Via the Orlando Magic:
The Orlando Magic announced the debut of Magic Fan Fridays, which will occur every Friday for the remainder of the 2009 Orlando Magic Playoffs, presented by Bright House Networks. As Blue and White Ignite for the 2009 NBA Playoffs, the Magic are encouraging the entire Central Florida community to show their spirit and wear Blue and White every Friday to support the team in the 2009 NBA Playoffs. Some highlights of the Magic Fan Fridays will include:
- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will kick-off Magic Fan Fridays in front of City Hall on Friday, April 17 at 8:15 a.m., where he will announce that Friday, April 17 is proclaimed Blue & White Ignite Day.
- Every Friday throughout the Playoffs, Wall Street Plaza will host a Magic Fan Friday Pep Rally from 5 – 7 p.m. Anyone who arrives between 5 – 7 p.m. wearing Orlando Magic gear will receive their first drink free! (21 and up only). There is no cover charge and all ages are encouraged to attend; free drink is for 21 and up only.
- The Magic Fan Friday Pep Rally on April 17 will include appearances by the Magic Dancers, Magic JetBlue Crew, STUFF the Magic Mascot, Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, Orlando Magic in-arena emcee Scotty B, a live band and more. Appearance schedule during all other Magic Fan Friday Pep Rallies are TBD based on the Magic Playoff Schedule.
- Playoff Pep Rallies are scheduled for Friday, April 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at six different Central Florida locations (Orlando City Hall; Walgreens at 7650 W. Sand Lake Rd.; Walgreens at 12279 Lake Underhill; Walgreens at 550 S. Orlando Ave.; Walgreens at 6651 Old Winter Garden Rd; Walgreens at 11600 S. Orange Blossom Tr.). At each location, Magic front office employees will be handing out Mardi Gras beads, key chains, Dunkin Donuts and other giveaways to get ready for the playoffs. The City Hall location will include appearances by City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Magic Community Ambassadors Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson, Magic Dancers and STUFF as well as a press conference with Mayor Dyer proclaiming April 17 as Blue & White Ignite Day!
Take note, Orlando Magic fans!