Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Golf Tournament

Here is the official word from the Orlando Magic:

**The 21st Annual OMYF Open to benefit the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation**

WHO: Orlando Magic staff, talent and celebrities

WHAT: OMYF Open, benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation

The Magic will host the 21st Annual OMYF Open Golf Tournament. The event is expected to have more than 200 golf participants, along with one-of-a-kind Magic auction items and an awards luncheon.

Over the last 21 years, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation has raised community dollars resulting in more than $16 million distributed to local non-profit community agencies serving at-risk youth through programs focusing on education, arts and reducing childhood obesity. In 1994, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation partnered with the McCormick Foundation to establish the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF). Proceeds from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation fundraising efforts go to the Fund and are matched at fifty cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation.

The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises community dollars annually through donations, auctions and events such as the Black Tie and Tennies Gala and the OMYF Golf Tournament with matching funds provided by the McCormick Foundation. In 2011, the OMYF-MFF presented checks totaling $1 million to 19 non-profit organizations from three counties in Central Florida and will award scholarships totaling $30,000.

WHERE: Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses

1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive

Lake Buena Vista, 32830

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011

8:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start

TO REGISTER: Spots Available, Foursomes can register at www.omyfopen.org

BENEFITING: The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF)

The OMYF is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at-risk, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN 1080’s Magic Insider (http://espn1080.com) and is the co-host of the ESPN1080.com Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here).

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