The RDV Sports Family
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. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won 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, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually.
In addition, over the last 22 years more than $17 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth.
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The RDV Sportsplex, a joint venture between RDV Sports, Inc. and Florida Hospital, is a trend-setting destination for sports and wellness. It is a multi-faceted, public/private facility unmatched in the world. With activities and services available to both club members and non-club members, the facility includes an athletic club, tennis center, ice rinks, cafe and concessions, pro shops, salon & spa, Kids' Stuff member daycare facility, and a medical complex. Situated on 21 acres in Orange County, Florida, the 365,000-square-foot RDV Sportsplex opened in February 1998.
RDV Sportsplex provides comprehensive learning and training for all ages and skill levels. The goal is to serve all levels of performance and ability from novice to the professional athlete - all with access to the same skilled staff. RDV Sportsplex's commitment extends beyond physical fitness to health and wellness. Reinforcing the athletic club are medical facilities that include pediatrics, corporate and international health, orthopaedics, and a dentist. Providing total care for families and individuals is the most important service.
The DeVos Family
The DeVos Family
The DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic in September of 1991. At that time, family head Rich DeVos stated that the DeVos family is simply the team’s current caretaker, making it clear that the real owners of the NBA franchise would continue to be the Central Florida community and the loyal Magic fans. Since purchasing the team, the franchise has won five division championships (Atlantic Division: 1994-95, 1995-96; Southeast Division: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10), two Eastern Conference titles (1994-95, 2008-09) and had seven 50-win seasons, including a franchise-record 60 victories in 1995-96. The Magic have advanced to the playoffs 13 times and finished with a .500 record or better in 15 of the last 19 seasons.
The acquisition and operation of the Magic is a family affair involving Rich, his wife, Helen, and their four children and spouses: Dick and Betsy DeVos, Dan and Pamella DeVos, Cheri DeVos Vander Weide, and Doug and Maria DeVos. Although the senior DeVoses have an estab- lished residence in southern Florida, the family was introduced to the Central Florida community during Orlando’s drive to bring major league baseball to “The City Beautiful.” An ensuing relationship was formed between the DeVos family and the city of Orlando.
The baseball venture left them with a height- ened interest in professional sports ownership. The 85-year-old co-founder of Amway – today a global leader in direct selling – envisioned incorporating the philosophies that made him a successful business- man with that of a solid, young NBA franchise. He understands the impact professional sports can have on the upcoming generation, and he is committed to ensuring the team provides a positive, encouraging example.
The DeVos family played a key role in helping to secure the new state-of-the-art Amway Center in Orlando. The Amway Center is part of a public community venues program that also includes a new Performing Arts Center and a renovation of the Citrus Bowl Stadium. The new Amway Center opened in October 2010. In addition, the Magic also contributed $12.5 million toward construction of five community recreation centers throughout Orange County, Florida, as part of its commitment to build the new Amway Center.
From 1995-2001, RDV Sports owned and oper- ated the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League. During their six seasons of existence, the Solar Bears captured one division title (Central Division, 1995-96), three Eastern Conference crowns (1996, 1999, 2001) and the IHL’s Turner Cup championship in 2000-01. Orlando compiled an all-time regular season record of 286-162-44 (.626), the best in the league over that time frame.
From 1998-2002, the Orlando Miracle of the WNBA was part of the RDV Sports portfolio. The Miracle played in their inaugural season during the summer of 1999 and made the playoffs in 2000.
RDV Sports, named for Rich DeVos and the general partner of the Magic, has been and continues to be an active partner in the Central Florida community. In February of 1998, RDV Sports, in partnership with Florida Hospital, opened the $50 million, 365,000-square-foot RDV Sportsplex. The RDV Sportsplex is a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, which includes a world-class health club, medical offices, restaurant, retail shops, and front office facilities for the Magic.
The DeVos family remains involved in numerous charities and community-enhancement endeavors, both in the Central Florida area and their hometown region of Grand Rapids, Mich. Pamella DeVos serves as Chairman of the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation. The Orlando Magic Youth Fund has positively impacted more than one million children. Through private do- nations, fund-raising events and contributions, more than $16 million has been raised and distributed to non-profit organizations that support the OMYF mission statement.