RP Funding and the Lakeland Magic are teaming up to bring Youth Basketball Night to life, as we go head to head with the Iowa Wolves, NBA G league affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves. During halftime, we have local youth basketball teams facing off, providing two games for the price of one plus entertainment highlighting youth basketball across Polk County. The game extends beyond the court as the Lakeland Magic, Visit Central Florida, and Polk County Sports Marketing will host a Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament and festival throughout the weekend.
Doors open at 6pm with tipoff scheduled for 7pm. Tickets do not include parking costs. To avoid service fees, please call the Lakeland Magic ticket sales team 863-825-3258.
The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic –play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. All season long you’ll find awesome deals on tickets, pre-game activities, in-game entertainment, special giveaways, and more. Kids can go onto the court after the game for layups and player autographs!
Whether you love basketball, enjoy family-friendly events, or just like to have a FUN time with your kids, the Lakeland Magic games have something for everyone!
At the Lakeland Magic Games you’ll find:
- 2 hours of action-packed basketball where every seat in the arena has a great view!
- A kids zone with basketball hoops, inflatables, coloring sheets and activities
- A Scavenger Hunt to get kids engaged in the arena and the game
- Pre-game entertainment and in-game activities
- Fun music, dancing, and crowd engagement
- Post-game autograph session on the court and photos with Swish (free programs are available when you enter, otherwise bring your own item to have signed)
- Kid-friendly time frame – games last approximately 2 hours, so it’s not a late night!
Learn more about kid-friendly fun at Lakeland Magic Games in our recent post.
Don’t miss this year’s fun Theme Nights including some designed especially for kids:
Opening Night – Saturday, November 16
Sunday Funday – Sunday, November 17
Sunday Funday – Sunday, December 1
Swish’s Birthday – Friday, December 6
Home for the Holidays – December 7
Two for Tuesday – Tuesday, December 10
Sunday Funday – Sunday, December 15
Orlando Magic Night – Friday, January 10
Honoring Our Heroes – Saturday, January 11
Two for Tuesday – Tuesday, January 14
School Days Game – Thursday, January 16
Youth Basketball Night – Saturday, January 18
Black History Celebration – Saturday, February 1
Faith & Family Night – Friday, February 7
Sunday Funday – Sunday, February 9
Hoops for a Cure – Friday, February 21
Two for Tuesday – Tuesday, March 10
Swans Night with Lakeland Electric – Thursday, March 12
Art Night – Saturday, March 14
Two for Tuesday – Tuesday, March 24
Fan Appreciation Night – Wednesday, March 25