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2021 Cure Bowl Date Announced

May 27, 2021 | Lindsey Meyer

2021 Cure Bowl Date Announced

May 27, 2021

Cure Bowl Set for Friday, Dec. 17

ORLANDO, FLA – The 2021 Cure Bowl will be played on Friday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. ET, on ESPN2. The seventh annual event will be held in Orlando, Fla.

“We are looking forward to kicking off the 7th annual Cure Bowl this December,” said Alan Gooch, executive director of the Cure Bowl and CEO of the Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF). “We are excited to continue the mission of bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer through the game and pregame events including the pre-game pep rally and March 2 Cure.”

In the past seven years, the Cure Bowl has been used as a platform to raise $3.8 million for cancer research. The Orlando community has benefited from the funds generated at the game, with local researcher Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of Medicine receiving over $1.2 million of the funds distributed.

The 2021 Cure Bowl will host teams from a combination of the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Sun Belt Conference and Army. 

Memberships, hospitality, and sponsorship packages are available now. General public tickets will go on sale later this fall. For more information visit


About Orlando Sports Foundation
The Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The OSF holds several events throughout the year, including 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.  Click here to donate

For more information about the Orlando Sports Foundation or the Cure Bowl and affiliated events visit

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

Cure Bowl contact: <info> ESPN media contact: Anna Negrón at [email protected]; @ItsAnnaNegron