Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation to Host First Responder Night
Celebration to include a special suite reception for Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches
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 Sunday, March 17, when the Magic take on the Atlanta Hawks.
In its sixth 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 with all in-arena contests to feature a local first responder. The event also will include a special suite reception for residents of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches organization.
The Orlando Fire Department and Orlando Police Department will play an exhibition game before the Magic and Hawks tip-off. Harris will donate $3,500 to each department's charity of choice.
“First responders make great sacrifices to safeguard our communities, and we are honored to partner with the Magic to recognize and thank them for their dedicated service,” Harris Chairman, President and CEO Bill Brown said.
In addition, the Harris Hometown Hero will be recognized prior to Sunday’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, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence 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. Under the DeVos family’s ownership, 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, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) which serves at-risk youth, has distributed more than $24 million to local nonprofit community organizations over the last 29 years. The Magic’s other entities include the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, which began play in the 2017-18 season in nearby Lakeland, Fla.; the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, which serves as the affiliate to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning; and Magic Gaming competed in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League in 2018. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2019-20 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: 1,800 seats priced $20 or less and 8,000 seats priced $40 or less. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.
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