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Magic Continue Back to School Efforts with Hoops for Health Challenge

2014 August 7
by Adam Papageorgiou


As part of the Orlando Magic’s Back to School efforts and getting local youth ready to start the school year, the Orlando Magic on Thursday are hosting the Hoops for Health Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare for approximately 800 youth from Orange County Parks and Recreation Summer Program at Barnett Park & Gym (4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, 32808) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event is not open to the public, the participants have been previously selected.

The event will be broken down into health and wellness activity stations in which young people will participate throughout the day. Activities for the kids include a basketball clinic, a dance clinic, video game trucks, inflatables, obstacle courses and water games. Levy Restaurants will teach the kids about healthy eating habits and how to prepare healthy snacks. Levy will also provide those in attendance with a healthy lunch, and at the end of the day will host a farmer’s market for young people to fill bags with fruits and vegetables to take home with them.

Participating children will be divided into six teams and rotate through multiple activity stations throughout the day. Activity stations include: an Orlando Magic basketball clinic presented by UnitedHealthcare, a dance clinic, Nutrition & Healthy Eating session presented by Levy Restaurants, water activities, and inflatables.

Event Schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 9:50 – 10:20 a.m.

Activity Stations: 10:30 – Noon

Lunch provided by Levy Restaurants: Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Activity Stations: 12:40 – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony & Farmer’s Market: 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Throughout the year, the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare have partnered to engage Central Florida youth in approximately 53,000 hours of healthy, physical activity.


Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek


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