Via the Orlando Magic:
Dwight Howard was named the Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ at halftime of the Orlando Magic’s regular season finale Wednesday evening against the Indiana Pacers. At the close of each month this season, Aleve has highlighted the top hustle plays of the month in-game and has allowed Magic fans the opportunity to go online to OrlandoMagic.com to vote for the player they felt showed the most heart and hustle. Due to his constant commitment to playing every game with more excitement than the last, Howard was selected as the recipient of the 2010-11 Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ honor.
Howard accepted the award from Larry Bond with Bayer Healthcare, who represented Aleve, and Maria Brous with Publix Super Markets. In honor of Howard’s accomplishments, Bayer Healthcare is donating $5,000 to CECO – the Conductive Education Center of Orlando. CECO is also a 2011 grant recipient from the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund.