LANSING, Mich. — 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.