Locals could win free luxury box seat tickets to an NBA All-Star event.
Orange County residents are eligible to enter a raffle to win a pair of tickets to this year’s NBA All Star Saturday Night! The raffle is run by Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ office and eight pair of tickets will be awarded to Orange County residents for the All-Star evening event held on Saturday, Feb. 25 which features four competitions among top NBA players.
The city of Orlando and Orange County have come under fire recently regarding the free tickets some of the elected officials have received. There have been questions about whether they could or should have donated those tickets to local charities. Mayor Jacobs and the other commissioners stand by their decision to use their luxury seats for the All-Star game. They say that the All-Star game is a critical opportunity for the commission to host corporate CEOs and potential convention center clients. Critical because the interaction with any one of those clients could bring thousands of delegates to the area, having a tremendous economic impact.
The ticket contest runs Monday through Friday. The winners will be announced at the county commission meeting on Feb. 20.
The website where the contest can be entered is: http://netapps.ocfl.net/NBARaffle/Default.aspx