FanDuel Joins the Magic as a Champions of the Community Sponsor
Aug. 19, 2014
ORLANDO -- FanDuel, the leader in one-day fantasy sports, has joined the Orlando Magic as a “Champions of the Community (COTC)” sponsor.
COTC sponsors seek opportunities to work with the Magic on outreach initiatives that benefit the local community. FanDuel joins Walt Disney World, GEICO, Florida Hospital, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Harris and Chase as Champions of the Community.
“We are honored to have FanDuel join our family,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “This is yet another example of an innovative company showing its commitment to the Magic. We believe this sponsorship will be mutually beneficial and will provide the opportunity for FanDuel to deliver a direct, positive and engaging message to our fan base and beyond. Through this new agreement, together we will also seek opportunities for local outreach.”
FanDuel’s mission is to transform sports with one-day, fantasy sports games. Founded in 2009, FanDuel offers an unrivaled game selection, fast game play and cash prizes across both web and mobile devices. FanDuel uses the same format as any other season-long fantasy game, the only difference is games last one day or one week with winnings paid out immediately after the game's end.
“One-day fantasy basketball is an exploding category for us," said FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles. "This partnership helps us not only build out the FanDuel brand, but also ensures that we can start to give back to the community in a much bigger way than we’ve been able to do before. We are very excited to be working with Magic on this and feel they are a natural fit for us."
Customers will experience the FanDuel brand at the Amway Center. FanDuel will receive prominent exposure at the venue, including on-the-court exposure. FanDuel will also sponsor the North Club Bar at the Amway Center, where fans will be able to get up-to-date stats on their favorite players, as well as the Orlando Magic’s Mobile App.
FanDuel is transforming the world of fantasy sports with one-day leagues for real money. Since 2009 FanDuel has taken the one-day fantasy concept from launch to paying out over $10 million in prizes every week, and growing. League buy-ins start at $1 and go up to $500+ and users can win from $2 to thousands of dollars every day. Based in New York City with an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, FanDuel is venture backed and has raised $18 million in funding to date from investors including Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital. For more information, visit www.fanduel.com or download the iPhone app in the Appstore.
About the Orlando Magic
Orlando's NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic's mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 24 years more than $18.8 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2014-15 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 OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.