WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced today that Fidelity First has been named title sponsor of the Military Bowl Parade on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

The Military Bowl Parade brought to you by Fidelity First, which is once again headlined by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, begins at 10:30 a.m. ET at City Dock in downtown Annapolis.

As has become customary, a color guard will step off from City Dock, followed by the Clydesdales, musical groups, civic organizations, youth clubs and military-themed groups, as well as the mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands from both of the universities participating in the Military Bowl. Also featured in the parade will be several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, presented for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.

The parade makes its way up Main Street, around Church Circle and out Rowe Boulevard to finish adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Simultaneously, the Official Military Bowl Tailgate begins in the Blue Lot on the west side of the stadium. Admission is free to both the parade and the tailgate.

“Having the Budweiser Clydesdales lead the Parade has become a Military Bowl tradition,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We look forward to another terrific gameday with fans enjoying events throughout the day. Special thanks go out to everyone who helps make this happen, especially those at Katcef Brothers, Inc., the City of Annapolis and Fidelity First.”

“Fidelity First is excited to become a part of this tradition and help make it possible for so many people to enjoy the parade,” Fidelity First Vice President Dan Eubanks said. “Being a part of the community is important for Fidelity First and this is one more way that we can show our support not only for the community, but also for our nation’s service members who put so much on the line each day.”

The 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with 23rd-ranked Temple facing Wake Forest. Tickets and parking can be purchased at or by calling 888-841-2787. For the latest updates, visit, follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter or like Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman on Facebook.




About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off for the ninth time on Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, featuring a matchup between representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. Since its inception in 2008, the Bowl has donated more than $600,000 to the USO and provided more than 25,000 complimentary tickets for troops and their families. For more information, please visit


About the USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.


In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL, Southern New Hampshire University and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Starbucks, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit