It’s frustrating to be an Orlando Magic fan today. It’s difficult because last night the country watched Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tell the world they are not going down without a fight as they built a 22-point lead in the first quarter.
I am a witness. Although I may carry a philosophical disagreement with Nike’s efforts to contribute further to Lebron James’ messianic complex, (See billboards with James stretching his arms wide, as if he were on a cross, under the words “We are all witnesses”) I have to admit that on Friday night I was a witness to something supernatural.
Julia Young is May’s Fifth Third Bank Orlando Magic Marker and will be honored during the May 10th game vs. Boston for her extraordinary service to Central Florida. She will be recognized for her commitment to Page 15, a nonprofit literacy arts program. As part of her recognition, Young will select a charitable organization to receive a $500 check from Fifth Third Bank.
Ace Hardware, in conjunction with the Orlando Magic, will honor one Magic player each month during the 2008-09 season as the Ace Hardware “Helpful Player of the Month.” Each selection will be based on their dedication to the Central Florida community and will exemplify Ace’s vision as “The Helpful Place.” Dwight Howard has been name the Ace Hardware “Helpful Player of the Month” for his willingness to give back to the Central Florida community.