WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, and Katcef Brothers, Inc. are giving one lucky fan the chance for a private meet and greet with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Dec. 26, the day before this year’s Military Bowl game.

The Clydesdales will be in the Washington area to once again lead the Military Bowl Parade on Dec. 27. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at City Dock in downtown Annapolis and proceeds to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Knowing just how special the Clydesdales are to so many fans, the Military Bowl and Katcef Brothers are asking fans to go on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share their favorite Clydesdales photo, memory or story and use the hashtag #ClydesHost. One lucky winner will be selected for the opportunity to meet the Clydesdales in a private setting.

“One of the best symbols of Americana is the Budweiser Clydesdales,” said Neal Katcef, President of Katcef Brothers Inc., the Annapolis Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler that has been in business for more than 80 years. “We are very pleased to join with Anheuser-Busch to make the Clydesdales available for the Military Bowl again this year!”

“We are very appreciative of Katcef Brothers’ support of the Military Bowl and helping bring the Clydesdales to Annapolis again,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Having witnessed the incredible popularity of the Clydesdales during the Military Bowl Parade, we are sure that plenty of fans will be excited to share their stories and hope for the chance to meet the Clydesdales.”

This year’s Military Bowl, which celebrates the USO’s 75th anniversary, matches No. 23 Temple and Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Tickets for the general public start at $25 and are on sale now at or by calling 888-841-2787. For information on suites and hospitality packages, please contact Director of Marketing & Ticketing Ryan Bartholomew at

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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

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