Via the Orlando Magic:
Minority-owned companies in Central Florida were awarded $5 million in contracts for work on the five new Orange County Orlando Magic Recreation Centers. All five centers are now complete.
“The Orlando Magic recognizes the importance and long-term benefits of utilizing local minority and women business enterprises,” said Orlando Magic President Alex Martins. “From the outset of the community venues process we, along with our construction partners, have worked diligently to provide opportunities for local citizens and businesses.”
Nearly 30 percent of the work on the community gyms went to local minority and women business enterprises. This includes 48 subcontracts awarded to minority and women-owned businesses. A total of 12 African-American, 12 Hispanic-American, 10 Asian-American and 14 women-owned companies earned contracts. The Orange County Orlando Magic Recreation Centers include a 25,300 square foot building at each of the five locations.
The community gyms were donated and built by the DeVos family and Orlando Magic. Champions of the Community partners Disney Parks, GEICO, PepsiCo, AirTran Airways, Florida Hospital and Harris Corporation supported the project. Orange County operates and maintains the centers.