Bridgepoint Education Donates $59,000 to Freedom Station
One dollar donation for every Holiday Bowl ticket sold to support injured military members
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of innovative solutions that advance learning, donated one dollar for every ticket sold for last night’s Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl to San Diego’s Freedom Station. A total of 56,313 tickets were sold to college football fans, but Bridgepoint Education decided to increase the donation and presented Freedom Station with a check for $59,000.
Freedom Station opened in May of this year to help injured military service members transition back into civilian life. The Freedom Station facility provides temporary lodging, education, counseling, physical therapy and career opportunities to service members who have been medically retired or discharged.
The check presentation to Freedom Station occurred on the field at Qualcomm Stadium during the 34th annual Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Bridgepoint Education chief executive officer Andrew Clark made the presentation to Sandy Lehmkuhler, president of Freedom Station. The game ended with a 21-10 victory for the Texas Longhorns over the California Golden Bears.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.