Aug 31, 2023

FWAA to present Cheez-It National Team of the Week each Monday

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Cheez-It National Team of the Week will be presented each Monday during the college football regular season. Each week, the All-America Committee of the Football Writers Association will honor one outstanding team performance. The 2023 season is the 22nd for the program, which features new branding in partnership with Cheez-It, the cheeziest sponsor of college football, and Florida Citrus Sports, the Orlando-based non-profit that organizes the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. Once again, the honored team will be presented with a […]

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Aug 29, 2023

Simon Dover Named New Florida Citrus Sports Chief Financial Officer

Simon Dover has been named Chief Financial Officer at Florida Citrus Sports. A former finance executive in the athletic departments at West Virginia University, Rice University and Oakland University, Dover began his new role in Orlando on August 28. Dover replaces Scott Herring, retiring after nine years in the position. Dover most recently served six years as Executive Associate Athletics Director for Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer at West Virginia University. With the Mountaineers, Dover directed the overall management […]

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May 31, 2023

Dates set for 2023-24 Orlando bowl slate

Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Pop-Tarts Bowl and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl games were announced Wednesday as part of ESPN’s 2023-24 college football schedule release. Pop-Tarts®, the iconic brand known for mixing flavor and fun to create indulgent snacks for any occasion, announced its next Crazy Good takeover with the Pop-Tarts Bowl at Camping World Stadium this December. The Pop-Tarts Bowl, formerly known as the Cheez-It Bowl, featuring top teams from the Atlantic Coast and Big 12 Conferences, will […]

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May 19, 2023

Diana Booker Named Howard Palmer Award Winner

Twenty honored at Member Celebration presented by AdventHealth Diana Booker is the latest honoree to receive Florida Citrus Sports’ Howard Palmer Award, the organization’s most prestigious member honor, presented in recognition of a lifetime of service without regard for personal recognition. The longtime chair of the not-for-profit’s audit committee, Booker accepted the award Thursday at Florida Citrus Sports’ annual Member Celebration gala at Full Sail Live. Booker currently serves as Chief Financial Officer/Accounting, for GD2 Global, LLC, and Chief Financial […]

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Mar 29, 2023

2023-24 LEADERSHIP UPDATE: Castino Begins Term as President, Dougherty Moves to Chairman

As Florida Citrus Sports kicked off its 2023-24 season on April 1, Steve Castino, Chief Growth Officer for Rehmann, officially took over as the organization’s 46th president, while outgoing president Ed Dougherty of Massey Services began his one-year term as chairman. Castino will lead the day-to-day activities of the organization’s board of directors. In his role with Rehmann, Castino oversees all growth-related efforts for the firm. This includes merger and acquisition strategy, forecasting growth as part of their budgeting process, […]

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Feb 14, 2023

2023 Driving Impact Auction Catalog

Before the second annual Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Classic presented by AdventHealth takes place Monday, Feb. 20 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, participants and guests will come together to celebrate the occasion at the Pairings Party presented by Eventellect. 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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Feb 14, 2023

2023 Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Roster Announced

The second annual Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Classic presented by AdventHealth takes place Monday, Feb. 20 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Take a look below at the full celebrity lineup for Monday’s outing.

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Feb 05, 2023

PHOTO GALLERY: 2022-23 Volunteer Appreciation Party

On Feb. 2, Florida Citrus Sports welcomed more than 150 volunteers to the Varsity Club in Camping World Stadium for the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Party.

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Jan 26, 2023

Florida Citrus Sports Mourns the Passing of Harvey Massey

Today we mourn the loss of a legend. Harvey Massey was a champion of Orlando since he arrived in our community nearly four decades ago. You might think that building a company the size of Massey Services would consume all of Harvey’s time. However, he always found time for his family and his community. We will be forever grateful for the time and energy he gave our organization. Please join us in celebrating the memories and accomplishments of a true […]

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Dec 04, 2022


The 2022-23 bowl lineup is set! Orlando will host the LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on Jan. 2, while the Florida State Seminoles and the Oklahoma Sooners square off in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29. BUY CHEEZ-IT CITRUS BOWL TICKETS BUY CHEEZ-IT BOWL TICKETS Cheez-It Citrus Bowl The LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers will play in the 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports chairman Paul Mears III and CEO Steve Hogan […]

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