Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation Host First Responders Night on Saturday
The Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation will honor emergency medical personnel, firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers during First Responder Night on Saturday, April 8, when the Magic take on the Indiana Pacers.
In its third year, First Responder Night is a way for the Magic and Harris to thank those who keep communities safe and secure. Participating first responders receive tickets to the game and will be celebrated throughout the evening. The event also will include a special pregame reception for residents of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches and members of the C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) organization.
Halftime will feature an exhibition by the finalists of the Guns n’ Hoses basketball tournament, an event that takes place earlier in the day and pit teams from area first-responder agencies against one another. Harris will donate $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, to the first and second-place teams to award to the charities of their choice.
“The Orlando Magic celebrate and thank all of our first responders for their sacrifice and service,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “We join with our partner Harris in a night to honor each of these brave men and women who support and protect our community.”
“Harris is proud to join the Magic to celebrate America’s extraordinary first responders and pay tribute to the work they do in keeping our communities safe,” Harris Chairman, President and CEO Bill Brown said. The company provides advanced communications technology used by first responders around the country.
In addition, the Harris Hometown Hero will be recognized prior to Saturday’s tip-off. The Harris Hometown Hero program recognizes a Central Florida first responder or member of the military prior to each home Magic game (emergency medical, fire, police and military). The Hometown Hero first responder receives four Ultimate Seats with access to Fields Ultimate Lounge and is recognized at center court before tipoff.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.
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. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing 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 and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, with major support from OMYF over the last 26 years, more than $21 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF) since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2015-16 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and 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 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.