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J.J. Redick and the Magic give back to the Central Florida youth via “Summer Break Spots”

June 14, 2011

J.J. Redick speaks to youth about healthy eating habits and the Summer Break Spots that are available throughout Central Florida. Photo taken by Gary Bassing.

On Tuesday, June 14 the Orlando Magic, in partnership with Florida Hospital and the Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, kicked off an awareness campaign promoting “Summer Break Spots” with an event featuring Magic guard J.J. Redick, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, STUFF the Magic Mascot and Magic Dancers.

In an effort to provide food for every child throughout the summer, the Magic is helping spread the word on Summer Break Spot sites throughout Central Florida.  Summer Break Spots are part of the federally-funded Summer Nutrition Programs, which provide nutritious meals and snacks to low-income children during the summer months.  This program is falling increasingly short of meeting the needs of disadvantaged children due to lack of awareness.

Redick, Anderson and Outlaw spent time speaking to the youth about living a healthy lifestyle and eating right all summer long.  Then Anderson and Outlaw held a mini-basketball camp with the kids followed by lunch.

Nick Anderson (left) and Bo Outlaw (right) serve lunch to youth at the Goldenrod Park Orange County Orlando Magic Community Gym.

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