J.J. Redick needs your help.
The Orlando Magic guard and his wife, Chelsea, still have $25,000 to donate to a local charity.
But which charity? That’s where you come in.
The Redicks soon will hold a contest in which Central Floridians will send e-mails, stories or videos about their favorite nonprofit and explain how that nonprofit impacted them. The charity described by the winning entry will receive the $25,000, and the person who nominated the organization will be involved in the donation ceremony and receive some Magic tickets.
“It’ll be a fun way to build community,” Redick said.
Details will be announced when Redick’s foundation relaunches its website in the next few weeks.
In March, Redick and Dwight Howard were named the co-winners of the Magic’s 2011-12 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award. Redick and Howard received $50,000 apiece to donate to the charity or charities of their choice.
On Wednesday, Redick gave $25,000 to the Russell Home for Atypical Children, an Orlando-based nonprofit that cares for people with brain damage.
The Redicks first visited the organization in May.
“I was really overwhelmed just by the sense of love that was in that place,” J.J. said. “They are strapped for space. They’re doing a capital campaign program right now. They want to buy the two properties next door, tear those down and build a home. They’ve got architectural drawings for that.
“Chelsea and I thought that this $25,000 would be a small way for them to be helped along the way to get to their ultimate goal and have an amazing home for all the people they help.”