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.
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
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.
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.
Predators will also spotlight the volunteer activities in the community
of individual players throughout the game to highlight their program of
community based marketing.
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.
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.
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.