Registration for gameday parade through historic downtown
to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is underway at militarybowl.org
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, today announced that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will continue their tradition of headlining the Military Bowl Parade prior to this year’s game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday, Dec. 27.
As has become a holiday tradition in Maryland’s capital city, thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets to greet the parade participants. The parade steps off from City Dock at 9 a.m. before working its way up Main Street and part of West Street en route to the stadium. Admission to the parade is free.
A color guard will lead the procession, followed by the Budweiser Clydesdales, musical groups, civic organizations, military-themed groups and youth clubs, including Anne Arundel Youth Football Association (AAYFA) championship teams. (The Bowl invites AAYFA championship teams to participate in the parade and receive complimentary game tickets each year.) Each team participating in the Military Bowl will be represented by its marching band and spirit squad. The parade also will feature 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 Military Bowl Parade is a highlight for so many people, including football fans who travel to the National Capital Region to cheer on their teams as well as residents who live nearby and want to take part in the festivities,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “It is a special way to get gameday started. A special thanks for Katcef Brothers Inc. of Annapolis for arranging the Clydesdale’s participation!”
Groups interested in participating in the Military Bowl Parade can register on the Military Bowl website; contact Military Bowl Director of External Relations Josh Barr for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on parade sponsorship opportunities, contact Military Bowl Director of Development & Sponsorships Bob Treseler at email@example.com. Businesses wishing to participate will be asked to purchase a parade sponsorship.
The 2019 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off at noon and features teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. The game will be televised on ESPN. Tickets and parking passes can be purchased at militarybowl.org/tickets.