Former Indiana basketball standout Victor Oladipo is donating $15,000 from his earnings in the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Oladipo will make the presentation in Indianapolis on Monday night.
Here are all the details from the press release announcing Oladipo’s donation.
As part of the Dunk Cancer Social Media Fundraiser during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, Magic guard Victor Oladipo will donate his earnings from the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest to three charities, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Children's National Medical Center and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
Oladipo’s dunk contest contribution will benefit three institutions dedicated to treating and finding cures for various types of cancer: Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., earmarked for pediatric cancer; The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Ind., earmarked for breast cancer research; Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Orlando, Fla.
About Dunk Cancer
Dunk Cancer contributes resources to cancer-benefiting nonprofits through basketball focused marketing and fundraising campaigns. The organization brings the basketball community together to help individuals and families affected by cancer to overcome their present battles and to support cure research. The NBA’s Terrance Ross, winner of the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, hosted a Dunk Cancer fundraising campaign during the 2013 All-Star festivities in support of Portland, Oregon-based Children’s Cancer Association www.joyrx.org. Ross raised nearly $10,000.
About the Orlando Magic
Orlando's NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic's mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 25 years more than $19.8 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF) since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2014-15 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.