National Funding, this year’s title sponsor of the Holiday Bowl, announced today that the platform has pledged up to $100,000 to match all public ticket donations for first responders and military service members. To date, National Lending has deployed more than $1.5 billion nationally. The San Diego business community and local San Diegans have the opportunity to help National Funding send up to 8,000 police officers, firefighters, sheriffs, lifeguards, paramedics, emergency supporters and military personnel to enjoy America’s Finest Bowl Experience.
“We’ve been thrilled to sponsor the Holiday Bowl for the past two years as a way to support our hometown,” commented National Funding CEO and founder Dave Gilbert. “This year, we wanted to offer something special to our first responders and the military, who are such a vital part of the San Diego community. We are matching donations as a way to collectively thank and recognize their important contributions to the city and the country.”
Local businesses or individuals who wish to support National Funding’s efforts to send local first responders to the game can learn more here; the deadline to pledge tickets is 9 December. Tickets will be distributed by the National Funding Holiday Bowl directly to first responder groups in San Diego. The National Funding Holiday Bowl kicks off at 4:00 p.m. PST, Tuesday, December 27th and features a classic college football rivalry between the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences.