‘Making a Difference’ Category

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Local High-School Students Inspired by Disney Sports Business Panel as Part of MEAC/SWAC Challenge Activities – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 - More than 900 local high school students were inspired to work hard, follow their dreams and never give up at the ESPN 101 High School Career Panel, the first of multiple events leading up to the 9th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. Sports business professionals shared their career ...
Disney-sponsored game brings thousands of fans to Orlando – MEAC/SWAC Challenge has positive economic impact on Central Florida LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 1 – Nearly 25,000 fans attended the ninth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney at the Florida Citrus Bowl over the Labor Day weekend. The match-up between teams from the Mid-Eastern and Southwestern Athletic Conferences was televised live on ESPN, with a victory ...
Walt Disney World Ambassadors Give Back to Central Florida – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2013 – Beyond the world-class entertainment and amazing themed experiences that Disney is known for, Walt Disney World Resort is also committed to giving back to the community in ways that help make Central Florida a better place to live. This month, a new initiative called “VoluntEARing with the Walt Disney World Ambassadors,” takes Ambassadors ...
United Way Gets a “Loan” from Disney Cast Members – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 – World Disney World Resort Cast Members help create magic for guests at Disney parks and resorts everyday. But this fall, two Cast Members are taking their “magical” talents and expertise to the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), where they will assist the nonprofit during its annual ...
Disney Supports Education Year-Round – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 8, 2013 – Collecting and donating school supplies is one of the most recent examples of the year-round support Walt Disney World Resort offers local students. Each year, Disney provides grants to local school districts, Early Learning Coalitions and other non-profits that focus on education. In addition, the Disney Dreamers and ...
Disney Cast Members Deliver “Monstrous” Back to School Supplies for Central Florida Students – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 – Walt Disney World Cast Members are sharing their “monstrous” spirit by donating millions of school supplies for Central Florida students heading back to school. Encouraged by Mike and Sulley from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Monsters University,” along with three Shining Stars from Disney Dreamers and Doers program, ...
Mickey’s Attic Helps Fulfill Wish Lists of Central Florida Organizations – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 29, 2013 – Princess wands and sports equipment put smiles on the faces of children and families around Central Florida after Walt Disney World Resort recently donated more than $1 million in goods to local non-profit organizations. From DVDs to books to art supplies, the items are part of a ...
Disney VoluntEARS Bring Music to Kids’ Summer Camp – This summer, dozens of Central Florida students are bringing more music into their lives with support from a group of Disney Cast Members who are donating time in the classroom and raising funds onstage for more kids to experience the joy of performing This summer, dozens of Central Florida students are bringing more music into ...
Disney VoluntEARS Bring Music to Kids’ Summer Camp – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 18, 2013 - This summer, dozens of Central Florida students are bringing more music into their lives with support from a group of Disney Cast Members who are donating time in the classroom and raising funds onstage for more kids to experience the joy of performing The week-long musical summer ...
Disney supports diversity through NAACP sponsorship – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 15, 2013 – Thousands of delegates from across the United States attended the NAACP’s 104th annual convention in Orlando, which The Walt Disney Company has participated in as a sponsor for more than 20 years. Members of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization gathered for workshops, training and recognition events related ...

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