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Orlando MagicOn December 25th, Christmas Day, the Orlando Magic will team up with Warner Brothers and DC Comics to celebrate the holiday. When the Orlando Magic will face the Boston Celtics at 2:30 p.m. at Amway Arena, every single fan will receive the “super” Christmas present of a one-of-a-kind Dwight Howard t-shirt with a Superman cape. In addition to free t-shirts, all fans will receive Candy Cane Thuderstix.

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00

NBA Going Green Week 2009

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NBA Going Green

For Leagues's First-Ever Green Week - Magic to Hold In-Game Activities and Works Toward Carbon Neutrality

Orlando, Fla., April 1, 2009 - The Orlando Magic announced today their participation in the inaugural National Basketball Association (NBA) Green Week 2009 which tips-off on April 2 and runs through April 10. The NBA will partner with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on its efforts.

Thursday, 05 February 2009 23:00

Orlando Magic Youth Fund

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Orlando Magic Youth Fund Check Presentation Group ShotOVER $750,000 DISTRIBUTED THROUGH ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FUND TO CENTRAL FLORIDA

Orlando, FL (February 11, 2009)  – The Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF), a fund of the McCormick Foundation, presented checks to 26 of this year’s 27 grantee organizations from nine counties in Central Florida (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Lake, Polk and Sumter) at halftime of the Wednesday, February 11 game vs. the Denver Nuggets (tip-off at 7:00 p.m.).  With funds raised by the OMYF, and the match provided by the McCormick  Foundation, a total of $751,000 in grants and scholarships were distributed to the community this month through OMYF.

The beneficiaries were recommended by the OMYF “VIP” Committee and then approved by the McCormick Foundation’s Board of Directors after an extensive five-phase process which began in July of 2008.

Thursday, 05 February 2009 23:00

Orlando Magic Contest

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Orlando MagicOrlando Magic Partners with the Island of Guadeloupe for Promotion - Grand prize winner will win a visit to the Guadeloupe Islands with Mickael Pietrus

Orlando, FL (February 12, 2009)  – The Orlando Magic has partnered with the Islands of Guadeloupe for a unique, 10-week promotion where four lucky Magic fans will have the opportunity to visit the islands with Mickael Pietrus as their host. The online contest, which runs from February 11-April 16, 2009, will award a grand prize of a five-day, four-night trip for four people to the Guadeloupe Islands and includes airfare from Orlando, hotel accommodations and transportation to and from the airport.

From now through the end of the regular season, fans will be given facts about Pietrus’ home country at Magic home games as well as online at www.orlandomagic.com. Each person can answer three questions once a week online based off of these facts for a total of up to 10 possible entries per person, with the winner being announced shortly after the conclusion of the promotion.

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Monday, 02 February 2009 20:10

NBA Coaches of the Month

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NBAOrlando's Stan Van Gundy and Minnesota's Kevin Michael named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin McHale today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.

Van Gundy guided the Magic to the best winning percentage for Eastern Conference teams in January (.769) by virtue of its 10-3 mark for the month. Orlando bested the Spurs, Lakers and Nuggets on the road as well as the Cavaliers at home. The victories in San Antonio and Los Angeles helped Orlando to record its first season-series sweeps in franchise history over those teams. Orlando outscored its January opponents by 10.2 ppg.

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Playstation Skills Challenge 2009Orlando's Jameer Nelson set to Compete in Playstation® Skills Challenge New Jersey’s Harris, Orlando’s Nelson, San Antonio’s Parker and Chicago’s Rose to Vie for Title

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – A new PlayStation® Skills Challenge champion will be crowned as the New Jersey Nets’ Devin Harris, the Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson, the San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose will take the floor on Feb. 14, as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at US Airways Center in Phoenix.

The PlayStation® Skills Challenge was introduced at NBA All-Star 2003 in Atlanta and consists of four players competing in a two-round timed “obstacle course” consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting stations. All players must observe basic NBA ball-handling rules while completing the course. The two players with the fastest times from the first round advance to the finals with the order of competition determined by inverse order of the first round times. At the discretion of the referee, television instant replay may be consulted for clarification of rules compliance.