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Cure Bowl March 2Cure Pep Rally

September 27, 2022 | Barry Powers

Cure Bowl March 2Cure Pep Rally

The Orlando Sports Foundation will host a “CURE BOWL MARCH  2CURE PEP RALLY” on Thursday, Oct 6th, 2022, 4-5 pm 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. 16th at 3 pm EST 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  – [email protected]  to RSVP

 The Duluth Trading Cure Bowl matchup will be announced on Sunday, 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. ET, on ESPN 


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 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

About Duluth Trading Co. 

Based in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Duluth Trading Co. and its growing portfolio of brands – Duluth, AKHG™ and Best Made® – cater to the lifestyle of the modern, self-reliant American. 

Duluth Trading’s family of brands offer high-quality, solution-based apparel, accessories and gear for men and women to help them take on life with their own two hands. Duluth Trading honors its roots by creating the hardest-working products, backed by the “Superior Standard,” and commits to providing outstanding customer service under the “No Bull Guarantee.” To learn more, visit or one of the 65 Duluth Trading store locations nationwide. 

About 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.