PRESS RELEASE: Five San Diego-based Military Groups Received A Portion of 1,000 Tickets for the Home Opener Against Atlanta
SAN DIEGO, CA – February 14, 2019 – The San Diego Fleet announced today the purchase of 1,000 tickets by Manchester Financial Group and Chairman Emeritus Papa Doug Manchester that is being donated to military families across San Diego for the home opener against the Atlanta Legends on Feb. 17.
The first selection of tickets were hand delivered by Fleet middle linebacker A.J. Tarpley and starting wide receiver Brian Brown to the Fleet’s community partner, the Navy Seal Foundation, on Monday, February 11.
“We are thrilled that Manchester Financial Group was able to support such a large ticket distribution to our local military,” Fleet President Jeff Garner said. “It is our mission to not only play tough on the field, but also to strongly support our real-life warriors and their families. This investment helps make that possible.”
All remaining tickets will be distributed to four groups: Southwest Naval Special Warfare, Third Fleet, Marine Corp Airstation Miramar and the Marine Corp Recruit Depot – San Diego.
Founded in 1970 by Papa Doug Manchester, Manchester Financial Group (MFG) is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., and specializes in hotel and commercial real estate development. MFG and its subsidiaries have been instrumental in developing downtown San Diego’s waterfront, paving the way for the city of San Diego’s burgeoning convention industry, while also founding two banks and establishing an extensive and diverse investment portfolio. The company invests and takes active leadership roles in industries including tourism, hospitality, convention services, technology, telecommunications, banking, broadcasting, medical device instrumentation, education, and other important areas of health and human services. For more information on MFG, please visit http://manchesterfinancialgroup.com.
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