SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2005--The Mt. San
Jacinto College Eagles will battle the Saddleback College Gouchos in
the sixth annual U.S. Bank Beach Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.
at Santa Monica College's Corsair stadium.
The game features two teams coming off extremely successful
seasons, both ranked in the top 15 in the California Community College
Football Poll for Southern California. Mt. San Jacinto College
representing the Foothill Conference completed an 8-2 campaign,
earning Southern California's 11th place ranking and a match-up with
the 12th ranked Saddleback College Gouchos. Saddleback College,
representing the Orange Empire Conference, finished 6-4 on the season.
The U.S. Bank Beach Bowl became part of the California Community
College bowl series in 2000 when Santa Monica College defeated Citrus
College in the inaugural game. The game's success continued in 2001,
2002, 2003 and 2004 with victories by Glendale College, LA Harbor
College, Fullerton College and Moorpark College. U.S. Bank's
assistance and support was integral to the sanctioning of the bowl
game. U.S. Bank greatly increased its support of the California
Community Colleges in 2005, becoming the official Financial Services
Provider of the California Community Colleges Commission on Athletics.
"We are very grateful that U.S. Bank continues to sponsor this
bowl game which means a lot to our school and community college
football. We deeply appreciate our year-round partnership with U.S.
Bank in putting together what should be another incredibly exciting
game," said Dr. Rhonda Hyatt, Santa Monica athletic director and game
U.S. Bank is continuing its support of Santa Monica and the entire
Los Angeles and Orange County areas, where it has contributed more
than $625,000 in grants during 2005. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with
$207 billion in assets, is the 6th largest financial holding company
in the United States. The company operates 2,411 banking offices and
4,999 ATMs in 24 states, and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is
home of the Five Star Service Guarantee in which the company pays
customers if certain key banking benefits and services are not met.
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on
the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Sponsorships
Troy Morrison, 858-642-4639
SOURCE: U.S. Bank