Via the Orlando Magic:
On Saturday, March 20, the Orlando Magic held their 20th annual Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala at the JW Marriott-Orlando Grande Lakes. Through the Orlando Magic and the McCormick Foundation match, the event raised over $400,000 for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF). Magic players, coaches, talent and fans participated in an evening of games, silent and live auctions, dinner and awards.
OMYF is committed to helping children throughout Central Florida, especially those most at-risk, reach their full potential by supporting non-profit agencies with programs that empower families and change lives.
OMYF, founded in 1988, became a fund of the McCormick Foundation in 1994. OMYF is supported through a team effort by Magic players, coaches, staff and the DeVos Family, in partnership with season ticket holders, corporate partners, fans, the community and the matching funds provided by the McCormick Foundation. Through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, nearly $15 million has been granted to local non-profit organizations.