In a timely save, USAA picked up the Air Force college footballteam's travel tab from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Annapolis, Md.,for its sold-out contest with Navy last weekend.

On Wednesday, USAA, an insurance provider for military membersand their families, pledged $230,000 to get the team to Annapolis.The game was under threat due to the government shutdown.

“We were very excited to support this weekend's game between AirForce and Navy,” says USAA spokesman Matthew Walters. “Gamesbetween the academies have a long tradition, and we wanted toensure that tradition carried on. Sponsorship of academy athleticevents provides USAA with the opportunity to engage with ourmembers and support their shared passion.”

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