Thursday, November 5, 2009

Magic Makers !

So there we are… Paul and I standing directly behind the Phoenix Suns bench at last night’s Orlando Magic – Phoenix Suns game at Amway Arena in Orlando. The whistle blows for the second timeout of the first quarter and we begin to be escorted to center court.

There we stand, with Bo Outlaw, a former Orlando Magic basketball player, arms around both Paul and I on center court in front of a packed house, 14,000 strong. Doing what you ask? Well, last night, Clean the World was recognized by the Orlando Magic as Magic Makers!!

Magic Makers are individuals dedicated to making the Central Florida Community a better place. We are not on the site yet, but here is more information on the recognition received: http://www.nba.com/magic/community/magicmakers.html

It was a very exciting moment for Paul, myself and the entire Clean the World family as our organization’s name and story was put on the jumbo-tron and described by the Orlando Magic announcer to the entire arena.

It was only 10 days ago at the Orlando Magic opening game that our dear friend and Magic advocate Spencer spoke to the Magic’s director of multi-cultural and cause marketing, Lucas, about Clean the World. Lucas was immediately intrigued and asked us to send him information about our cause and our mission. We did, and Lucas made the entire recognition and center court event, a monumental one for us, happen in lightning fast time.

We are incredibly grateful to Lucas for quickly understanding our mission, our purpose, and recognizing our small, yet meaningful contribution to Central Florida and impoverished people abroad.

And now, we want to make our own recognition of an individual that has been there with Clean the World since its inception. Spencer has been my friend and Magic representative for more than a year. It was only a few months ago that I sat with Spencer and told him the vision of Clean the World. He immediately understood it and praised our efforts. Over the past several months, Spencer has continued to encourage us, spread the word about our cause, and been a huge fan. It was because of his word of mouth that Lucas found us, and then recognized us last night. And throughout the year that I have known him and the months he has known about Clean the World, there is one extremely evident trait about Spencer- he truly cares!

Spencer- please accept our award as Clean the World’s First Magic Maker!!

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