The Orlando Sports Foundation, Inc. ( OSF), founded in May 2008, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funding and awareness for cancer research. The foundation works with national and local stakeholders to join our mission to “bring teams together to find a cure for cancer.” The Orlando Sports Foundation focuses on research that will solve cancer. Our goal is not to manage cancer. Our goal is to find a cure for cancer.
OSF hosts many fundraising events throughout the year, benefiting a short list of cancer and cancer research causes. One such event, ESPN Events Cure Bowl, which is an NCAA college football bowl, has helped to put Orlando at the center of some of the world’s most significant advancements in cancer science. Since 2015, the bowl has raised a collective $3.88 million. Over $1 million of the funds raised have gone to Dr. Annette Khaled, professor at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and head of the medical school’s cancer research division.
With the combined support of residents, loyal sports fans, and other partners, the OSF is further dedicated and committed to serving the challenges of cancer awareness and elimination, invigorating the athletic community and supporting youth organizations with standards of benevolence, integrity, and moral excellence.