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ORLANDO, Florida – The Orlando Magic will host Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League, Israel’s top division, in a 2011 preseason game on Sunday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Maccabi Haifa, owned by American businessman and Aventura, Fla. resident, Jeffrey Rosen, is consistently amongst Israel’s top teams and has been ranked as high as 21st in Europe.
Last season, Maccabi Haifa traveled to the United States for the first time to play the New Jersey Nets on October 3rd, 2010.
Maccabi Haifa’s charity program, “Haifa Hoops for Kids,” which distributes Maccabi Haifa tickets to charitable organizations in Northern Israel, demonstrates the team’s commitment to assisting underprivileged and special needs children in Israel.
Maccabi Haifa’s 30-minute magazine show, “Inside Israeli Basketball,” is aired monthly on Sun Sports as well as nine other Regional Sports Networks across the United States.
The show captures the intricacies of Israel and the Super League seen through the eyes of Maccabi Haifa’s American players and their Israeli counterparts.
“We are looking forward to having Maccabi Haifa visit Orlando and the Amway Center this preseason.
We are proud to be their host in what should be a very entertaining game,” said Magic President Alex Martins.
“We are excited to have Maccabi Haifa play such a prestigious team such as the Orlando Magic,” said Maccabi Haifa owner Jeffrey Rosen.
“Maccabi Haifa continues to build its brand globally and games against high quality NBA opponents broaden our exposure.”