College football fans at today’s AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla., are getting a taste of the offshore powerboat racing world thanks to Randy and Kim Sweers of FB Marine Group headquatered in Pompano Beach. For the fourth year in a row, the Sweers family (including their son, Chase) brought their 40-foot AutoNation-badged MTI catamaran for display near the AutoNation VIP tent outside the Citrus Bowl stadium, where Western Kentucky University is squaring off against Georgia State University.
For the fourth consecutive year, FB Marine Group is working to promote a great cause with its 40-foot raceboat on display at today’s Cure Bowl (click image to enlarge).
“The Cure Bowl is the only college bowl where all the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,” said Sweers, whose wife was diagnosed—and beat—the disease several years ago. “Last year, I think the check AutoNation wrote to the BCRF was for about $1.5 million.”
Sweers first learned about and became involved with the Cure Bowl through Indy car racer and 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. That year, Sweers badged his 40-foot canopied cat the Hunter-Reay Racing For Cancer organization.
“We ‘donated the boat’ that year to his foundation,” he said. “They do amazing work.”