WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, today proudly announced its initial lineup of sponsors for this year’s game on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The group is a mixture of longtime bowl supporters and organizations that are partnering with the National Capital Region’s college football bowl game for the first time.
The game’s title sponsor, Northrop Grumman, and philanthropic partner, USO, return for their fifth season. Sponsorship of the Military Bowl has been a very special and unique opportunity for Northrop Grumman to support the work of the USO.
The Naval Academy Athletic Association also returns as the hosting sponsor of the game.
Military Bowl Five-Star sponsors include NewDay USA and Marriott. One of the nation’s leading VA lenders and a 2014 recipient of the Mortgage Banker’s Hall of Honor for their work in assisting our nation’s Veterans and their families, NewDay USA is once again sponsoring the pregame Medal of Honor reception. Marriott, a partner since the Bowl’s inception in 2008, will once again partner to provide lodging for participating teams and bands.
Three-Star sponsors include Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union, which has also been a partner since the Bowl’s first year; a.i. solutions, Inc.; Katcef Brothers, Inc.-Budweiser; Navy Federal Credit Union; Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram; and Under Armour.
Two-Star sponsors include Allstate; GEICO; and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau.
One-Star Sponsors include the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation; GE Aviation; L-3 Communications; LMI Government Consulting; Pentagon Federal Credit Union; and SGT, Inc. For the second consecutive year, Pentagon Federal Credit Union is helping to provide a complimentary Papa John’s pizza to troops in uniform at the Military Bowl.
Supporting Sponsors include Capital Bank, N.A.; Marine Corps Marathon; Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis; Northern Virginia Media Services; Showcall; and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Capital Bank, N.A. also is the title sponsor of the DC Touchdown Club.
“We are thrilled with the support from the business community — in Washington and Annapolis and throughout the region,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has cemented its place on the local sporting calendar and our fans look forward to an exciting gameday that will benefit our nation’s troops and the USO.”
The Military Bowl has donated more than $400,000 to the USO and distributed more than 20,000 complimentary tickets to active-duty military personnel and their families. This year, the Military Bowl will again donate at least $100,000 to the USO and distribute thousands of complimentary tickets to troops and their families.
The Military Bowl also thanks its parade partner, WRNR-FM.
Partners in providing military tickets include GEICO, Navy Federal Credit Union, NewDay USA, Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union and Under Armour.
The seventh annual Military Bowl kicks off Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference will be televised nationally on ESPN. Ticket prices start at $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit militarybowl.org.
About the Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman
The seventh annual Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, featuring a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee and Events DC since its inception in 2008, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. For more information, please visit militarybowl.org.
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. The organization provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. The USO also provides critical support to those who need it most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. The programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of corporate partners and the dedication of volunteers and staff.