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2024 StaffDNA Cure Bowl Scheduled for December 20 on ESPN 

June 6, 2024 | nathan

2024 StaffDNA Cure Bowl Scheduled for December 20 on ESPN 

ORLANDO, FLA. ( – The 2024 StaffDNA Cure Bowl will be played at Camping World Stadium on Friday, Dec. 20. Kick off for the 10th annual StaffDNA Cure Bowl, which is operated by the Orlando Sports Foundation in collaboration with ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, is set for noon on ESPN. 

“The Orlando Sports Foundation looks forward to hosting the 10th edition of the StaffDNA Cure Bowl on December 20, and we are honored to 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 nine 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 $1.6 million of the funds distributed. 

The StaffDNA Cure Bowl matchup will be announced on Sunday, December 8. Participating teams in the game will be from the American Athletic Conference, Sun Belt, Mid-American Conference (MAC), and Conference USA. 

Last year, Appalachian State notched a 13-9 victory over Miami (Ohio) in a game-long rainstorm during the 2023 Cure Bowl at FBC Mortgage Stadium.  

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


About the StaffDNA Cure Bowl 

The StaffDNA 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 StaffDNA Cure Bowl directly benefit cancer research organizations such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Since 2015, the bowl has helped raise a collective $4.1 million dollars to benefit cancer research. To learn more, visit 


About the 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 


About ESPN Events 

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2024, the 34-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, the premiere regular season college softball and gymnastics events, as well as the Band of the Year National Championship. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, 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.

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