San Francisco’s 11th bowl game, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, will take place Dec. 29 at AT&T Park. The game will match a team from the Pac-12 Conference against the Navy, as long as both teams are bowl-eligible.
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl executive director and game co-founder Gary Cavalli said the Saturday date is the optimum platform.
“This year’s game date, which marks our fifth straight weekend appearance, is ideal for the teams, the fans and the national TV audience,” Cavalli said in a released statement. “Saturday afternoon is synonymous with college football in America, and it gives us the best platform to showcase two fine teams, the city of San Francisco, and our title sponsor, Kraft Foods.”
The game will be shown nationwide by ESPN or ESPN2.
For the past two years, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl organization pledged meal donations for every ticket sold to the game — one each to Glide Memorial Church, St. Anthony’s Dining Room and the San Francisco Food Bank. In two years, game organizers donated the financial equivalent of more than 200,000 meals to its three charitable partners.