Colonial Savings becomes official sponsor of Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Colonial Savings, a network of consumer and commercial banks in the North Central Texas region, has signed on as an official sponsor of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game. This marks the first year the two entities are teaming up. 

“We are excited to bring Colonial Savings on board as one of our official sponsors this year,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. “Colonial Savings has a successful history of nearly 60 years in this community, so we look forward to working together with them on this year’s bowl game.”

”Colonial Savings is very pleased to sponsor the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl”, said David Motley, president of Colonial Savings. “This is a superb event and we are proud that it is held in our home town.  We are looking forward to a great game in the new Amon G. Carter Stadium and we are particularly proud to show our support for the Armed Forces in this venue.” 

Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards the awarding of the annual Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance; and the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America. For additional information about the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, please visit, or

The 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. (CT) at the newly-renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The game will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

Ticket information for the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be released on October 22, 2012 and can be obtained at Armed forces veterans and active-duty personnel receive free admittance via the bowl’s corporate armed forces ticket underwriting program, while supplies are available.