The EagleBank Bowl announced today that the RCN Corporation, a leading provider of video, data, and voice services to residential, business and commercial/carrier customers, has donated tickets to local military families for the 2009 EagleBank Bowl. UCLA will play Temple in this year’s game, which takes place at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 29, at RFK Stadium.
As part of RCN’s commitment, more than 100 service members and their families will attend the pregame Tailgate Party, as well as the game, for free. Additionally, RCN donated $5,000.00 of cable TV time to help promote the bowl.
“We are grateful for community role models such as RCN, who have joined in our mission to honor members of our military,” says Steve Beck, executive director of the EagleBank Bowl.
In its inaugural year, the EagleBank Bowl donated nearly $280,000.00 to a variety of charities in cash and in-kind donations. This year, the EagleBank Bowl has a charitable partnership agreement with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
“We are proud to team up with the EagleBank Bowl to support our military and show our deep appreciation of their sacrifices,” says Dick Beville, vice president and general manager of RCN-Washington, D.C. “In addition to providing tickets to the bowl game, RCN is happy to help our service members by increasing awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project.”
EagleBank Bowl Week includes the Teams Luncheon at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C., on Sunday, December 27, as well as the official Tailgate Party at the D.C. Armory and the 2009 EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium on Tuesday, December 29.
The Tailgate Party is sure to be a lively event. One of the most energetic and engaging bands on the East Coast, Love Seed Mama Jump, will provide live entertainment along with the Temple pep band and cheerleaders from both participating schools.
Xbox and Nintendo will provide games for the kids, and the highlight of the day is an all-you-can-eat buffet including old-fashioned homemade chili, pulled-pork sandwiches and seafood paella, among other items, provided by some of the District’s most popular restaurants, such as Clyde’s, Tony & Joe’s, Old Glory and J. Paul’s.