NFL, NBA, NHL stats

Flight Dedicate 2012 Season to Bithlo Community

May 9, 2012 - Continental Basketball League (CBL) - Florida Flight News Release

(Orlando, FL) - The Florida Flight has dedicated the 2012 season to the community of Bithlo, it was announced today by Flight President Mark King.

The details will involve a partnership between the Flight, United Global Outreach and Orange County Academy, and will focus on raising funds for a much needed shuttle bus for the students of Orange County Academy.

In the final preseason game on April 28, the Flight raised $410.00 in funds, but King believes more can be done.

"These kids should have an opportunity to experience what life has to offer outside of their community, and something as simple as a lack of transportation shouldn't be what holds them back," said King. "I am confident that by dedicating a portion of our ticket sales for every game, we can bridge the financial gap and get this bus purchased before the end of 2012."

The fundraising effort involves a portion of each Florida Flight ticket purchased being allocated directly towards the "Bithlo Needs a Bus" campaign. The Flight has agreed to allocate a minimum of $1 per ticket sold for every 100 in paid attendance, capping at $5 per ticket for every ticket over 500.

"We would like to thank the Florida Flight for not only helping raise funds for this bus, but also for providing an additional platform to generate awareness for the needs of the Bithlo community," said Timothy McKinney, Executive Vice-President of United Global Outreach.

The Florida Flight regular season starts Saturday, May 12 h, with the Flight hosting the Palm Beach Titans. The game will take place at Avalon Middle School, nestled in the Avalon Park community in east Orlando. Tickets are just $10, with children five and under enjoying free admission. Florida Flight "Frequent Flyer" Season tickets are also still available for $30, as is a family four-pack of the same ticket for $100.

The mission of the Florida Flight is to utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit . For ticket purchasing inquiries, email [email protected] . For sponsorship information, email [email protected] . For more information about the Florida Basketball Association, please visit .

• Discuss this story on the Continental Basketball League message board...

Continental Basketball League Stories from May 9, 2012

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.