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 December 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Now in its third year in Annapolis, the National Capital Region’s college football bowl game continues to be supported by partners throughout the area, with many of its sponsors returning from previous years.
The game’s title sponsor, Northrop Grumman, and philanthropic partner, USO, are in their sixth season working with the bowl. Northrop Grumman has extended its sponsorship commitment three additional years through the 2018 game. 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. Events DC continues its support as the bowl’s Founding Partner.
Military Bowl Five-Star sponsors include Marriott International; Microsoft; and NewDay USA.
The JW Marriott Washington, DC; Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel; and The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection serve as official hotels for the teams, bands and fans.
Microsoft once again will be providing player gifts for both of the participating teams.
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.
Four-Star sponsors include Under Armour, as well as new sponsor 3M.
Three-Star sponsors include Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union, which has also been a partner since the Bowl’s first year; Katcef Brothers, Inc.-Budweiser; Maryland Department of Commerce; Maryland Live! Casino; Navy Federal Credit Union; and Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. New sponsor Fortinet rounds out the Three-star group.
Two-Star sponsors include Allstate; Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau; Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Fidelity Investments; GE Aviation; GEICO; Starbucks; and Vencore, Inc.
One-Star Sponsors include LMI Government Consulting; PrimeSport; and Towers Watson.
Supporting sponsor Capital Bank, N.A. also is the title sponsor of the DC Touchdown Club. Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis and WRNR serve as supporting partners of the Military Bowl Parade.
“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.”
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.
Partners in providing military tickets include 3M; Events DC; Fidelity Investments; Fortinet; GE Aviation; GEICO; Maryland Live! Casino; Maryland Department of Commerce; Microsoft; Navy Federal Credit Union; NewDay USA; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union; Starbucks; Towers Watson; Under Armour; and Vencore, Inc.
Navy will face off against Pitt in the eighth annual Military Bowl on Dec. 28. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and the game will be televised on ESPN. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets by visiting militarybowl.org or calling 888-841-2787.
About the Military BowlTM presented by Northrop Grumman
The Military BowlTM presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off for the eighth time on Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, featuring a matchup between Navy and Pitt. 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 $500,000 to the USO and provided more than 25,000 complimentary tickets for troops and their families. For more information, please visit militarybowl.org.