Community Leak - Seats for Soldiers

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Seats for Soldiers
Paying Homage to the Heroes

By Darius Love
November 2, 2012 

Have you ever walked through an airport terminal and crossed paths with a uniformed military member and thought, “Wow, what an amazing and courageous individual.” The silent smile that spreads across your face during that instantaneous moment when you think about the story behind that person; the places they have been, the people they have met, the experiences they have gone through. That sense of warm gratitude that you feel when you reach your departing gate is inspiring because you know that they are saving lives and making a difference. It is that very moment that the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation have strived to encapsulate at the annual Seats for Soldiers celebration honoring our local military members.

This year’s Seats for Soldier celebration will take place on Sunday, November 4 as the Orlando Magic take on the Phoenix Suns at the Amway Center. The Magic, along with Harris Corporation, will be donating over 800 tickets to our military heroes to honor their dedication and bravery. To kick off this special night, fan fest will be decked out with a plethora of fun, military-inspired activities to include: live entertainment, simulators, face painting, bounce house, humvees, rock wall, and much more! Throughout the night you’ll see many military personnel roaming the grounds of Amway, but never fear, they will all be smiling from ear to ear! The night will be filled with special guests and presentations in recognition of our local military champions.

So, now that you’ve been equipped with this top notch intelligence, be sure to come out and support in full force. There will be Operation Gratitude candy collection stations present at Fan-Fest. We encourage you to bring candy to donate to this great cause! Let’s support our military members and transform those moments of gratitude into a night of celebration.

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