The week ending Friday had more than its share of bad news in the sports world, but Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris capped it off on a good note by donating $50,000 to Orange County Public Schools at its annual Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament, held at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.
Harris presented Howard Middle School with a $5,000 check, Nap Ford Community School a $20,000 check, and the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools a $25,000 check. The Fore Our Schools tourney, which featured 250 golfers, raised an additional $175,000 for Orange County Public Schools.
As the winner of the 2014 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, Harris received $100,000 to distribute to the charities of his choice. Friday's donations represent half of those earnings.
"That's for the kids and I appreciate this opportunity quite a lot," Harris told OrlandoMagic.com scribe John Denton.
Two members of Orlando's front office joined Harris at Friday's event: general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry.