Verizon Wireless Provides Generous Gift for Kids at Bowl

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ImageThanks to Verizon Wireless, 200 youth from Promises2Kids will enjoy a memorable evening at the 2010 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. The company’s generous financial contribution is making it possible for these kids to be treated with game tickets and souvenir sweatshirts.

Kickoff for the 33rd annual game is 7 p.m. PT on Thursday, December 30th at Qualcomm Stadium. The game pits the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3) against the Washington Huskies (6-6).

Bridgepoint Education named Promises2Kids as the designated bowl game charity when it assumed title sponsorship last April. The charity receives $1 from each game ticket sold, and will be profiled in several bowl events leading up to, and including the game. To date, nearly 60,000 tickets have been sold for the event.

“This is a special time of year, so we’re excited to spread the holiday spirit and give the children of Promises2Kids the opportunity to attend the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Game,” said Luis Cruz, region president of Verizon Wireless. “We’re honored to be part of this bowl that shares our commitment to improving our local community.”

Originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County, Promises2Kids is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has led the fight against child abuse and neglect in the County of San Diego. No other organization in the area offers such a broad array of support systems, nor does any other organization in the area offer such a wealth of opportunity to connect with a wide variety of resources, programs, and collaborative partners focused on eliminating child abuse. The Chief Executive Officer of Promises2Kids is the former two-term Mayor of San Diego, the Honorable Susan Golding.

“We’re so appreciative to Bridgepoint Education for linking our game with this most worthy charity,” said 2010 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl President Eric Graves. “And for Verizon Wireless to step up and support this effort is incredible. These kids will most certainly have a terrific time December 30th thanks to this corporate generosity.”

For game tickets, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.BridgepointEducationHolidayBowl.com.

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