Johnson, a five time NBA Champion, scored 17,707 points, dished out 10,141 assists and grabbed 6,559 rebounds during his 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers."/>


Johnson, a five time NBA Champion, scored 17,707 points, dished out 10,141 assists and grabbed 6,559 rebounds during his 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers."/> ‘Big Magic’ benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters to feature NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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‘Big Magic’ benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters to feature NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

By Staff | Oct 12, 2010

Magic Johnson, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, will appear next week at a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida.

Basketball legend, three time Most Valuable Player, 12 time All-Star and Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson is coming to Naples on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. to speak at a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida.

The “Big Magic” event will be held at Bentley Jaguar of Naples, located at 900 N. Tamiami Trail in Naples.

Johnson, a five time NBA Champion, scored 17,707 points, dished out 10,141 assists and grabbed 6,559 rebounds during his 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. His on-the-court battles with Boston Celtics great and Naples resident Larry Bird will go down in history as one of the sports’ greatest rivalries. Off the court, Johnson has served as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and hosted his own talk show.

The general admission for the event is $125 per person. A donation of $1,000 per couple will get you into the “Magic Circle,” where you will receive VIP entry, VIP goody bag, private VIP cocktail reception with “Magic” Johnson from 6 to 7 p.m., preferred seating, a photo opportunity with “Magic” Johnson and program and post event recognition.

The “Big Magic” event benefit will feature “Magic” Johnson speaking about basketball and his New York Times Bestseller List book, “32 Ways To Be A Champion Business,” as well as a silent and live auction. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Special thanks go to Chico Rivera of Fort Myers Toyota for facilitating this event with “Magic” Johnson. Other event sponsors include Kohl’s, Arthrex, FGCU and Hodges University.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Funds raised will help almost 200 Collier County children on the waiting list to be matched with a Big Brother or Sister… a positive, caring role model, a lifetime friend!

For ticket or sponsor information, visit www.hereforthekids.org or call Carolyn Kurtz at 239-281-4414 with any questions.