|MAR ||2006 -- Pat Williams, president of the NBA's Orlando Magic, tells the Orlando Sentinel that Palmer is one of two people most responsible for the explosive growth in central Florida. "He had the vision way ahead of anybody else," Williams says. "If I had to pick two people who had the biggest impact on what Orlando has become, I'd pick Arnold Palmer and Walt Disney."|
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Golf Channel's "Arnie", The Definitive Film Covering The Life And Legacy Of Arnold Palmer
Golf Channel’s primetime television event, Arnie, begins with the questions: "How do you tell a story of a life that’s larger than life? How do you find a way to put together all the memories, all the accomplishments, all the impact? And do what a story is supposed to do? And ensure it lasts forever? Someday - even decades - maybe centuries from now, they’ll hear the name Arnold Palmer and they’ll want to know everything."
Arnie showcases how the golfing legend revolutionized and transcended the game to become one of the most beloved figures in sports history. Arnie, a three-night television event, will air on consecutive nights at 10 p.m. ET from Sunday, April 13, following Golf Channel’s Live From the Masters, through Tuesday, April 15.
HE TAKES THE TIME TO KEEP GIVING BACK
In addition to raising money through a tournament that bears his name, Arnold Palmer has helped an army of people via his many philanthropic endeavors
He has had his renowned Arnie's Army there to support him for much of his legendary career, his legions drawn to him because of his talent, charisma and go-for-broke style of golf. Arnold Palmer always has appreciated the support and the opportunities that the game has provided, and, therefore, whenever he has had a chance to give back, golf's "King" has constantly and consistently answered the call, helping a virtual army of people through his various charitable endeavors.