October 8, 2013 - National University has been named the title sponsor of the 2013 Holiday Bowl, bowl president Bill Geppert announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The National University Holiday Bowl, as it will be known, celebrates its 36th game this year when it pairs teams from the Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences. The game is set for Monday, Dec. 30 with a 7:15 p.m. PT kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
"We are excited to partner with National University, a prominent educational institution for the 2013 Holiday Bowl," Geppert said. "It's a bonus when you welcome a fellow nonprofit organization into the mix. We have many of the same objectives – including supporting the community – and we are eager to get going. It's an exciting time."
"Sponsoring the National University Holiday Bowl deepens our support of the communities in which we serve, while showcasing our commitment to accessible, lifelong learning to a national audience," said Dr. Michael Cunningham, president of National University. "National University and the Holiday Bowl also share a nonprofit mission that dates back to both institutions' foundations in the 1970s. We are excited and proud to be a part of one of the bowl season's most anticipated and beloved annual traditions, the Holiday Bowl."
The Holiday Bowl was established in 1978 and is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing one of the nation's most exciting bowl games and festival of events. Since the organization's inception in 1978, the effort has contributed more than $600 million to the San Diego economy.
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California. With 30,000 students and more than 130,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.
For ticket information, call the National University Holiday Bowl ticket office at (619) 285-5059 or visit www.HolidayBowl.com.