WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, and the Maryland Building Industry Association today announced a joint partnership that will bring major support to renovations at Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s 290-acre retreat for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Through its official charity, the Home Builders Care Foundation, the Maryland Building Industry Association has authorized at least a $100,000 contribution toward the upcoming Main House renovation at Patriot Point. Built in 1925 and once owned by silent movie star Clara Bow, the Main House needs a complete roof replacement, as well as new decking, windows and siding. Interior improvements also are needed and accessibility will be improved throughout. A new pole barn also is planned.
“This is a project we should get behind,” said Home Builders Care Foundation President Mike Karns of Winchester Homes. “Our industry has the construction resources to truly make an impact with what needs to be done on the property. Our assistance will enhance Patriot Point as a first-class retreat for Veterans in need of healing. It is a great way to say ‘thank you’ for serving our country to everyone involved – injured service members, Gold Star Families and caregivers.”
With addition help from individual Maryland Building Industry Association members and support from the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Care Foundation is committed to exploring additional opportunities where they can be of further assistance with improvements at Patriot Point.
Members of the Home Builders Care Foundation board of directors will participate in a halftime ceremony at this year’s Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, on Monday, Dec. 31 as Virginia Tech plays Cincinnati at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Tickets for the Military Bowl start at $30 and can be purchased online at militarybowl.org or by calling Ticket Alternative at 877-725-8849. Proceeds from the Bowl also benefit Patriot Point, the Military Bowl’s 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
For the latest updates please visit militarybowl.org, follow on Twitter and Instagram @MilitaryBowl, like the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Facebook or download the Military Bowl app. Fans also are encouraged to sign up to receive important text messages from the Military Bowl and City of Annapolis by texting Bowl to 99411.
About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off for the 11th time on Dec. 31 at noon 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 Military Bowl Foundation, 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 $800,000 to the USO and provided more than 25,000 complimentary tickets for troops and their families. For the latest updates and to keep up to date on when tickets and parking will go on sale, visit http://www.militarybowl.org, follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter and Instagram, like Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Facebook or download the Military Bowl app..
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 in 2008 as the DC Bowl Committee, Inc., to operate the region’s first-ever college football postseason bowl game, the organization was renamed in 2018 to represent its growing role. In addition to running the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman college football game each December, the Foundation also 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.
About 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. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission of strengthening America’s military by keeping them connected to family, home and country. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty military members and their families at area military hospitals, five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. For more information please visit www.usometro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @USOMetroDC.
About the Home Builders Care Foundation
Founded in 1984, the Home Builders Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association, serving 85% of the state of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. Its mission is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. Find out more at: www.hbcf.org.
The MBIA is a not-for-profit trade organization and a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. MBIA represents the interests of over 1,000 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, D.C. Learn more online at www.marylandbuilders.org.