National Funding treating first responders, military personnel to football game

Small business funder National Funding is treating first responders and military personnel to a football game and is encouraging others to do the same.

National Funding will watch all public ticket donations up to $100,000 to this year’s National Funding Holiday Bowl, which takes place on Dec. 27 in San Diego. Up to 8,000 police officers, firefighters, lifeguards, paramedics, emergency supporters and military personnel can benefit, the company said.

National Funding's David Gilbert

National Funding’s David Gilbert

Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert said the gesture is a way to thank important members of the community.

“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 vital parts of the San Diego community.”

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