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BOWL NEWS: TaxSlayer Bowl Announces Honoring Our Heroes Program

David Long, Chairman, TaxSlayer Bowl Sgt. Tony D. Simmons, Marketing and Public Affairs Representative, Recruiting Station Jacksonville CDR Luis C. Parrales, USCG, Deputy Sector Commander, Sector Jacksonville Chris Moloney, Chief Marketing Officer, TaxSlayer Alan Verlander, TaxSlayer Bowl

JACKSONVILLE — TaxSlayer, title sponsor of the TaxSlayer Bowl, has announced the Honoring Our Heroes Program, designed as a thank you to military members and their families.

The program, which will operate in conjunction with the company’s annual marquee event, the TaxSlayer Bowl, will provide military heroes and their families with a complete game day experience.

Through the program, TaxSlayer will provide 5,000 heroes with a complimentary ticket to the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl on Dec. 30, 2017, including a post-game concert at the stadium’s new event amphitheater, Daily’s Place.

TaxSlayer’s Honoring Our Heroes program is available to all active duty service members, retirees and veterans with a military ID or VA Identification Card.

Each serviceman or woman may request up to four tickets per military ID. Each participant’s game day experience will include a ticket to the TaxSlayer Bowl, a ticket to a post-event military appreciation concert at Daily’s Place, as well as in-stadium tribute during the TaxSlayer Bowl game. Limited transportation options will be available from the surrounding area, including direct transportation from Fort Gordon.

“TaxSlayer is an extremely proud supporter of the military,” said Brian Rhodes, CEO, TaxSlayer. “Honoring these heroes with a unique game day experience is our way of giving back to a community that gives back to America every day. We’re looking forward to traveling down to Jacksonville and cheering along with our country’s finest on game day.”

In addition to its Honoring Our Heroes program, TaxSlayer provides active-duty military a 50 percent discount for all federal and state returns. The company also partners with the Wounded Warrior Project by donating a portion of its tax filing processing fees toward supporting, honoring, and empowering our nation’s wounded veterans.

Northeast Florida boasts a strong military presence with area military installations including Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Kings Bay Naval Base, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville and Marine Corps Blount Island Command providing employment to more than 50,000 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women.

Service members across the Southeast in Georgia and South Carolina are also encouraged to apply for the program, including Fort Gordon, Fort Jackson and Fort Benning.

“There is no greater honor than to have a title sponsor that gives back to those who have done so much for us and our country,” said TaxSlayer Bowl President and CEO Rick Catlett. “Jacksonville is such a proud military town. What better way to say thank you to our heroes than by providing them with an unforgettable experience during one of the most storied matchups in college football.”

The 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl, which will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) pitted against an opponent from either the Big Ten Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) or Notre Dame, will be played at EverBank Field on Saturday, Dec, 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

TaxSlayer has been lead sponsor of the bowl since 2011.

The Honoring Our Heroes program total value is up to $500,000. Active duty service members, retirees and veterans can register for tickets at www.taxslayerbowl.com.


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