ORLANDO, FLA. – Kickoff of the 2023 Cure Bowl will be on Saturday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET, marking the return of college football’s Bowl Season to Central Florida. Now in its ninth year, the Cure Bowl will be broadcast for the first time on ABC.
The Cure Bowl is operated by the Orlando Sports Foundation in collaboration with ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
In 2022, the Cure Bowl hosted a pair of top-25 teams as the Sun Belt’s Troy Trojans defeated the UTSA Roadrunners of Conference USA 18-12.
“The Orlando Sports Foundation looks forward to hosting the ninth Cure Bowl on December 16 and we’re honored that the game’s first-ever ABC broadcast in 2023 will provide a platform to highlight our mission of bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer,” said Alan Gooch, CEO of the Orlando Sports Foundation and Executive Director of the Cure Bowl.
In the past eight years, the Cure Bowl has helped raise $4.1 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 (University of Central Florida) College of Medicine receiving over $1,592,000 of the funds distributed.
Memberships, hospitality, and sponsorship packages are available now. General public tickets will go on sale later this fall. For more information visit www.CureBowl.com
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 cancer research. The OSF holds several events throughout the year, including the Cure Bowl, which is an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) 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, by invigorating the Central Florida athletic community thru its Cure All Stars events, supporting youth organizations with standards of benevolence, integrity, and moral excellence.
The OSF 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 OSF focuses on research because we all know we will have to continue to manage the problem until we solve it. We focus our efforts on cancer because it touches so many lives worldwide, cancer does not discriminate. 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 www.OrlandoSportsFoundation.com
About ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 32-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, nine college basketball events, and a college softball event, in addition to a new college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes.
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.