Waves of Appreciation assembly


Saturday, November 10, 2018: 11am-2pm

Open to the Pepperdine and San Diego Community - USO Neil Ash Airport Center

Join Pepperdine alumni, San Diego residents, and members of our local sponsors to help fill 4,000 drawstring bags full of non-perishable food for our active duty traveling through the airport this holiday season. We’ll form an assembly line to fill the bags in record time. There will be patriotic live entertainment to kick things off, honoring our country and our service members. Music will keep things moving throughout the day and light refreshments will be served! It’s a great way to get the holiday season rolling while showing your appreciation for the troops.

Click here to register for this fun, one-day event. This is extremely popular and “sells out” every year so reserve your spot soon! Directions and parking information provided upon registration.


Starting approximately December 14, 2018 through Christmas Eve

Open to the Pepperdine and San Diego Community - exact dates and registration coming soon!

We're thankful for our troops this holiday season. The San Diego Waves have joined forces with USO San Diego, fellow alumni, San Diego residents, local businesses, and clubs to hand out 4,000 Waves of Appreciation bags as a thank you to service members. Show your gratitude for the troops by joining to help distribute these bags to active-duty military members traveling through San Diego International Airport Lindbergh Field this holiday season and get the opportunity to personally thank and appreciate those who serve and protect us. The distribution process will begin during the two weeks leading up to Christmas and continue from 6 AM to 6 PM every day until we run out of bags.

Check back after November 1 for the link to register for distribution! The number of volunteers for each time slot is limited, so reserve your desired time slot soon.

Due to the popularity of this event, volunteers can only register for one 4-hour shift.

If you are interested in bringing a large group and would like to reserve a half day or full day to distribute bags at the San Diego International Airport, send us a message through the Contact page. We’d love to help you out with this!