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-The OMYF Open to benefit the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation-

The Magic will host the 28th Annual OMYF Open Golf Tournament. The event is expected to have more than 200 golf participants, talent and celebrities. Following a competitive round on the links, participants will enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at the on-site Magic golf shop and an exclusive awards reception. Last year, the OMYF Open raised more than $215,000 for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

The OMYF is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at-risk, by supporting nonprofit organizations offering youth-based programs in the areas of education, housing/homelessness, health programs focused on preventing childhood obesity and the arts.

The Orlando Magic and the DeVos family are committed to making a difference in Central Florida. Each year, the Magic gives more than $2 million to Central Florida by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise and grants. At the heart of the Magic’s charitable efforts is the work done by the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

Over the last 28 years more than $23 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. The DeVos family’s investment in the OMYF covers all administrative costs which allows for 100 percent of all donations to go directly to the foundation to benefit children and families in need throughout Central Florida each year. The OMYF raises community dollars annually through donations, auctions and events such as the OMYF Open Golf Tournament and the upcoming inaugural Orlando Wine Festival and Auction scheduled for March 15-17, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

The debut of the Orlando Wine Festival and Auction, the Magic’s signature fundraiser for the OMYF, will include a wine festival, live and e-auctions and culminate with an Orlando Magic game. The weekend of events is set to feature exclusive vintner dinners, an outdoor festival featuring live music, live auction displays, local and celebrity chefs, wineries, and food pavilions, along with Magic players and coaches. Each guest will also receive an invitation to the OMYF grant ceremony, where all funds from the Orlando Wine Festival and Auction and the OMYF Open Golf Tournament will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations.

For more information on the OMYF, visit www.omyf.org or follow the OMYF on Twitter – @OMYF or Facebook /OrlandoMagicYouthFoundation.

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