WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Perspecta, benefiting USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, today announced that the 2020 Military Bowl has been canceled after so many teams opted not to play in bowl games this year.
“While so many people worked tirelessly to make this year’s Military Bowl happen, this is an incredibly disappointing step to take,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are appreciative of the many sponsors who join our mission to honor and support the armed forces, especially our new presenting sponsor Perspecta, as well as our partners at the United States Naval Academy and those in state and local government who worked to ensure a safe environment at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
“While this year’s game will not happen, the Military Bowl remains committed to its mission. In addition to raising awareness for our nation’s service men and women, the Bowl also has donated more than $1 million for the USO and founded and operates a first-class retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers at Patriot Point.”
Those wishing to participate in the Season of Support, a month-long effort to drive awareness and raise funds for USO-Metro, fans can visit militarybowl.link/support or .text “USO” to 243725. To contribute to Patriot Point, visit patriotpoint.org/donate.
About the Military Bowl presented by Perspecta
The Military Bowl presented by Perspecta, benefiting USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is the National Capital Region’s college football postseason bowl game featuring a matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Organized by the Military Bowl Foundation, the bowl’s mission is to benefit our nation’s current and former service members including the partnership with USO-Metro and the operation of Patriot Point, a 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For the latest updates, visit militarybowl.org, follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter and Instagram and like Military Bowl on Facebook.
About the Military Bowl Foundation
The Military Bowl Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates premier events in the National Capital Region to benefit our nation’s current and former service members. Originally formed to operate the region’s first-ever college football postseason bowl game, the Foundation now not only operates the Military Bowl presented by Perspecta but additionally operates the DC Touchdown Club and Patriot Point, a 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Foundation hosts engaging events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for our service members and looks forward to continuing to extend its reach and benefit those who give so much of themselves for our country.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Through generous financial and in-kind support from individuals and organizations and the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals, through its Mobile USO, six USO Centers, including two of the largest the Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and Bethesda, and four USO airport lounges. For more information please visit www.usometro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @USOMetroDC.
About Perspecta Inc.
At Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP), we question, we seek and we solve. Perspecta brings a diverse set of capabilities to our U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets. Our 280+ issued, licensed and pending patents are more than just pieces of paper, they tell the story of our innovation. With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of nearly 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to not only execute the mission, but build and support the backbone that enables it. Perspecta was formed to take on big challenges. We are an engine for growth and success and we enable our customers to build a better nation. For more information about Perspecta, visit perspecta.com.