ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2023) — Tamia and Grant Hill have joined the ownership group for Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride, it was announced today. Leaders in the Orlando sports and philanthropic community, the Hills join as limited partners in the Club after many years as Season Ticket Members for both teams.
“We’re very excited to add both Tamia and Grant Hill as part of our ownership group for Orlando City and Orlando Pride. Over the past few years, we have gotten to know and appreciate Tamia and Grant, their passion for our clubs, and their commitment to the community,” said Mark Wilf, Club owner and chairman. “Both boast professional resumes that speak for themselves and are highly accomplished individuals in the business world but, more importantly, they are incredible contributors to the greater Orlando area. Tamia and Grant have shown passion and support for our teams for many years, including being staunch supporters of the Orlando Pride since day one, so we are looking forward to continuing to build our organization through their influence and dedication.”
“We’d like to thank the Wilf Family for the opportunity to join this incredible organization, and to make our family a part of the Orlando City and Orlando Pride family. From the moment we met the Wilfs, we were impressed with their vision for the club and the passion they have for giving back to the Central Florida community, something that is also of great importance to us,” said Tamia and Grant Hill. “The future is very promising for both teams, and we are excited to support Orlando City, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the Orlando Pride and elevate women in sports. Matches at Exploria Stadium are one of our favorite places to take our daughters, and we are very excited to now do so as part of the ownership group.”
A six-time Grammy Award-nominated artist, Tamia Hill's R&B career has spanned over two decades with some of the most recognized songs in the genre, including “You Put A Move On My Heart”, “So Into You”, and “Beautiful Surprise”. After signing her first recording deal in 1994, Tamia earned her first two Grammy nominations following collaboration with producer Quincy Jones.
Since then, Tamia has released seven studio albums and worked with artists like Babyface, Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan. In 2000, Tamia won the NAACP Image Award for her chart-topping hit, “Spend My Life With You”, which was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Tamia is also the founder of Plus 1 Music Group, which has released her three most recent albums, including Love Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
A member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Grant spent 19 seasons in the NBA with six of those as a member of the Orlando Magic. Additionally, he was part of the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning USA Basketball “Dream Team.” Over the course of his career, which also included time with the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, Hill was a seven-time NBA All-Star and the 1995 Rookie of the Year. The professional career followed one of the most decorated careers in collegiate history, winning two NCAA Championships with the Duke Blue Devils and having his iconic No. 33 retired by his alma mater in 1994.
In 2015, Grant became an owner in the Atlanta Hawks organization, currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Grant sits on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Governors and is the secretary for the NBA Retired Players Association’s Board of Governors. Grant also serves on the Campbell Soup Company Board of Directors, Duke University Board of Trustees, and Empire State Realty Trust Board of Directors.
Currently, Grant is an NBA broadcaster for both Turner Sports, NBA TV, and CBS Sports for NCAA college basketball, including the Men’s Final Four. Additionally, Grant is the Managing Director for the USA Men’s National Basketball Team and has been highly successful in the business world through the founding of Hill Ventures, a commercial real estate company that has developed multi-family housing in three states.
In Orlando, the Hills remain fabrics of the community, founding the Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation, which gives back on the grassroots level in supporting children’s and educational charities, food insecurity, and the arts.
Both Tamia and Grant are heavily engrained through non-profit work, supporting organizations such Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Grant also sat on former President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and was involved with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.
The pair has created multiple scholarship programs as well, including educational support for students at Duke University and Dillard University, in addition to the Grant Hill Achiever Scholarship program for students in Orlando and Detroit.
Tamia and Grant currently reside in Orlando with their two daughters, Myla and Lael, who are talented athletes in their own right – Myla a mixed martial artist and Lael a soccer player.