May 21, 2024

Dr. Kerry Schwartz Named Howard Palmer Award Winner

Twenty-one honored at Member Celebration presented by AdventHealth   Orlando cardiologist Dr. Kerry Schwartz 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. Dr. Schwartz accepted the award Friday at Florida Citrus Sports’ annual Member Celebration gala presented by AdventHealth, held at the Orlando Science Center. A longtime scout and former representative on Florida Citrus Sports’ board of […]

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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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF FOUNDATION, FLORIDA CITRUS SPORTS AND LIFT ORLANDO UNVEIL STEM CENTER MAKEOVER AT ORANGE CENTER ELEMENTARY TO CELEBRATE UCF AND THE BIG 12

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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Sep 07, 2023

FWAA to present new Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week award

The Football Writers Association of America, Florida Citrus Sports and Pop-Tarts are teaming up to present the Pop-Tarts ‘Crazy Good’ Play of the Week during the 2023-24 college football season. This new weekly award will celebrate the incredible athleticism, awe-inspiring strategy and jaw-dropping “did you see that?” moments from college football each week. The All-America Committee of the Football Writers Association of America will honor one outstanding play each weekend during the regular season. Fans can nominate and vote on […]

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