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Oct 18, 2007

Spherion Named Title Sponsor of Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Airlines

Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan announced today that Spherion Corporation, a leading provider of recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions, has been designated title sponsor for the Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Airlines. “We are very proud that Spherion will now be a part of the storied tradition of the Citrus Parade and the other great festivities surrounding the exciting bowl week in Orlando,” said Roy Krause, president and CEO of Spherion. With 660 offices in the United […]

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Sep 20, 2007

Machine Gun” Kelly Entertains at FCSports Speaker Series

Florida Citrus Sports welcomed former Buffalo Bills and Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jim Kelly to its quarterly Speaker Series this morning as it hosted a breakfast at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando.  The Hall of Fame quarterback joined a full house of FCSports members for breakfast before sitting down and being interviewed as part of the event. WFTV sports director Zach Klein served as the event’s emcee, interviewing Kelly for over 30 minutes.  Topics ranged from Kelly’s days in Miami […]

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Jul 10, 2007

Florida State to Play Neutral Site Game in Orlando

Florida State University has reached an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to play a neutral site football game in Orlando, pending a renovation of the city�s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. The game, which would pit the Seminoles against a quality non-conference opponent, would be played in either 2012 or 2013. �We�re excited about the opportunity to play a game in an important Florida market such as Orlando,� said FSU Athletics Director Dave Hart. �The economics and fan experience available in […]

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Jun 29, 2007

Orlando Harley-Davidson Visits Summer Camp

Orlando Harley-Davidson visited FCSports Summer Camp on Friday, June 26 for an afternoon of demonstrations and education about the business of one of America’s iconic brands. The event, held at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in conjunction with Junior Achivement of Central Florida, covered many different aspects of the motorcycle industry. Campers watched the award-winning Orlando-Harley Davidson drill team perform, and then rotated through a series of career stations where they learned about the various jobs that make the business […]

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Jun 18, 2007

Spurrier Starts Speaker Series

Legendary head ‘ball coach Steve Spurrier was the first guest of the 2007-08 FCSports Speaker Series, appearing for an evening engagement at the Orlando Science Center on June 13. The event, sponsored by the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., was attended by over 250 FCSports members and guests. After a cocktail hour featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, attendees were ushered into the Science Center’s “Dino Digs” area. There, the South Carolina head […]

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May 18, 2007

Member-Guest Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $7,000 For FCSports Foundation

FCSports members and sponsors introduced a number of newcomers to the organization at the 2007 Member-Guest Golf Tournament presented by Florida Hospital and the law firm of Roetzel & Andress. The event, held at two courses of the Grand Cypress Resort, raised nearly $7,000 for the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation. Mike Tyson and Ed Woldert were named grand champions of the event for shooting a combined 13-under 59 on the resort’s North/East Course. Gregg Biro and Jay Degeare were also […]

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Apr 13, 2007

Florida Citrus Sports And ESPN Announce 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN announced the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.    Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off live on Monday, Jan. 1, 2008 on ABC.   The Champs Sports Bowl has continued to make great progress since moving to Orlando.  Last year’s attendance figure of 40,168 was the […]

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