TaxSlayer Will Give Away 5,000 of its Bowl Game Tickets to Military Members
Augusta-based Taxslayer has announced that it will give 5,000 tickets to the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl (previously the Gator Bowl until 2014) in Jacksonville to active duty service members, retirees and veterans with a military ID or VA identification card.
The financial services company has named it the Honoring Our Heroes Program, which, along with the bowl game tickets, will include access to a post-game concert at Daily’s Place, an amphitheater connected to EverBank Field.
“TaxSlayer is an extremely proud supporter of the military,” said Brian Rhodes, CEO of 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.”
Each serviceman or woman may request up to four tickets per military ID, and they can register for tickets at www.taxslayerbowl.com.
Limited transportation options will be available from the surrounding area, including direct transportation from Fort Gordon.
The game will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and a team from the Big Ten Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) or Notre Dame. It will be played at EverBank Field on Saturday, Dec, 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Taxslayer become the title sponsor of the the Gator Bowl in 2011, and the game was renamed in 2014. Except for the 1994 Gator Bowl in Gainesville, the game has been played in Jacksonville since its first year in 1946. It is the sixth-oldest college bowl game and in 1955 became the first bowl game to be nationally televised.
Last year’s Taxslayer Bowl featured an ACC-SEC match-up between Georgia Tech and Kentucky. Georgia Tech won the game, 33-17.
“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 match-ups in college football.”