The UCF College of Medicine is a research-based medical school with a culture based on partnerships and collaboration. The college’s medical and biomedical programs capitalize on UCF’s existing strengths in biological sciences, modeling and simulation, engineering, optics and photonics, psychology, chemistry, film and digital media, business and nursing. The college is also the home of Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) researcher Dr. Annette Khaled, the head of the Division of Cancer Research. She has received $1.2 million of the funds raised in the first three Cure Bowl games played.
The Cure Bowl is a platform to help raise funds to benefit the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer organization, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is committed to exclusively funding cancer research. By investing in research, we all have the power to transform this diagnosis and save lives. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. This year, BCRF has awarded $66 million to support the work of more than 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 15 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.—the only one with an “A+” from CharityWatch and Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars. Every dollar makes a difference. We are all part of the cure. The end of breast cancer begins with you.
The American Athletic Conference consists of 13 prestigious institutions: the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, East Carolina University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, the U.S. Naval Academy (in football only), the University of South Florida Southern Methodist University, Temple University, Tulane University, the University of Tulsa, and Wichita State University (in basketball and Olympic sports). The American has taken its place at the forefront of intercollegiate athletics, with a collection of national team and individual championships and football and men’s and women’s basketball postseason victories that place The American among the elite Division I FBS conferences. The Cure Bowl is one of the seven postseason bowl game tie-ins for The American.
The Sun Belt Conference features 12 teams – Appalachian State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (in Olympic sports), Arkansas State University, Coastal Carolina University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, University of Louisiana-Monroe, University of South Alabama, University of Texas Arlington (in Olympic sports) Texas State University and Troy University. The Sun Belt Conference continues to challenge itself, and its competitors, in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. Not content with being simply the youngest football conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the conference has shown that it can rise each and every season that comes along. The Sun Belt is also noteworthy for its attempts to make each of its championship events in every sport a special moment in the lives of its student-athletes and its many fans and followers.
Since its inception in 1946, the Mid-American Conference has progressively grown and developed into one of the most aggressive Division I conferences in the country. One of only 10 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in March of 2009. The league hosts championships in 23 sports, including neutral-site events at some of the finest facilities in the nation – football (Ford Field, Detroit), men’s and women’s basketball (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland), softball (Firestone Stadium, Akron) and baseball (Sprenger Stadium, Avon, Ohio). The MAC secured a two-year contract extension with Ford Field to host the MAC Football Championship Game through the 2021 football season.
Conference USA continues to compete and promote the success of its student-athletes. The league has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics in its 26-year history, but the commitment to excellence, integrity, leadership and its student-athletes in competition, academics and community is unwavering. Conference USA enjoys a far-reaching fan base with its 14 members: Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA and WKU.
FBC Mortgage, LLC (“FBC”) is a Top 20 National Mortgage Lender headquartered in Orlando, Florida. FBC is licensed in 48 states and has over 80 branches and nearly 700 employees nationwide. FBC specializes in residential mortgage lending through our retail and wholesale/correspondent channels, and offers purchase, refinance, construction, and renovation loans. We focus on providing our customers and business partners with industry best practices and service. Many of the nation’s largest real estate firms and builders rely on FBC for their mortgage needs, along with a large referral base of satisfied past customers.
The Cure Bowl will be nationally televised on ESPN. ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment brand featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets. In 2019, across its TV and digital platforms, ESPN presented 24,749 live events and 83,340 total live hours of studio and event programming.
SoftWash Systems through their equipment, chemicals, education and support have been able to assemble a International Network of exterior cleaning companies that are similarly prepared to serve you. All of this with our training and events throughout the US for our in-network soft washing professionals. The company’s mission statement is to create soft washing opportunities in faith, family and legacy. SoftWash Systems vision is to see 1,000 softwashing businesses worldwide, thriving under our business model by the year 2040.
FFVA Mutual is a Florida-based regional insurance carrier specializing in workers’ compensation since 1956. FFVA Mutual history began in 1956 with a need to provide workers’ compensation insurance for agricultural workers in Florida. That year, the FFVA Self Insurers Fund was established to help their sister company, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, obtain coverage for their members’ employees. Forty years later in 1996, the Self Insurers Fund evolved into FFVA Mutual Insurance Company. In 1998, the decision was made to expand into all market segments and become licensed in additional states. Today, FFVA Mutual provides coverage to businesses throughout the Southeast including automotive, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, and service industries.
The Orlando Utilities Commission is a municipally-owned public utility providing water and electric service to the citizens of Orlando, Florida and portions of adjacent unincorporated areas of Orange County, as well as St. Cloud, Florida, in Osceola County. OUC also owns and operates seven water plants and a distribution network of more than 1,700 miles of pipe. OUC’s water is pumped from the Lower Floridan Aquifer and treated with ozone to reduce the need for other chemicals.
WithumSmith+Brown brings clients the benefits of a larger organization without sacrificing the attention and personal service that one expects from a local business. Their clients represent a broad spectrum of industries and range in size from small, entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar, publicly-held companies. The Firm has a staff of nearly 1,000 with more than 750 professionals and 450 CPAs providing accounting, audit, tax and business advisory services.
What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 180 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year. The airline, along with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves an extensive domestic and international network that includes 319 destinations in 54 countries on six continents, as of October 2016. Delta is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance. Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried, revenue passenger-kilometers flown and fleet size. In 2018, Delta ranked No. 75 in the Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
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We appreciate the support of the Cure Bowl with ticket donations to teams in support of cancer research.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of the Cure Classic All-Stars Game
Complete List of all Cure Bowl Partners
|Thomas Borgia – J Raymond Construction|
|Ted Coltrain – Dickinson Fleet Services|
|Megan Dowdy – Megan Dowdy Realty|
|Alan Gooch – Tizon Commercial|
|Joel Johnson – SST Rehab|
|Michael Manglardi – Martinez Manglardi|
|Mack McLaughlin – FX Design Group|
|John Rhodes – ICN Homes|
|Rob Roberson – Innovative Reasoning|
|Scott and Susan Rose|
|Kay Stanney – Design Interactive|
|Kathleen Albert – NEP Group|
|Ray Bastin – Withum|
|Micky Grindstaff – Shutts|
|John Petrakis – Jonco / McDonald’s|
|Al Sarabasa – D&A Building Services|
|Jeff Lagos – Insurance Office of America|
|Gregory D. Lee – Holland & Knight|
|Thomas McAleavey – Baker Hostetler|
|Katie Davis – James Moore & Co.|
|Bill Moss – DM Associates|
|Alan Hair – FFVA Mutual|
|Mark Brown – Priority Health Rx|
|Eric Golden – Burr & Forman|
|Michael Vitale – Baker Hostetler|
|Ed & Cheryl Rose|
|Michael Sleaford – CenterState Bank|
|Mary Lou Sole|
|Richard A. Anderson – One Florida Bank|
|Glenn Closson – Ivanhoe Park Brewing|
|Ryan Vandenburgh – Valley Bank|
|Jordan Edwards – JA Edwards of America
Mike Palmer – Nona Scientific
Dickinson Fleet Services
FX Design Group
Insurance Office of America
JA Edwards of America
J Raymond Construction
Jonco / McDonald’s
Megan Dowdy Realty
Priority Health Rx
The Ronald E. Dowdy Family
All Aspects Dental Lab
American Residential Products Inc.
American Athletic Conference
Averett Warmus Durkee
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boy Scouts of America
Brand Catalyst Partners
Brand O’ Guitar Company
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
CBS Sports Network
Chicks Screenprinting Co, Inc.
City of Orlando
Clear Channel Outdoor
Cox Media Group
Dickinson Fleet Services
Delta Air Lines
The First Academy
Florida Hospital Sports Medicine
Hard Rock Live
iHeart Radio FM 969 The Game
Insurance Office of America
Jane’s Short & Sweet
J Philips Investments
J Raymond Construction
JPR Sourcing LLC
Larson & Allen
Loraal Construction Services
Mamas-Sauce Print Shoppe
Martinez Manglardi PA
Megan Dowdy Realty
Orlando Insurance Store
Paragon Case Management
The Park Press
Park Square Homes
Perfect Game Productions
Preferred Benefits Consultants
Randy Baker Productions
Reunion Florida Realty
Right Brain Media
Ron E. Dowdy Family
RVR Consulting Group
Solo Event Planning
The Solutions Group
Snap & Play
Sun Belt Conference
TinMen Creative Solutions
Universal Orlando Resort
UCF Executive Development Center
UCF College of Business
UCF School of Medicine
World Bowling Center
Wydra Technology Services
Center State Bank
Florida Citrus Sports
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Inc.
I4 Business Magazine (SBC Marketing)
NFL Players Association
Orange Appeal (Christy Ashby)
Orlando Business Journal
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
Orlando City Soccer
University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida College of Business
VS Media Group
YMCA of Central Florida
Blake & Mary VanBrunt
Mike & Tim Smyth
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
Orange County Public Schools
Seminole County Public Schools
Sports Fans United
Warriors on the Water – Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat
Sterling Park Elementary
Florida Youth Football and Cheer League
South Lake High School FBLA
Olympia High School
Kiwanis of Avalon Park
Susan G. Komen Florida
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Fundraiser
Cub Scout Pack 922
Central Florida Saints
Winter Springs High School
Oviedo High School
Lake Nona High School
Central Florida YMCA
Girl Scouts of Citrus
REAL: Reaching Every Aspect of Life