For the first time, Rady Children's Hospital has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl game. Bridgepoint Education has pledged to donate $1 for every Holiday Bowl ticket sold to the local hospital. Last year, nearly 60,000 Holiday Bowl tickets were sold.
The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl is pleased to help raise awareness for Rady Children's Hospital. The 2012 bowl teams, UCLA and Baylor, will take team captains to the hospital for a visit during Bowl Week and Rady Children's will be recognized throughout the game.
"On behalf of the 155, 000 patients at Rady Children's Hospital, we are honored to be the beneficiary of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl this year," said Carol Damon-Scherer (Interim Executive Director). "We wish the best of luck to both UCLA and Baylor."
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl has once again designated Make-A-Wish® San Diego as beneficiary of the Poinsettia Bowl. Again, $1 from every game ticket is donated to the Foundation.
"Make-A-Wish is so grateful to be a part of the magic the Poinsettia Bowl continues to bring to our San Diego Wish families," said Alex Cano, Community Development Manager. "Our families are so blessed by this opportunity and every moment is a memory they talk about for years."
More than 500 members of the "Wish Family," including wish children, their parents and siblings, and dedicated volunteers will attend the Poinsettia Bowl as special guests. They will enjoy a private tailgate party and be provided sweatshirts, prizes and a great block of seats. These guests will participate in the pregame parade on the field and six lucky kids will serve in the roles of honorary team captains, coin toss participants and more. One young man will even sing the national anthem.
Make-A-Wish® San Diego has served as the beneficiary of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl since the game's inception in 2005.
The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, featuring the UCLA Bruins and Baylor Bears, kicks off at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium. The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20 at Qualcomm Stadium. The game features the San Diego State Aztecs and the BYU Cougars.