WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman today announced that Temple University and Wake Forest University are donating tickets to this year’s game so that veterans and their family members will be able to receive complimentary tickets to attend the Bowl.

“This is an extraordinary gesture on the part of both Temple and Wake Forest,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “It is apparent that both of these universities and their teams believe in the Bowl’s mission to honor and support our nation’s Armed Forces. We are excited that this very generous gesture will allow more veterans to enjoy the game.”

This year’s Military Bowl between the 23rd-ranked Owls and the Demon Deacons kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Veterans and retirees interested in obtaining complimentary tickets should email usomilitarybowl2016@gmail.com, specifying their full name, contact information and how many tickets they would like, up to a maximum of six ticket vouchers per veteran. The vouchers can be redeemed for tickets on gameday at the USO tent located in the Military Bowl Official Tailgate in the parking lot on the west (Blue) side of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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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 30,000 complimentary tickets for troops and their families. For more information, please visit militarybowl.org.

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 uso.org.

About the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro)

USO-Metro is a non-profit 501c(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to serving those who serve, and their families in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and businesses that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at local military hospitals, six USO Centers, including the two largest USO centers in the world, the Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and NSA Bethesda, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers. To connect online, visit usometro.org or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at USOMetroDC.