Our partnerships with the NFL, NHL, and NCAA enable teams to invest in local and regional communities while also helping us discover new business and community volunteer opportunities.
Chargers Bolts Community Crew Connects Fans with Even More Volunteer Opportunities
The Los Angeles Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank teamed up once again for the Bolts Community Crew, Powered by Pacific Premier Bank. This volunteer platform is aimed at connecting Chargers fans and Pacific Premier Bank employees to volunteer opportunities throughout their communities. We’re excited to share that the Bolts Community Crew encompassed 349 volunteers who committed over 740 hours, and the volunteer database had a 83% YOY increase in 2022!
More than 450 pounds of trash were removed as part of a Bolts Community Crew Beach Cleanup event (in partnership with Heal the Bay) at Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles. About 80 volunteers, including linebacker Chris Rumph II, participated at the April 2022 event.
In partnership with the Jessie Rees Foundation, the Bolts Community Crew packed 300 JoyJars to be distributed to pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in September.
In December, the Crew participated in building 150 bikes for local kids in partnership with the Bike for Kids Foundation.
Supporting Innovation and Creativity in Our Community
The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Small Business Development Center supports small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Central Coast by providing high-quality business assistance. Their annual event, AngelCon, presented by Pacific Premier Bank, offers tech-based startups the opportunity to compete live for investments up to $100,000+ from angel investors. We are proud to support this event with a $12,500 grant, helping to enable innovation within our communities.
Home Team Advantage: Honoring Our Military
Pacific Premier is a proud partner of the Anaheim Ducks as the Official Business Bank of the Anaheim Ducks and the Honda Center. For many years, we’ve sponsored the Salute to Those Who Serve presentation at every Ducks home game to salute military personnel. We also teamed up as the presenting sponsor of the Ducks Military Appreciation Night with a special visit to Camp Pendleton to help honor our military. It was our privilege to continue this tradition in 2022. A special THANK YOU to everyone who has served our country.
Pacific Premier Teams Up with the Pac-12 Conference for Equality
Pacific Premier Bank is the Official Bank of the Pac-12 Conference. Comprising 12 leading universities, the Conference is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders by championing excellence in academics, athletics, and the well-being of its student-athletes. Pacific Premier sponsors two Pac-12 programs that help promote social justice.
As part of “Touchdowns for Equality,” Pacific Premier donated $100 to organizations focused on social justice for every touchdown scored by a Pac-12 football team during the 2022 season. With “Threes for Equality,” the Bank donated $100 for every 3-pointer made during the 2022 Pac-12 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments. In all, Pacific Premier’s contributions totaled $89,900 toward social justice.