FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that the double platinum, award-winning, Eli Young Band, will perform at the second annual, AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party and Concert at Tinker Field, next to Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida.
On December 17th, AutoNation will sponsor the second AutoNation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium, to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF is also the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator. AutoNation has committed a total of $2,000,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to invest in the world's most promising research.
"We are pleased to join AutoNation in the fight against cancer. This disease hits close to home for many people, so being a part of raising awareness is very important to us," said the Eli Young Band when commenting on performing at the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party and Concert.
Each ticket to the AutoNation Cure Bowl game admits entry into the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party and Concert. Tickets can be purchased by visiting CureBowl.com. The game day events will start at 3:00pm. Gates into the stadium open at 4:00pm and kick-off is at 5:30pm.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF is one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits and the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
About AutoNation Cure Bowl
The AutoNation Cure Bowl's goal, presented by Florida Hospital, is to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer. This goal became a reality in 2015 when the organization and AutoNation, its title sponsor, presented a record breaking $1.15 million to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at the inaugural bowl game. This donation is the highest amount given in the history of college football bowls from a single bowl to its cancer research foundation charity partner. This year's game will be played December 17th at Orlando's Camping World Stadium and televised nationwide on CBS Sports Network, at 5:30pm EST.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of September 30, 2016, AutoNation owned and operated 371 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 10 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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