UR considers dropping Courage Bowl

UR officials are considering dropping the Courage Bowl from the football team’s schedule, effective next fall.

The Courage Bowl, an annual competition which has pitted the Yellowjackets against St. John Fisher College since 1989, has served as one of the athletic department’s greatest humanitarian efforts in recent decades. The game generates funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times, supporting children with cancer, and last month raised over $30,000 for the organization.

UR Athletic Director George VanderZwaag has declined to comment, but speculators believe the team’s potential withdrawal from the Bowl is related to the Yellowjackets’ recent struggles against Fisher. The team hasn’t beaten Fisher in the pairs’ last ten meetings, including this year’s 52-3 humiliation, while averaging a 22-point margin of defeat.

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One Response to “UR considers dropping Courage Bowl”

  1. kolfano says:

    The Courage Bowl is all about raising money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. It is disappointing to hear that the tens of thousands of dollars that are raised each year will be lost. I saw the children of Camp Good Days and Special Times faces light up with joy and excitement throughout the entire game. This is a great experience for the kids because they are not concerned with what the scoreboard says; they are just happy to take part in such a wonderful fund-raising game that can really touch their hearts and make a difference for Camp Good Days and Special Times. I truly hope that the University of Rochester and St. John Fisher College come to an agreement so that the children of Camp Good Days and Special Times can enjoy the Courage bowl with these athletes.


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