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WORLD-FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ONCE AGAIN HEADLINE THE MILITARY BOWL PARADE IN ANNAPOLIS


October15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will return to lead the Military Bowl Parade on Monday, Dec. 28. The parade, beginning at 11 a.m. ET, is one of several gameday traditions leading up to kickoff of the Military Bowl at 2:30 p.m.

As has become customary, a color guard will step off from City Dock, followed by the Clydesdales, an array of bands, civic organizations, mascots, cheerleaders, youth clubs and military-themed groups. Also featured will be several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, which is given for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The parade makes its way through the brick streets downtown to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, where the Military Bowl Tailgate will be held in the Blue Lot on the stadium’s west side. The tailgate begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free to both the parade and tailgate.

“The Clydesdales have become a Military Bowl tradition and they have helped the parade attract great crowds,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “There are so many exciting events surrounding our game and we are looking forward to making another big splash in Annapolis. We are appreciative of everyone’s efforts, especially those at Katcef Brothers, Inc., and the city of Annapolis for helping organize these terrific experiences for fans at this year’s game.”

Groups interested in participating in the parade can register at militarybowl.org/parade. Please contact Military Bowl Director of External Relations Josh Barr at jbarr@militarybowl.org for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities for the parade are available; please contact Military Bowl Director of Development & Sponsorships Bob Treseler at btreseler@militarybowl.org for more information.

Navy, if it is bowl eligible and not selected to participate in one of the New Year’s Six bowl games, will represent the American Athletic Conference against an Atlantic Coast Conference team in the 2015 Military Bowl. 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.

For the latest updates please visit militarybowl.org, follow on Twitter @MilitaryBowl or like the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Facebook.

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About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
The Military Bowl 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 (if it is bowl eligible and not selected to participate in one of the New Year’s Six bowl games) and the Atlantic Coast 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 $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.

About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transitionand families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services 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, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Four-Star Partners: BIC, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Jeep, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, NFL, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. 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.

Contact: Josh Barr, 202.309.5021 / Maureen Licursi, 216.870.1639