FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *
NBA, ORLANDO MAGIC AND CITY OF ORLANDO
TO OFFICIALLY TIP OFF NBA ALL-STAR 2012
Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu
To Unveil the 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot Presented by Sprint and Cast the
Dwight Howard – Orlando Magic Center
Jameer Nelson – Orlando Magic Guard
Jason Richardson - Orlando Magic Guard
Hedo Turkoglu – Orlando Magic Forward
Alex Martins – Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Patrick Ewing – Orlando Magic Assistant Coach
Tim Considine – Sprint Director of Sports Marketing
Gail Hunter – NBA Senior Vice President, Events & Attractions
Orlando Magic Dance Team Members
The NBA, the Orlando Magic, the city of Orlando, and Sprint will
officially tip-off NBA All-Star 2012 on Wednesday, Jan. 4 during a
special event at the Amway Center. A host of dignitaries and players
from the Orlando Magic will be on-hand to celebrate the excitement
surrounding the city as it prepares to host NBA All-Star 2012. Magic
players Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, and Hedo
Turkoglu will also officially tip off 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting
presented by Sprint, unveil the ballot, and cast the first All-Star
votes during the event.
NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint allows fans to select their
favorite players as starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game by voting on
NBA.com and via mobile devices. The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120
players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – with 24
guards, 24 forwards, and 12 centers from each conference comprising the
Disney Atrium at the Amway Center
400 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Media are directed to park in the Geico Garage and enter through the
Security/Employee entrance on the southeast side of the Amway Center.
All Media Satellite/Microwave Trucks should park on
Church Street and coordinate logistics with Rick Price (RPrice@orlandomagic.com).
WHEN: Wednesday, January 4,
Media Check-In - 11:45 a.m.
Event / Photo Opportunities - 12:15 – 12:55 p.m.
Media Availability - 12:55 – 1:15 p.m.
* * * GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY -- INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE
* * *
* Media members interested in attending are asked to RSVP
in advance in order to be credentialed for the event *
Will Cutrone, NBA, 703.795.7363 or firstname.lastname@example.org