The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl kicks off the 2006-07 bowl schedule at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19 at Qualcomm Stadium. The game matches a top team from the Mountain West Conference against an at-large opponent. The events beneficiary is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego.
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is a young game, and were excited to be reaching out to kids and their families in a meaningful way, Castruita said. In particular, we look forward to recognizing a few of these young athletes as inspirations to their teams and programs.
Each conference will nominate a youth athlete as their programs Most Inspirational Player. The three winners, as determined by Poinsettia Bowl officials, will be awarded plaques at the AT&T Poinsettia Bowl Team Luncheon on December 18, and will be recognized on the field during the game.
The championship cheerleading squads will be participants in the bowl game halftime show.