Pac-12’s “Touchdowns for Equality” Program, Presented by Pacific Premier Bank and Paycor, Generates $116,600 for Social Justice Organizations During 2023 Football Season  

The 583 touchdowns scored by Pac-12 teams in 2023 resulted in the $116,600 donation in the
third year of the program

The Pac-12 announced today that, across the 2023 football season, a total of $116,600 has been raised through “Touchdowns for Equality,” a philanthropic initiative presented by Pacific Premier Bank and Paycor, the Official Bank and Official HR Software Provider of the Pac-12, respectively. The United Negro College Fund and National Urban League will split the donation evenly.

Pac-12 partners, Pacific Premier Bank and Paycor, both committed to donating $100 for every touchdown scored by a Pac-12 team each week of the regular season, as well as at last week’s Pac-12 Football Championship Game between Washington and Oregon. Pac-12 programs combined for a total of 583 touchdowns during the year, resulting in the $116,600 donation.

“We are thrilled with the continued success of ‘Touchdowns for Equality,’” said Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President, Sales, Steve Tseng. “This program is a wonderful collaboration between the Pac-12 and our distinguished partners that demonstrates a collective desire to use the power of sport to bring about positive social change.”

This is the third year of the “Touchdowns for Equality” program, which has generated over $280,000 for social justice organizations since its inception in 2021. The program was established following an initial partnership between the Pac-12 and Pacific Premier Bank. “Threes for Equality,” which launched ahead of the 2021 Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, facilitates donations for every three-pointer knocked down during the tournaments.

Paycor, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) software and the Official HR Software Provider of the Pac-12, became an official partner in “Touchdowns for Equality” during the 2022 season, doubling the per-touchdown donation from the inaugural 2021 campaign.

“Pacific Premier Bank is proud to once again partner with the Pac-12 Conference through ‘Touchdowns for Equality’ to raise funds for nonprofits that promote social justice,” said Sherri Scott, Pacific Premier’s Sr. EVP / Chief ESG & Corporate Responsibility Officer. “For the third year in a row, this program serves to celebrate the athleticism of Pac-12 student-athletes while simultaneously supporting positive social change.”

“Paycor takes great pride in being a part of the “Touchdowns for Equality” initiative, which aims to foster a more equitable future for all,” said Raul Villar, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor. “This presents an opportunity to recognize the remarkable efforts of Pac-12’s student-athletes while simultaneously supporting the invaluable work carried out by The United Negro College Fund and the National Urban League. The importance of equality cannot be overstated, as it is a fundamental element for success in every facet of life and the cornerstone for building a more equal future for all.”

About Pacific Premier Bank
Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, a California-based commercial bank focused on serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses throughout the western United States in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks headquartered in the western region of the United States, with approximately $20 billion in total assets. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and treasury management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations.

Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, franchise lending, home equity lines of credit, and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank offers clients IRA custodial services through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $17 billion of assets under custody and approximately 35,000 client accounts comprised of self-directed investors, financial institutions, capital syndicators, and financial advisors. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide customized banking solutions to Homeowners’ Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website:

About Paycor
Paycor’s human capital management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding, and payroll to career development and retention, but what really sets us apart is our focus on leaders. For more than 30 years, we’ve been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: a unified HR platform, easy integration with third party apps, powerful analytics, talent development tools, and configurable technology that supports specific industry needs. That’s why more than 30,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals. Learn more at – –