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AutoNation Sponsors College Bowl Game, Will Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

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Ft. Lauderdale-based auto retailer AutoNation on Thursday announced that it "will sponsor a college football bowl game starting next year, with a portion of proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation," according to Doreen Hemlock of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. The AutoNation Cure B...

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