Orlando Magic point guard Chris Duhon is proud of his charity work, as his Twitter blurb attests. "On the NBA courts since '04 - Serving the community since '98," it reads. And Duhon, the Magic's biggest-ticket free-agent acquisition this summer, hasn't wasted any time in getting involved in the Orlando community. Via the Magic, his Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation just distributed a press release announcing the kickoff of his Stand Tall Against Hunger food drive, which kicks off this Thursday at the Fairwinds credit union on North Alafaya trail. The drive will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. You'll find the full details after the jump.
Between Duhon, Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, and Vince Carter, the Magic have several players who go well above and beyond when it comes to serving their communities.
Orlando Magic guard Chris Duhon will host the Stand Tall Against Hunger Kick-Off event on Thursday, November 4. The event includes Duhon, Magic players, STUFF the Magic mascot, Magic Dancers and will commence a 12 day food drive to take place at Magic home games and all Central Florida FAIRWINDS Credit Union locations.
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for Central Florida families in need at the kick-off event on November 4, all Orlando Magic home games at Fan Fest (located on Church Street next to Amway Center) and Central Florida FAIRWINDS locations. For every item donated at the kick-off event and Fan Fest, fans will have a chance to be Duhon’s personal guest at a Magic home game and also eligible to win autographed Duhon & Magic items. The food drive will last through November 15.
All food collected will be distributed to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on November 16.
For more information or to donate to Chris Duhon’s Stand Tall Against Hunger Food Drive, please visit www.chrisduhonstandtall.org.