ORLANDO, FL. – Two Central Florida charities have partnered to celebrate senior high school baseball all-stars from Orange and Seminole County at the conclusion of the 2022 spring baseball season. The Cure All-Stars Baseball Game will be hosted by the Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF) and the Florida Collegiate Summer League (Florida League) on May 21st 12PM at Sanford Memorial Stadium. All proceeds from the event will support the two non-profits.
A committee of local coaches will select participants to compete in the two-day event. Baseball players from Orange and Seminole County who achieve excellence in the classroom and on the ball-field will be considered for participation in the special event. The games will feature player introductions, special first pitch appearances, guest speakers, color guards, national anthem singers, and a Cure All-Stars version of a stand up for cancer tribute that will mirror the Major League Baseball all-star and playoff games stand up. A live broadcast of the event will also be made available.
“We look forward to working with the Florida Collegiate Summer League and continuing our efforts with Orange and Seminole county coaches and student athletes to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer” said Alan Gooch CEO of the Orlando Sports Foundation.
Stefano Foggi, president of the Florida Collegiate Summer League, did not hesitate when the Orlando Sports Foundation expressed an interest in partnering with the league to host the event.
“I realized very quickly that this All-Star game would have the potential to have a major impact beyond the field of play, and that is what our league has been about since its founding in 2004,” Foggi said. “To partner with a great organization like the OSF to host an event to celebrate senior baseball players in Central Florida and support cancer research is something we are very proud to be a part of.”
Several different sponsorship levels will be available for this event offering local businesses the opportunity to support a great cause as well. For more information, you can contact Stefano Foggi (SFoggi@FloridaLeague.com). You can also stay tuned to OrlandoSportsFoundation.org and FloridaLeague.com for information and future roster announcements.
About The Orlando Sports Foundation:
The OSF is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for cancer research. The “Cure” name is well known in Orlando as the OSF hosts the Cure Bowl each year at Exploria Stadium. The most recent edition featured a thriller between Northern Illinois and Coastal Carolina who won 47-41. The foundation hosts several other events throughout the year including the Cure All-Star
Football game, the “Strike out Breast Cancer” bowling event, the 5K Race 2Cure, and the annual Cure Cup golf event. In all, The OSF has raised over $3.8 million for cancer research through these events.
Find out more at OrlandoSportsFoundation.org
About The Florida League:
The Florida League is a college summer baseball league that exists for the benefit of baseball players and the communities in which its teams compete. All games are family friendly and community oriented. Since 2004, nearly 500 players who have played in the league have gone on to get drafted, and 31 of those have made it to Major League Baseball. Notable local products include Jacob deGrom, Jonathan Lucroy, Mike McClendon, Shane Greene, Tomas Nido and Austin Hays. Beyond the field, the league offers valuable internships to over 40 college interns each summer and has helped raise funds for countless organizations in Central Florida through involvement at their games in the summer.
Find out more at FloridaLeague.com