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San Diego County Credit Union marks 10th year of title sponsorship of San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego State University and Navy to meet at Qualcomm® Stadium on Dec. 23; Katriz Trinidad to sing National Anthem
12/10/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU is marking its 10th year of title sponsorship for the 10th annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
SDCCU has served as title sponsor of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl since the bowl game’s inception in 2005. The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is the only college football bowl game among America’s 39 college football bowl games to have a credit union as a title sponsor.
Kickoff for the 2014 game is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The game will be broadcasted live before a nationwide audience on ESPN-TV and ESPN-Radio.
The bowl game will match the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen (6-5) against the San Diego State University Aztecs (7-5) from the Mountain West Conference. The same two teams previously met in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in 2010, when the Aztecs dominated Navy 35-10.
The bowl game will be Navy’s 11th bowl appearance in the last 12 years, as well as the Mids’ fifth trip to San Diego for a bowl game and the team’s fourth trip to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The Aztecs will play in their fifth consecutive bowl game under head coach Rocky Long.
“San Diego State University and Navy are an ideal matchup to help celebrate the 10th anniversary San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. With Navy’s presence in our community, it’s like having two hometown teams meet for an exciting game,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “And to keep with the hometown theme, we are also looking forward to an outstanding performance of the National Anthem by a local up-and-coming star.”
Katriz Trinidad, the 16-year-old from Chula Vista who starred on The Voice this past season, is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the 10th anniversary game. All three judges were blown away by the teen’s performance during the blind auditions of The Voice U.S. Season 7. Ultimately, following a standing ovation from Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, Trinidad joined Team Pharrell, the artist and producer behind the hit song “Happy.”
Tickets for the 2014 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl range from $45 to $80 and can be purchased through the bowl’s ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium, Gate A, or by calling (619) 285-5039. Tickets also can be purchased online at PoinsettiaBowl.com, or through TicketMaster® at (800) 745-3000, or at any TicketMaster outlet.
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego also is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl’s charity beneficiary. One dollar from every admission ticket sold will help the charity grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Over the past nine years, about $400,000 has been generated for Make-A-Wish from ticket sales from the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
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 nine San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl games have added a combined $82.6 million of revenue into the local economy. View the infographic for details.
The 2013 bowl game featured the Utah State Aggies defeating the Northern Illinois University Huskies, 21-14, in front of 23,408 fans. Utah State, winner of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West, finished its season 9-5 and played in a third straight bowl game, a school record. Northern Illinois University (12-2) posted a school-record 12 consecutive victories before ending the season with two straight losses.
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 others, 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.
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 $6.7 billion, over 276,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.