Special Programs

The Orlando Magic has partnered with various organizations to offer the Central Florida youth a rewarding basketball experience. These special programs provide youth and their coaches a chance to improve their skills in fun, competitive settings while providing them with the exposure to inclusive, rewarding and unique programming.

Nike Game Growers

Did you know girls are 50% more likely to drop out of sports than boys, creating physical and social barriers that can last a lifetime? Nike Game Growers is an exclusive opportunity for 7th and 8th grade girls to raise their voices and tell Nike and the Orlando Magic what they need to do to get more girls excited about participating in sports.

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Special Needs Basketball Clinic

The Orlando Magic and Bounce Out the Stigma hosted an exclusive clinic for special needs youth. Bounce Out the Stigma, 2019 Jr. NBA Program of the Year, serves children and young adults with neurological and functional disorders, such as autism, epilepsy, ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome and Down syndrome. Participants enjoyed a basketball clinic with Orlando Magic talent and were able to take home an Orlando Magic branded basketball to further assist in developing their skills at home. More information about programming for Summer 2022 will follow.

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Her Time to Play

The WNBA and NBA recognize the valuable role sports can play in the development of young girls and the advancement of women as leaders in society. Her Time To Play (HTTP) is a national initiative that is dedicated to championing change on behalf of girls and women. The platform’s free curriculum pairs on-court training with off-court life skills lessons to build girls’ confidence, prepare them for the challenges of adolescence and teach values like teamwork.

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Coach of the Year

Making a Positive Impact, On and Off the Court

Each season, the Orlando Magic and the Jr. NBA team up to recognize outstanding youth basketball coaches in Central Florida through the Coach of the Year program. Our goal is to celebrate coaches who have an impact on their players on and off the court, while demonstrating integrity, character and leadership. Each year, the Orlando Magic will honor one local coach who embodies these characteristics and has made meaningful contributions to the community.

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Pick, Read & Roll

Through a special partnership between the Orlando Magic and Orange County Public Schools, Pick, Read & Roll is designed to encourage young students to read more books and improve their reading skills. The annual program measures fourth graders’ reading improvement and rewards top students with unique recognition and on-court experiences during a special event at Amway Center. In 2019, the participating Title 1 schools achieved a 30 percent increase in their reading scores and surpassed the average score increase of other schools.

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