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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT - Earvin "Magic" Johnson • Fri Aug 23 2024

Fri 23 Aug 2024 12:00:00 AM PDT Wed 31 Dec 1969 04:00:00 PM PST
August 2024
Clock Icon 6:30PM
5 pm Dinner and 6:30 pm Event 6:30 pm Event ONLY
General Admission 85.00 50.00

Buffet dinner - 5 p.m.
Presentation - 6:30 p.m.
All seating is unreserved, general admission

Earving "Magic" Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate that provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson has parlayed the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a winning formula for his successful business ventures.

Among Johnson's long list of notable entrepreneurial accomplishments are unprecedented business partnerships with Sony Pictures and Starbucks, ownership stake in several professional sports franchises, and controlling interests in a multi-billion-dollar financial services company and a food service and facilities management company. Additionally, through a fund formed in 2015, Johnson is investing millions of dollars on infrastructure improvements throughout the U.S.

During his Lake Michigan College Speaker Series appearance, Johnson will share experiences from his ground-breaking business career and time as a champion on the basketball court.

Ticket options
Dinner (5 p.m.) & Presentation (6:30 p.m.) Package | $85
Experience the convenience of a delicious meal at the LMC Mendel Center before Magic Johnson’s presentation. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. All activities are in Grand Upton Hall so you can enjoy both dinner and the presentation from the same seat. Seating is general admission; no reserved seating available to the public.

Presentation Only (6:30 p.m.) | $50
Our guest speaker, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, will begin his presentation at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders may arrive any time after 5 p.m. to secure a seat in the presentation-only section. A cash bar and concession stand will be available when the doors open. Seating is general admission; no reserved seating available to the public.

Sponsored by:
Michigan Pizza Hut, Inc. and Sturgis Bank - St. Joseph Banking Center and special thanks to General Motors Corporation.


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Enjoy a 10% Series discount when you purchase the same number of tickets to 3 or more Mendel Center season events. Free events, pre-show activities, and VIP experiences do not count toward the number of events needed for the Series discount. Special Engagements may not be eligible for discounts. Discounts are not retroactive and do not apply to fees. Published ticket prices do not include applicable fees. Event dates, times, programming, and prices subject to change. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges after an event has started.

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