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National Funding Holiday Bowl Kicks off Dec. 30 at Qualcomm Stadium

SAN DIEGO – National Funding will be the title sponsor of the 2015 Holiday Bowl, San Diego Bowl Game Association President Kimberley Layton announced today.  The game will be called the National Funding Holiday Bowl.  Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, though it was revealed to be for the 2015 bowl game only.

Founded in 1999 by USC alumnus David Gilbert, National Funding is a San Diego-based financial technology company serving small to medium-sized businesses nationwide.

“We are so grateful to National Funding CEO Dave Gilbert and his team for stepping in to be title sponsor of this year’s Holiday Bowl,” said Layton.  “Unquestionably, they are the 2015 hero of our non-profit effort.  What a great and generous community-minded partner!”

“When the spectacular USC versus Wisconsin matchup was announced last Sunday I noticed there was a title sponsor void,” said Gilbert.  “For years I’ve appreciated the tremendous impact the Holiday Bowl has had on our community.  I saw this as an opportunity to really help out an important community endeavor.”

The 2015 National Funding Holiday Bowl kicks off Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the 25th-ranked USC Trojans (8-5) from the Pac-12 against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-3) from the Big Ten. The game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium.

The mission of the non-profit National Funding Holiday Bowl is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation’s most exciting and entertaining bowl game and festival of events.  Since its inception in 1978, the organization has generated $730 million in economic benefit for the San Diego region.

San Diego-based National Funding is one of the country’s leading financial technology providers and has provided more than $1 billion in capital for over 20,000 businesses nationwide. The company provides working capital loans, equipment financing, merchant cash advances and credit card processing. National Funding serves a wide diversity of businesses including, but not limited to: trucking, restaurants, retail, automotive repair, construction, excavation, multimedia, manufacturing, telecommunications, printing, packaging, waste management, and more. National Funding was recognized as a 2015 Inc. 500 | 5000 company, as well as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies.


Tickets for the National Funding Holiday Bowl are on sale and can be purchased at or by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000.  Tickets can also be purchased at Qualcomm Stadium window B, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.