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2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is set for the day after Christmas

It’s the only college football bowl game in the U.S. that’s sponsored by a credit union

11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is gearing up for the ninth annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the only college football bowl game among the 35 college football bowl games to have a credit union as a title sponsor. The game is set for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Qualcomm® Stadium in San Diego. SDCCU has served as the title sponsor of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl since the bowl game’s inception in 2005.

“We’re looking forward to the big game,” said San Diego County Credit Union President & CEO Teresa Halleck. “SDCCU’s support of this bowl game benefits the entire credit union industry through increased awareness. Credit union customers across the country also are reminded that credit unions contribute to our lives and communities in tangible ways.”

This year’s game will match a team from the Mountain West Conference against a bowl-eligible team, likely from the Mid-American Conference. The game will be broadcasted live before a nationwide audience on ESPN-TV and ESPN-Radio.

According to the San Diego Bowl Game Association, the non-profit entity that produces the game, the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl generates millions of dollars into the San Diego economy during a week when the region’s tourism industry is at one of its slowest times of the year. The mission of the Association is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation’s most exciting bowl games and festival of activities. Officials report that the previous eight San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl games added a combined $75.7 million of revenue into the local economy.

Tickets for the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3500, or by visiting sdccu.com/community. Tickets also can be purchased through the bowl’s ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium Gate A or by calling (619) 285-5039.

SDCCU’s title sponsorship of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is one of many ways that SDCCU gives back to the community. As a not-for-profit organization rooted in helping people, SDCCU is a long-time supporter of more than 75 different local non-profit organizations, including Rady Children’s Hospital, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, San Diego Blood Bank and Scripps Health Foundation, to name a few. At the local level, branches are actively involved in Chambers of Commerce and support charitable organizations and events through sponsorships and active volunteerism.

One dollar of every admission ticket sold to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl goes directly to the San Diego chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, allowing the charity to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.3 billion, more than 250,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. From FREE Checking with eStatements and SDCCU Mobile Deposit, to home and auto loans, Visa credit cards, money market accounts and business banking services, including commercial real estate loans. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. Federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing lender. For more information, visit sdccu.com.

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 33 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.


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