Gator Bowl Sports and TaxSlayer announce sponsorship extension

Jacksonville, Fl — Jacksonville’s annual bowl game will keep its name for the next four years. Today, Gator Bowl Sports and TaxSlayer announced a sponsorship extension through 2027.

The new term makes TaxSlayer the longest tenured entitlement sponsor in Gator Bowl Sports history. The original sponsorship began in 2012.

“We express our gratitude to the TaxSlayer family for extending their sponsorship of our historical post-season bowl game,” said Greg McGarity, Gator Bowl Sports President & CEO.  “As we enter our second decade of this sponsorship, we are blessed to work alongside such an incredible partner as TaxSlayer.”

The 78th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on December 30th featured Notre Dame and South Carolina. It was the fifth-highest attended bowl game of the season and ended with the Fighting Irish winning 45-38.

“The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl is an exciting opportunity for us to engage with college football fans across the country,” said TaxSlayer CEO Jamie Saxe. “We’re honored to connect our name with this prestigious event and to reach such a significant milestone in Gator Bowl Sports history.”

The 79th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl date and time will be announced in May. It will feature the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.

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