City Council: Wednesday is ‘Dwight Howard Day’

According to the City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, has been declared “Dwight Howard Day.”

Council members Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry put forward the motion in Wednesday morning’s City Council meeting.

Howard will visit City Hall at 5 p.m. to receive the honor.

The Lakers acquired the 26-year-old center from the Orlando Magic over the off-season. Through eight games, Howard is averaging 19.3 points, 11.1 and 3.6 blocks a game.

In a news release from Parks, Howard is noted for establishing the “Dwight D. Howard Foundation Inc.,” which provides scholarships for students to attend Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy along with grants to Lovell Elementary School and Memorial Middle School in Orlando, Fla.

The Lakers hope to retain Howard past his current contract, which expires before July.

-Eric Pincus