August 25, 2017
LAKELAND, FL – The Lakeland Magic, the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, have announced the open tryout date for the 2017-18 season which will be held on Sat., Sept. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Polk State College (999 Avenue H N.E., Winter Haven, 33881). Local player tryouts provide athletes the chance to showcase their skills in front of Lakeland Magic coaches and staff.
Pre-registration for tryouts is open now until Sept. 20 at www.lakelandmagic.com. All required registration and release forms, along with a $150 non-refundable fee, must be completed in order to be considered. Payments may be made through credit card, cash, cashier’s checks or money orders.
Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and tryouts are limited to 100 participants. All participants must meet the NBA G League eligibility requirement. Walkup registration is subject to availability and a $200 non-refundable fee.
For registration and additional questions regarding the tryout, please contact the Lakeland Magic by calling 863.825.3258 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts are for registered applicants only and closed to the public. Media is invited to cover both tryouts and scrimmage. Media interested in covering must request credentials in advance by contacting Ashley Foss, Lakeland Magic director of marketing & communications, at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) which serves at-risk youth, has distributed more than $22 million to local nonprofit community organizations over the last 27 years. The Magic’s other entities include the team’s newly acquired NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, which begins play in the 2017-18 season in nearby Lakeland, Fla.; the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, which serves as the affiliate to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the AHL; and will compete in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K esports league in 2018. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2017-18 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to orlandomagic.com or call 407.89.MAGIC.
ABOUT THE LAKELAND MAGIC
On December 14, 2016, the Orlando Magic and the NBA G League announced that the Magic purchased the Erie BayHawks with plans to relocate the team to Lakeland, Fla. and begin play during the 2017-18 season. With the purchase, the Magic became the 17th NBA team to own and operate their NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic. The franchise will play its 24 home games at the RP Funding Center. The Lakeland Magic season is made up of 50 regular season games plus a postseason and runs from November to April. Season ticket deposits for the 2017-18 season are now being accepted by calling 863.825.3258 or logging on to lakelandmagic.com.