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Wednesday October 13, 2021

San Diego, California - Today, the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and 3STEPS4WARD A Marketing Company announced the start of a new partnership agreement to honor veteran military service members and veteran owned small businesses.

“The Military Hero of the Game '' will be publicly announced in the Pechanga Arena to a honoree who will receive a “Challenge Coin” medal in every Gulls regular season home game.

Also, 3STEPS4WARD will spotlight and present an award to a veteran-owned small business owner in a monthly ceremony. This award grants opportunity to compete in the 2021-2022 San Diego Gulls Business Alliance Pitch Competition during the last month of the regular season, offering local veteran business owners a chance to gain publicity, receive mentorship and secure funding & complimentary marketing services for their business.

“We are excited about this partnership as it has direct focus on the military and the community. Giving back to them directly. Letting them know we appreciate the sacrifice and service that they make for us on a day-to-day basis,” said San Diego Gulls Manager of Corporate Partnerships Derek Dawson. “Through this partnership, the Gulls help showcase the growing veteran owned business community here in the greater San Diego area.”

3STEPS4WARD is a full-service technology savvy marketing group based in San Ramon, California and founded on the principles of positive societal business advocating for startups, small business, and entrepreneurs. “The 3STEPS4WARD team is honored to partner with the San Diego Gulls and is proud to spotlight military veterans and their businesses with the “Military Hero of the Game”,”said 3STEPS4WARD Founder and CEO Douglas Younger III. “This partnership will further our vision of helping veteran owned small businesses increase their visibility and enhance growth. We encourage local military veteran entrepreneurs to reach out and express interest to take their business to the next level.”

On Friday, October 22, regular season opening night two military veteran business owners will receive the “Military Hero of the Game” and “Challenge Coin” awards in the first seasonal ceremony. Mike Hoyman - USAF NCO (Retired), Co-Founder of EmailsAndSurveys Tanisha Gingerich - US Army Patriot Operator (Retired), Founder & CEO of Craniums Learning Center For more information and details on this new partnership announcement and sponsorship, visit sandiegogulls.com or 3steps4ward.com.

# # # ABOUT SAN DIEGO GULLS The San Diego Gulls are committed to supporting our troops and look forward to bringing them opportunities for themselves and their families to enjoy Gulls hockey. The Gulls are proud to be a part of the extensive military community in San Diego. The San Diego Gulls take pride in serving the San Diego and Southern California community through a variety of charitable fundraisers, educational programs and outreach activities, as well as the San Diego Gulls Foundation. The San Diego Gulls strive to be actively involved in the local community, with the organization's commitments ranging from in-kind donations, charity tickets, recreational and educational programs, and the dedicated involvement of players, coaches, broadcasters, staff and mascot.

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3STEPS4WARD is a full-service marketing company that was founded on the principles of socially-responsible business. As a Minority Business Enterprise and a Small Business Enterprise certified by the state of California, we help startups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses succeed in their missions through tech-forward digital marketing. We provide a range of services including social media, lead generation, market research, strategy, branding, and web design.

Our family is a collective of marketing experts, creatives, and strategists brought together by Douglas Younger, III, an executive with two decades of marketing experience for Fortune 500 and NASDAQ-listed companies, Silicon Valley startups, 501(c)3s, and entrepreneurs across 40+ countries. Doug is also a marketing lecturer for an executive MBA program at a top California educational institution.

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