Orlando, Fla. - Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris will partner with Magic teammate Maurice Harkless, the Magic and Amway Corporation to distribute Thanksgiving meals to preselected families from the Rosemont and Parramore communities on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rosemont Community Center at 4872 Rose Bay Dr., Orlando, 32808.
The group will provide 450 Thanksgiving meals to underserved families in the Central Florida community. Harris is joining the Magic and Amway Corporation in sponsoring the meals for the families.
"I've been extremely blessed," said Harris. "It's always been a priority for me to give back to families who are in need."
The meal includes a turkey and all the trimmings - stuffing, turkey gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, dessert, etc. The event will also feature a family photo station for the families to have a keepsake from the event.
As a partner of the Magic, Amway has teamed up with the organization consistently over the years to give back to the local community.
"Amway plays a role in helping the communities in which we operate all over the world, and are delighted to be part of the Thanksgiving celebration as part of our commitment to Orlando," said David Madiol, Amway community relations manager.
Amway has supported back-to-school supply drives, a KaBOOM! neighborhood playground build and Boys and Girls Club community gardens in partnership with the Orlando Magic. Amway's involvement in this event is part of the Amway One by One Campaign for Children, which has bettered the lives of 10 million children over the last 10 years.
The Orlando Magic celebrates 25 years of Magic basketball both on and off the court. The Magic's commitment to Central Florida is celebrated in its Silver Season with 25 years of giving through more than $40 million donated to the local community by way of event sponsorships, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants over the years. Through a quarter century of giving, Magic community programs have impacted nearly two
million total youth along with more than 5,000 player and community ambassador appearances.
The Magic continues its quest to be champions on the court and in the community and looks toward a city that flourishes through a collaborative effort of the Magic's coaches, players, employees, partners, fans and Central Floridians.