The Valero Alamo Bowl announced today that Valero Energy Corporation has extended its title sponsorship for another six years through the 2019 game.
Valero is proud to extend its title sponsorship of the Valero Alamo Bowl,” said Valero Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Ciskowski. “The game is a great event for San Antonio, and Valero has always supported major events that help make our hometown a better place to live and work.”
A sponsor of the Alamo Bowl since its inception in 1993, Valero became the title sponsor in 2007 with an original three-year commitment followed by a four-year extension for the 2010-2013 games.Valero has been a terrific partner since our first year, and we are ecstatic with their decision to renew their title sponsorship,” said Derrick Fox, President/CEO of the Valero Alamo Bowl. “As an admired industry and community leader, Valero’s commitment will be invaluable as we strive to make the next 20 years of Valero Alamo Bowls even more memorable than our first 20.”
Over its history, the game has generated an estimated direct economic impact in excess of $394 million, contributed over $76 million to higher education and distributed over $1,000,000 in local scholarship funds.
This year’s game is Monday, December 30 at 5:45 p.m. and will feature the #1 Pac-12 team against the #2 Big 12 team after the BCS selections. The 2014-2019 games will feature the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff.
“Valero is a perfect fit whose support has been instrumental in our efforts to grow our bowl game,” said Pat Frost, Chairman of the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl. “When you couple the best title sponsor in the business with amazing transformation occurring in San Antonio’s Decade of Downtown, I’m excited to showcase our city to the Big 12 and Pac-12 universities, student-athletes and their fans.”
About Valero: Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,500 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, a 50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture. More than 7,300 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.
About The Valero Alamo Bowl: Established in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl is an annual post-season collegiate game played in the 65,000 seat Alamodome located in downtown San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States.
The Valero Alamo Bowl has produced five of the Top 15 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Games in ESPN history including the #1 and #2 most-watched games (Texas Tech vs. Michigan State on January 2, 2010 and Texas vs. Iowa on December 30, 2006, respectively) in terms of household impressions.