ORLANDO, Fla. (OrlandoSportsFoundation.com) – As a part of the AutoNation Cure Bowl benefiting BCRF, executive director Alan Gooch awarded Louisiana Lafayette’s junior linebacker Alonzo Brown and Tulane’s redshirt senior offensive lineman John Leglue with Community Service Soldier Medallions. The soldiers were recognized on Thursday at the AutoNation Cure Bowl Press Conference at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort Convention Center.
The recipients of the medals led their squads through their activities in the community. These individuals’ values stand in line with the AutoNation Cure Bowl’s cause – bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer.
The press conference opened with Dr. Annette Khaled from the UCF College of Medicine providing an update on her research. She has received $1.1 million from BCRF of the funds raised during the first three games.
The AutoNation Cure Bowl also unveiled a new mascot “CB” at the press conference. It was his first official visit with the media. He also made appearances at Wednesday’s Welcome Reception and Tuesday’s CFE Cure Bowl All-Stars Game.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, Friday’s Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands at Universal City Walk Lagoon and Plaza Stage has been canceled. Both bands will help kick off the Feeding Children Everywhere Charity Event on Friday afternoon.
Festivities on Saturday will kick off with the AutoNation Pregame Tailgate and Concert at Tinker Field starting at 10:30 a.m. Multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer will take the stage at 11:30 a.m. for a 75-minute set.
The fourth-annual AutoNation Cure Bowl presented by Florida Hospital kicks off on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network. Locally, fans can listen to the Touchdown Radio network’s broadcast on iHeart Media’s Real Radio 104.1 FM.