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Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic and Amway Help Families This Thanksgiving

2013 November 27
by Brian Serra
Tobias Harris and Kobe Bryant pose for a picture. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

Tobias Harris and Kobe Bryant pose for a picture. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris partnered with the Magic and Amway Corporation to distribute Thanksgiving meals to preselected families from the Rosemont and Parramore communities. The group provided 450 Thanksgiving meals to underserved families in the Central Florida community. Harris joined 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 included a turkey and all the trimmings – stuffing, turkey gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, dessert, etc. The event also featured a family photo station for the families to have a keepsake from the event.

Magic forward Tobias Harris “high-fives” one of the guests at the Rosemont Community Center as Amway Community Relations Manager David Madiol (right) and Commissioner Robert Stuart (left) assist Harris in the turkey distribution.  Harris joined Magic volunteers and Amway to distribute more than 450 Thanksgiving dinners to underprivileged families last week.  Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

Magic forward Tobias Harris “high-fives” one of the guests at the Rosemont Community Center as Amway Community Relations Manager David Madiol (right) and Commissioner Robert Stuart (left) assist Harris in the turkey distribution. Harris joined Magic volunteers and Amway to distribute more than 450 Thanksgiving dinners to underprivileged families last week. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

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 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. To learn more about the Magic’s community efforts, please visit www.orlandomagic.com/community.

Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw distributes pies and meets guests during the Magic and Amway’s Thanksgiving dinner distribution. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw distributes pies and meets guests during the Magic and Amway’s Thanksgiving dinner distribution. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

 

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