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Press Release for Friday, September 23, 2005

UNF Hosts Free Scrimmage for Orlando Magic Fans

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

It’s tip-off time for basketball at the University of North Florida and the public is invited! UNF will host a free Orlando Magic scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the campus Arena. Public parking is $3.

This event is the culmination of a six-day training camp for the Orlando Magic, marking the eighth time that the Magic have held camp at UNF. Practices will be held at the UNF Arena Oct. 4-9 and are closed to the public.

Practice times and length are subject to change and will be open to the media near the end of each session. A media workroom will also be set up in the Arena. Players and coaches will be available for interviews following each workout. Media in marked vehicles will not be charged for parking.

All practice sessions will be held at the UNF Arena. The tentative Orlando Magic practice schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:30 a.m. to noon;
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 10 a.m. to noon;
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6 10 a.m. to noon;
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7 10 a.m. to noon;
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. to noon;
6:30 p.m. Free public scrimmage

Sunday, Oct. 9 10 a.m. to noon;

To schedule interviews with the Orlando Magic, please contact Joel Glass, Orlando Magic director of communications, at (407) 491-4826.