Magic will dedicate home opener to victims of club shooting
Back in June, a mass shooting occurred in an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 others wounded.
It was the deadliest incident of violence against members of the LGBT community in U.S. history. The tragic event is also the biggest terrorist attack since the 9/11 bombings in 2001.
In line with this, the Orlando Magic are planning to dedicate their season opener on October 26 to all the victims and to honor the officers who responded immediately to the scene of the shooting. The team will also show a video about the city’s unity.
It was also reported that part of the tribute is to raise a banner inside the Amway Center with “49” on it which includes the names of the people who died that day. Being in the arena’s rafters will serve as a reminder for the home team and fans who will be watching live never to forget the unwanted killings and violence the country is currently facing.
The Magic’s first game at home this season will be against another Florida team, the Miami Heat, whose players helped out in lifting the spirits of some of the survivors back in June during a hospital visit.
It is expected to be an emotional night. not just for the players and staff, but for everyone present as the Magic will host survivors and families of some of the victims.