On Thursday, the Orlando Magic will host a select group of children from the Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ), BETA Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and Boys & Girls Clubs of Eatonville, for an advanced showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The event, will include appearances by Magic center Dewayne Dedmon, former player and current Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw and Stuff the Magic’s Mascot. The children will be treated to the movie, popcorn and snacks, along with a Magic goody bag following the conclusion of the movie.
The event is not open to the public, and the children have been preselected.
This continues a long line of events that the Magic are doing to help get children excited for the start of the school year. This event is on the heels of organizations back to school celebration over the weekend. During that even, the team, along with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District Five Commissioner Regina Hall handed out backpacks full of school supplies to the children of the Parramore community. Pepsi also donated Aquafina water to the youth, and the Amway corporation donated toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste and liquid hand soap.
These are just a few examples of the many events the Magic host throughout the year to continue to better the community. The Magic, along with the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, continue to strive to do whatever they can to better the Orlando community. Along with the events outlined above, rookies Elfird Payton and Aaron Gordon hosted an NBA Fit event last month for 200 children in the Orlando area. During the event, the children were put through an “NBA Combine” and had classes about continuing to stay active and eat healthy.