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RP Funding Joins Orlando Magic, Amway Center as a Champions of the Community Partner

RP Funding and Lakeland Magic recently announced their partnership as Founding Partner of the G League team

/EIN News/ -- Orlando, Florida, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  The Orlando Magic and RP Funding announced today its Champions of the Community (COTC) partnership with the team and Amway Center. Through the partnership, RP Funding becomes the official mortgage lending partner of the Magic and Amway Center. The Magic’s G League affiliate, Lakeland Magic, also recently announced RP Funding as the team’s inaugural Founding Partner and the naming rights partner of the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

Magic/RP Funding Partnership

Magic/RP Funding Partnership


“The Orlando Magic are thrilled to have RP Funding join our family,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “This partnership includes many elements that are very important to all of our entities, including our commitment to the community both in Orlando and Lakeland. We look forward to collaborating on new opportunities for local outreach.”

The community-minded partnership will include continued support of the Central Florida community. A huge success last season, RP Funding hosted a sleepover for local, underserved youth at Amway Center featuring suite tickets to a Magic game, meeting Magic players, shooting on the court, a movie on the videoboard and video games. Beds were donated to the kids along with gift bags for each child. RP Funding will look to build on the success of last year’s philanthropic partnership with a future fundraising opportunity in conjunction with the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF), the Magic’s charitable arm.

RP Funding will also enhance their presence at Amway Center with branding underneath the center-hung videoboard as well as on the pole pads and additional signage around the court.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with the Orlando Magic to include the COTC partnership and other initiatives,” said Robert Palmer, founder and CEO of Robert Palmer Companies. “Our business has expanded significantly in Central Florida and we attribute that growth in part to our involvement in sports ownership and sponsorship including my purchase of the NASL’s Jacksonville Armada and this sponsorship with the Orlando Magic and Lakeland Magic.”

RP Funding is a direct mortgage leader who is dedicated to helping Central Florida residents become homeowners since 2007. RP Funding covers all closing costs and lender fees, offering customers the best deals and a superior level of service.

RP Funding joins Walt Disney World, Florida Hospital, PepsiCo., Harris and FanDuel as Champions of the Community partners. COTC partners represent an elite tier of brands that, combined with the Magic, are committed to the Central Florida community. These partnerships extend beyond the exterior walls of the Amway Center. They encompass what it truly means to be a champion in the community by supporting programming that makes a direct impact on the lives of those that call Orlando home. COTC partners, like the Magic, are committed to delivering legendary moments while becoming world champions both on and off the court. In addition, as a Founding Partner of the Lakeland Magic, RP Funding becomes one of the four inaugural cornerstone partners of the Magic’s G League team.


Based in Central Florida, Robert Palmer Companies provide real estate-related services locally and across the country. In addition to RP Funding, one of the leading direct mortgage lenders in Central Florida, the Robert Palmer Companies also features RP Title and Escrow providing residential and commercial real estate closing services; ‘Saving Thousands’ radio program and ARMR Appraisal Management, a full-service residential real estate appraisal management company. Most recently, Robert Palmer Companies launched two marketing-tech companies:, which provides personalized reports on homeowners’ property values from a local real estate agent and Listing Power Tools, a company that helps real estate agents craft the perfect listing presentation. For more information visit


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 and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) which serves at-risk youth, has distributed more than $22 million to local nonprofit community organizations over the last 27 years. The Magic’s other entities include the team’s newly acquired NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, which begins play in the 2017-18 season in nearby Lakeland, Fla.; the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, which serves as the affiliate to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the AHL; and will compete in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K esports league in 2018. Ticket highlights for the Magic's 2017-18 season in the award-winning 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 or call 407-89-MAGIC.


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Trish Wingerson
Orlando Magic

Ryan Julison
Robert Palmer Companies