Magic dedicate season-opening game to victims of Pulse massacre
Orlando, Fla. (October 11, 2016) -- The Orlando Magic's opening night on Wednesday, Oct. 26 will be dedicated to those who lost their lives and those whose lives have been forever changed with several tributes to honor the 49 victims who were tragically taken on June 12 at the Pulse nightclub.
Among the plans to honor the victims include a tribute video highlighting the city's unity. The team will also hold a moment of silence and honor first responders from the night of the attacks as the "Hometown Heroes." In addition, the Magic will host survivors, family members and Pulse employees at that night's game vs. the Miami Heat.
The night will also include the Magic raising a no. 49 banner during pregame ceremonies to honor the 49 victims. In remembrance, the number "49" on the banner will be filled with each person's name who lost their life that night.