Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala Raises $505,000 for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
The 22nd Annual OMYF Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala presented raised $505,000 for the Central Florida community. Photo taken by Tony Firriolo.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
More than $500,000 was raised at the annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation's Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala.
The 22nd Annual OMYF Black Tie and Tennis Charity Gala was held March 24 at the Amway Center with more than 700 guests enjoying silent and live auctions, gourmet food, activities and interaction with Magic players, coaches and executives. The event is also noted for its dress code, formal wear and tennis shoes.
The announcement of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award was presented at the gala, and this year the co-winners of the award were Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard and Magic guard J.J. Redick for the efforts off the court and in the Central Florida community.
Both Howard and Redick will each receive $50,000 from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation to donate to the charities of their choice.
The OMYF is dedicated to nourishing the minds and bodies of children through educational and arts programs to health programs focused on preventing childhood obesity.