Thursday, May 24, 2012

Predators Announce Community Partnership Night Recognizing Libby's Legacy & Give Kids the World

The Orlando Predators will host the team's 3rd Annual Community Partnership Night this Friday when the team takes on the Jacksonville Sharks on NFL Network. The purpose of Community Partnership Night is to spotlight the community partnerships that the Orlando Predators and the Arena Football League develop throughout each year, and this year the team will recognize Give Kids the World and Libby's Legacy.
As part of this effort, an Arena Football League signature ball with an added pink stripe will be in use for Friday night's game, to remind viewers around the nation of the critical need to wipe out breast cancer, and of the importance of regular self-examinations and mammograms for women. Players' helmets will feature a pink ribbon helmet sticker, and other forms of pink apparel will be worn on the field as well.
This is the second time in three years that the Orlando Predators have hosted Community Partnership Night during a nationally televised game, allowing the Arena Football League the opportunity to share its message of community involvement.
Robin Maynard, the Founder and Chairman of Libby's Legacy will be in attendance to participate in the coin toss, along with cancer survivors who have had their lives touched by Libby's Legacy. Also on hand will be 10-year-old Oscar and his family from the Give Kids the World Village, as well as Mitch Goldberg, Vice President of Operations at Give Kids the World. Oscar and Mitch will be joined by Orlando Predators Community Ambassador Dan Newlin for a special presentation prior to kickoff.
The Predators will also spotlight the volunteer activities in the community of individual players throughout the game to highlight their program of community based marketing.
The Mission of Libby's Legacy is to provide comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow-up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment. Libby's Legacy also helps stage IV breast cancer patients by granting wishes in order to create cherished memories with loved ones through the LIVE BIG program.
Give Kids the World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses by allowing them to experience a memorable, joyful and cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, while staying at the magical Give Kids The World Village.
The crowd for Friday night's game is expected to be one of the largest of the season with rival Jacksonville in town. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to support the evening's efforts. Kick- off is at 8:07 pm.

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