Jun 06, 2024

Dates Set for 2024-25 Orlando Bowl Slate

Pop-Tarts Bowl – Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Cheez-It Citrus Bowl – Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Pop-Tarts Bowl and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl games were announced this afternoon as part of ESPN’s 2024-25 college football schedule release.  Fresh off an award-winning 2023 debut, the Pop-Tarts Bowl will return to a weekend time slot in 2024, with the Crazy Good sequel premiering on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The […]

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May 21, 2024

Dr. Kerry Schwartz Named Howard Palmer Award Winner

UPDATE: 6/28/24 Last Saturday at Camping World Stadium, at an event hosted by longtime Florida Citrus Sports partner AdventHealth, approximately 400 students from across Orange County participated in free sports physicals and electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings in preparation for the 2024-25 school year. On Thursday at Oak Ridge High School, AdventHealth cardiologist Dr. Kerry Schwartz was once again on hand—this time to offer additional, complimentary cardiac screening for any student who received an abnormal ECG result at Saturday’s event. The effort […]

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May 17, 2024

Florida Citrus Sports Announces Retirement of Operations SVP Susan Fortini

ORLANDO, Florida — Florida Citrus Sports today announced the retirement of Susan Fortini, Senior Vice President of Operations, effective May 3. Over the past eight years, Fortini played an integral role in shaping the organization’s operational strategies and ensuring a seamless experience for participants and VIPs at major stadium events. “Susan has been a cornerstone of Florida Citrus Sports across multiple tenures, and her contributions have been invaluable to our success,” said Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports. “Her leadership, […]

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Apr 06, 2024

2024 Driving Impact Auction Catalog

Before the third annual Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Classic presented by AdventHealth takes place Monday, April 8, at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, participants and guests will come together at the Pairings Party presented by Eventellect to celebrate the occasion. As part of the evening, Florida Citrus Sports will host live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences like ticket packages for upcoming sporting events, hotel staycation packages, autographed memorabilia and more. All proceeds will benefit Lift Orlando. […]

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Apr 05, 2024

2024-25 LEADERSHIP UPDATE: Line Clary Begins Term as President, Castino Moves to Chairman

As Florida Citrus Sports kicked off its 2024-25 season on April 1, Sharon Line Clary, Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Communications at AdventHealth, officially took over as the organization’s 47th president, while outgoing president Steve Castino of Rehmann began his one-year term as chairman. Line Clary will lead the day-to-day activities of the organization’s board of directors. In her role with AdventHealth, she oversees strategic marketing for the nationally ranked health care system which encompasses 16 hospitals, 22 emergency […]

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Mar 28, 2024

Florida Lottery, Department of Education visit Jones High School to promote Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Flanked by top representatives from OCPS and the Florida Department of Education, Secretary John Davis of the Florida Lottery took the stage in the Jones High School auditorium Tuesday to deliver an important message to 150 Tigers freshmen and sophomores about the Bright Futures scholarship program. The initiative, supported by the Lottery, has helped more than 950,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution in the Sunshine State since its establishment in 1997, with many attending state universities and vocational schools […]

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Mar 21, 2024

2024 Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Roster Announced

The third annual Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Classic presented by AdventHealth takes place Monday, April 8 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Take a look below at the full celebrity lineup for Monday’s outing.

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Nov 10, 2023

Florida Citrus Sports and College Football Playoff Foundation Team Up to Fund $10K in Classroom Projects at Clay Springs Elementary

APOPKA, Florida (Friday, Nov. 10, 2023) — Florida Citrus Sports and the College Football Playoff Foundation have teamed up to provide Clay Springs Elementary with a $10,000 DonorsChoose flash funding grant to support classroom projects on the Orange County campus this school year. Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan joined Orange County District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools District 7 Board Member Melissa Byrd, OCPS Chief of Staff Dr. Bridget Williams, Clay Springs principal Rebecca McDaid and several […]

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Oct 04, 2023

Florida Citrus Sports Mourns Passing of Longtime Executive Director Chuck Rohe

CHARLES H. “CHUCK” ROHE, 1931-2023 Groundbreaking former Florida Citrus Sports executive director and Tennessee track & field coach built an unforgettable legacy in the sports community. ORLANDO, FLORIDA  – Charles H. “Chuck” Rohe, a legendary coach and bowl administrator, passed on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the age of 92. Rohe, who served as Executive Director of Florida Citrus Sports from 1982-2002, was an iconic figure in Orlando sports history for his pursuit of big-time events. Under Rohe’s leadership, the […]

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Sep 29, 2023


IRVING, Texas (Sept. 29, 2023) – The College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF), Florida Citrus Sports (FCS), and Lift Orlando unveiled an Extra Yard Makeover at Orange Center Elementary in Orlando today. Part of the 2023 Big 12 Homecoming tour to welcome UCF Athletics to the conference, the new STEM center will impact students in the Communities of West Lakes surrounding Camping World Stadium for years to come. The Orange Center Elementary makeover comes on the heels of Extra Yard for […]

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