Orlando Sports Foundation to Host Cure Bowl March 2Cure Pep Rally Oct. 6 at at Exploria Stadium
By Space Coast Daily // September 28, 2022
Orlando Sports Foundation invites all local nonprofits
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Orlando Sports Foundation will host a “Cure Bowl March 2Cure Pep Rally” on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Exploria Stadium.
The open house Pep Rally speakers will include Cure Bowl and Community leaders such as Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith, and a special presentation by Orlando Fire Department Chief Charlie Salazar to Orlando Sports Foundation Cure Bowl leaders.
The pep rally’s objective is to remind the community and all non-profits of the Cure Bowl’s annual community give-back program that benefits all nonprofits on Cure Bowl Day.
The Duluth Trading Cure Bowl will be televised on ESPN and held on Cure Bowl Day — Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Exploria Stadium.
“We are honored to have Mayor Buddy Dyer, Mayor Jerry Demings, Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith, and Orlando Fire Chief Charlie Salazar join us for our Cure Bowl March 2Cure Pep Rally and support the Orlando Sports Foundation / Duluth Trading Cure Bowl that cancer research as well as all Central Florida non-profits. The Cure Bowl continues to work to bring teams together,” said Cure Bowl Executive Director and Orlando Sports Foundation CEO Alan Gooch.
“On behalf of the Orlando Sports Foundation and the March 2Cure Committee, we look forward to seeing everyone join in the March 2Cure from historic Church Street Station to Exploria Stadium on December 16th Cure Bowl Day,” said Deborah Hausman, March 2Cure Committee Chair.
The Orlando Sports Foundation invites all local nonprofits to learn how they can benefit as a part of the Cure Bowl Community Giveback Program and receive funding for their own organizations.
The Pep Rally open house will give fans and nonprofits the chance to see their seats at Exploria stadium. Nonprofits in attendance will have the opportunity to walk in March2Cure Fanfest with their foundation banner.
Local media, nonprofits, cancer survivors, and advocates are encouraged to RSVP and join this historical event. Email Ava Roth at ARoth@TheOSF.com to RSVP.
The Duluth Trading Cure Bowl matchup will be announced on Dec. 4, with participating teams from the American Athletic Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Conference USA, or Mid-American Conference. The 2022 Duluth Trading Cure Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 16, at Exploria Stadium at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
The Cure Bowl is more than a game. It is a platform to raise awareness for cancer research and recognize those that are fighting cancer or have survived cancer.
Funds raised from the Cure Bowl directly benefit cancer research organizations such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the UCF Cancer Research Center. Since 2015, the bowl has helped raise a collective $3.88 million dollars to benefit cancer research.
To learn more, visit CureBowl.com.
The Orlando Sports Foundation is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for cancer research. The OSF holds several events throughout the year, including its signature event, the Cure Bowl, which is an NCAA college football bowl game played each December.
With the combined support of Central Floridians, loyal sports fans, and strategic partners, the OSF is further dedicated and committed to serving the challenges of cancer awareness and elimination, invigorating the Central Florida athletic community and supporting youth organizations with standards of benevolence, integrity and moral excellence.
The foundation works with our stakeholders to involve the entire community to join us in our quest to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer. The Orlando Sports Foundation focuses on research because we know we will all have to continue to manage the problem until we solve it. We focus our efforts on cancer because it touches so many lives. Together, we can tackle this.
For more information about the Orlando Sports Foundation or the Cure Bowl and affiliated events, visit OrlandoSportsFoundation.org.