The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, a military support organization, announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will once again headline the Military Bowl Parade on December 27th. The parade, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, is one of several gameday traditions leading up to Military Bowl kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
As has become customary, a color guard will step off from City Dock, followed by the Clydesdales, musical groups, civic organizations, youth clubs and military-themed groups, as well as the mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands from both of the universities participating in the Military Bowl. Also featured in the parade will be 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 parade makes its way up Main Street, around Church Circle and out Rowe Boulevard to finish adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Simultaneously, the Official Military Bowl Tailgate begins in the Blue Lot on the west side of the stadium. Admission is free to both the parade and the tailgate.
“Having the Budweiser Clydesdales lead the Parade has become a Military Bowl tradition,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We look forward to another terrific gameday with fans enjoying events throughout the day. Special thanks go out to everyone who helps make this happen, especially those at Katcef Brothers, Inc., and the City of Annapolis.”
Registration for the parade is online at http://www.militarybowl.org/parade; contact Military Bowl Director of External Relations Josh Barr at [email protected] for more information. Sponsorship opportunities for the parade are available; please contact Military Bowl Director of Development & Sponsorships Bob Treseler at [email protected] for more information. Businesses wishing to participate in the parade will be asked to purchase a parade sponsorship.
The 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Tickets and parking can be purchased at militarybowl.org or by calling 888-841-2787. For the latest updates, visit http://www.militarybowl.org, follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter or like Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman on Facebook.