 years of Magic basketball have seen 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.