*The Magic, Dixon Ticonderoga, and the Glen Davis Foundation will surprise each youth with a supply-filled backpack*
Orlando, Fla.— To tip-off the school year for local students, the Orlando Magic will host a Back to School Bash at the Downtown Recreation Complex (649 W. Livingston St., Orlando, 32801) on Tuesday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for more than 300 youth from the Parramore Kidz Zone. As part of the back to school efforts, the team will provide lunch, and surprise every youth with supply-filled backpacks as well as provide free haircuts courtesy of the Paul Mitchell School and Hairvolution. Other activities for the PKZ youth feature inflatables, rock walls, video game truck, laser tag, water relay games and more. The day will also include appearances by Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw. The backpacks and school supplies are courtesy of the Magic, Dixon Ticonderoga, the Glen Davis Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, PepsiCo, Amway, McDonald’s and Florida Blue. Additional event contributions are provided by Fox Sports Florida, Power 95.3 and Florida Hospital.
The Magic, Dixon Ticonderoga and Glen Davis’ other back to school efforts include a donation of 1,500 additional supply-filled backpacks, benefiting students currently enrolled at the City of Orlando community centers and Orange County community gyms.
Back to School Bash Media Opportunities: 9:00 a.m. Magic VP Community Relations/Government Affairs Linda Landman Gonzalez and Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw to address kids
9:10 a.m. Activities/Games begin in gym and outdoors · Game room · Water balloon toss · Laser tag · Face painting/balloon art (gym) · Video game truck (outdoors) · Obstacle Course Inflatable (gym) · Moon Bounce Inflatable · Magic RV Game Station · Walking Water Bubbles · Rock Wall · Magic Character Relay · Haircuts by Paul Mitchell (Teen Shack)
11:30 a.m. Lunch
11:45 a.m. Anderson, Outlaw to surprise students with backpacks
**Event is not open to the public, students have been preselected. Media are invited to film/photograph.
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. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won 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 22 years more than $17 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the 2012-13 season in the Amway Center, 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 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on towww.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.