Magic Johnson's company feeding Lansing schools

The Associated PressJuly 15, 2014 

— Food service in the Lansing School District is now in the hands of local native and ex-NBA star Magic Johnson.

Johnson is part-owner of SodexoMAGIC, and the Lansing school board selected it earlier this year to provide food service in the 12,000-student district.

The company took over July 1 from Aramark Educational Services. The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/U7DxSi ) says the contract could be worth up to $5.4 million in the first year.

The 54-year-old Johnson is a graduate of Lansing Everett High School and starred at nearby Michigan State University, where played on the 1979 NCAA championship team.

Johnson played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in 1992.

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service