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2022 Cure Bowl Set for Friday, Dec. 16 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando

May 26, 2022 | Orlando Sports Foundation, Inc

2022 Cure Bowl Set for Friday, Dec. 16 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando

May 26, 2022

Cure Bowl Set for Friday, Dec. 16 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL – The 2022 Cure Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. ET, on ESPN. The annual college football bowl game at Exploria Stadium in Orlando is owned and operated by ESPN Events.

“The Cure Bowl is one of the signature events of our annual Central Florida sports calendar, and we look forward to hosting the eighth edition of the bowl in December,” said Alan Gooch, executive director of the Cure Bowl and CEO of the Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF). “We are honored to continue the mission of bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer through the Cure Bowl and our pre-game ‘March 2Cure’ pep rally.”

Since 2015, the Cure Bowl has provided 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 more than $1.2 million of the funds distributed.

The 2022 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.

Last season, Coastal Carolina defeated Northern Illinois in a thrilling 47-41 game as the Chanticleers used a stop at the goal line as time expired to win the 2021 Cure Bowl.

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


About the Cure Bowl

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 (BCRF) 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


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 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. 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 collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities 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.


Media Contacts: Orlando Sports Foundation: Bridget Bryant – [email protected] and Nathan Blythe – [email protected]

ESPN Events: Bill Hofheimer – [email protected]