IDEA, the Information Display and Entertainment Association, annually recognizes superior achievement throughout the large screen video and matrix display industry by awarding its Golden Matrix Awards. The GMAs recognize artistic and technical excellence in the programming of displays located at stadiums, arenas, racetracks and other public assembly facilities.
The Magic were one of seven NBA teams and 12 overall organizations that submitted a nomination in the category of Best Overall Matrix and Fascia Display, while over 400 total nominations were submitted for the GMAs. This is the first Golden Matrix Award win for the Orlando Magic, and the organization was also a finalist in the category of Best Mascot Video.
The GMAs are voted on by scoreboard operators, designers, game entertainment and broadcast productions. More information about IDEA can be found at: http://www.ideaontheweb.org/index.php.
Orlando's NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic's mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009.
On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Orlando has the third best record in the NBA over the last four years and the third most playoff wins, trailing just the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics.
Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually.
In addition, over the last 24 years more than $18.8 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth.
The Magic have continued its practice of affordable ticket options. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2014-15 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.