First Responders treated to National Funding Holiday Bowl

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Title sponsor to match public donations up to $100,000 for game tickets for first responders.

SAN DIEGO – This year’s title sponsor of the Holiday Bowl, local company National Funding, has pledged to match all public ticket donations for first responders and military service members, up to $100,000.  The San Diego business community and local San Diegans have the opportunity to help National Funding send up to 8,000 police officers, firefighters, sheriffs, lifeguards, paramedics, emergency supporters and military personnel to enjoy America’s Finest Bowl Experience.

National Funding CEO and founder, Dave Gilbert has committed this generous giveback on top of his one year title sponsorship agreement and his support of the Holiday Bowl’s pregame FanZone.

“We’ve been thrilled to sponsor the Holiday Bowl for the past two years as a way to support our hometown. This year, we wanted to offer something special to our first responders and the military, who are such a vital part of the San Diego community. We are matching donations as a way to collectively thank and recognize their important contributions to the city and the country.”

Local businesses or individuals who wish to support National Funding’s efforts to send local first responders to the game can learn more at: The deadline to pledge tickets is December 9th. Tickets will be distributed by the National Funding Holiday Bowl directly to first responder groups in San Diego.

The National Funding Holiday Bowl kicks off at 4:00 p.m. PST, Tuesday, December 27th and features a classic college football rivalry between the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences. The National Funding FanZone will kick off four hours before the Holiday Bowl, hosting a craft beer garden, local food trucks, interactive football skills challenges and a sports lounge. Access to the pregame party is included with each game ticket.

About National Funding

National Funding is a pioneer in alternative lending, with a 20 year successful track record helping small business owners.  With over $1.5 billion in capital deployed, the company empowers business owners nationwide across hundreds of industries to grow through tailor made lending solutions. Recognized as one of the nation’s top ten alternative lenders, National Funding has earned industry accolades from INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies and the San Diego Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held companies. For more information, visit