ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite the league being dangerously close to losing the upcoming season due to the lockout, the NBA’s Orlando Magic hosted their 21st annual charity golf tournament and raised nearly $200,000.
Over 200 golfers, including Magic staff, talent, and other celebrities, gave back to the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF), which will donate the funds raised to Central Florida non-profit organizations that specialize in bettering the lives of children.
The OMYF has given $16 million back to communities in Central Florida along with their charitable partner, the McCormick Foundation, since 1994. In 2011 alone, the OMYF-MFF gave $1 million back to the community through nineteen different non-profit foundations, and will award $30,000 in scholarships.
Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and the rest of his coaching staff were on hand for the event, finding themselves with a lot of spare time on their hands with the cancellation of training camp and the preseason. But despite the NBA’s work stoppage, Van Gundy says he’s proud the Magic have found a way to give back.
“I’m really proud to be a part of the Orlando Magic because they are committed to not only getting the job done on the court, but also in the community through the OMYF,” he said. “It’s just a fantastic organization working to help others.”
For their continued efforts in the community, we award the Orlando Magic with a Gold Star and thank them for their service.
- For more information, please visit: http://www.nba.com/magic/omyf.html
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