2012 Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Black Tie & Tennies Gala

words // Brandon Richard

Over the last 22 years, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to local non-profit community organizations with funds raised through events like the Annual Black Tie & Tennies Gala. The event features Orlando Magic players, coaches, talent and fans dressed in formal wear and sneakers participating in an evening of games, silent and live auctions, dinner and awards. The 2012 OMYF Black Tie and Tennies event was held at Amway Center on Saturday and was headlined by Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick being named recipients of the Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award. Along with the awards, each player was given $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choosing.

Below is a photo recap of the 2012 Black Tie & Tennies event, including a look at the sneakers worn by some of the Orlando Magic players. Who do you think put together the best ensemble?

Ish Smith wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

Ish Smith wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

DeAndre Liggins wearing Nike Air Force 1 (1)

DeAndre Liggins wearing the Nike Air Force 1.

Chris Duhon wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Black Red

Chris Duhon wearing the Black/Red Air Jordan 11.

Ryan Anderson wearing Air Jordan 1 Phat Low

Ryan Anderson wearing the Air Jordan 1 Phat Low.

Daniel Orton wearing Converse Jack Purcell

Daniel Orton wearing Converse Jack Purcell.

Glen Davis wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

"Big Baby" Glen Davis wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

Jameer Nelson wearing Basquiat Reebok Pump Omni Lite

Jameer Nelson wearing the Basquiat x Reebok Pump Omni Lite.

Jason Richardson wearing Air Jordan I 1

Jason Richardson wearing the Alpha Air Jordan 1.

Quentin Richardson wearing the Air Jordan XI 11 Concord

Quentin Richardson wearing the "Concord" Air Jordan 11.

Dwight Howard wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star; J.J. Redick wearing Converse Jack Purcell

Dwight Howard wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star; J.J. Redick wearing the Converse Jack Purcell.

Rich DeVos wearing adidas adiPower Howard

Magic Owner Rich DeVos supports his star player in adidas adiPower Howard.

Dwight Howard wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

DeAndre Liggins wearing Nike Air Force 1 (2)

Jason Richardson wearing the Air Jordan I 1 (2)

Quentin Richardson wearing the Air Jordan XI 11 Concord (2)

Patrick Ewing at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

Assistant Coach Patrick Ewing enjoying the night off.

Dwight Howard and Chris Duhon at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

Dwight and Duhon take part in a little karaoke.

Glen Davis at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

Big Baby being Big Baby.

Earl Clark at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

FREE EARL CLARK.

Hedo Turkoglu at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

Hedo Turkoglu all smiles.

Jameer Nelson at the 2012 OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

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