The Orlando Pride and Orlando City SC announced on Friday that Tamia and Grant Hill joined the teams’ ownership group. Tamia is a six-time Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist. Grant is a broadcaster, a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks. The two have also held Orlando Pride season tickets for several years.
“We’re very excited to add both Tamia and Grant Hill as part of our ownership group for Orlando City and Orlando Pride. Over the past few years, we have gotten to know and appreciate Tamia and Grant, their passion for our clubs, and their commitment to the community,” club owner and chairman Mark Wilf said. “Both boast professional resumes that speak for themselves and are highly accomplished individuals in the business world but, more importantly, they are incredible contributors to the greater Orlando area. Tamia and Grant have shown passion and support for our teams for many years, including being staunch supporters of the Orlando Pride since day one, so we are looking forward to continuing to build our organization through their influence and dedication.”
The Hills, who now live in Orlando where Grant played six seasons for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, are active philanthropists. The Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation, which they founded, supports children’s and educational charities, the arts and helps to prevent food insecurity in the community. They have also created several scholarship programs and worked with non-profits like Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
“We’d like to thank the Wilf Family for the opportunity to join this incredible organization, and to make our family a part of the Orlando City and Orlando Pride family. From the moment we met the Wilfs, we were impressed with their vision for the club and the passion they have for giving back to the Central Florida community, something that is also of great importance to us,” Tamia and Grant Hill said in a statement. “The future is very promising for both teams, and we are excited to support Orlando City, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the Orlando Pride and elevate women in sports. Matches at Exploria Stadium are one of our favorite places to take our daughters, and we are very excited to now do so as part of the ownership group.”
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