The Military Bowl Foundation announced earlier this week that Perspecta Inc. will be the new presenting sponsor of the Military Bowl for at least the next three seasons.
“We have enjoyed a strong partnership with Perspecta and are thrilled to take it to the next level,” Military Bowl Foundation president and executive director Steve Beck said in a statement. “Perspecta and its leadership share our commitment to honoring and supporting the nation’s service members and we look forward to working together even more closely.”
A leading government services provider, Perspecta employs nearly 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects that help customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets.
“Supporting the men and women of the military is foundational to our corporate culture,” Perspecta chairman and CEO Mac Curtis said. “Nearly 20 percent of our nationwide workforce is comprised of veterans and reservists, so we could not be more excited for Perspecta to sponsor the Military Bowl and foster the incredible mission of the Military Bowl Foundation.”
Proceeds from the Military Bowl will benefit USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Patriot Point, a 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
In addition to the new sponsor, the Military Bowl has also unveiled a new logo that honors the six branches of the military and incorporates the chevrons seen on various military uniforms into the goalpost. It was designed by Justin Wright of Dub Creative and Robert Mathews of Perspecta.
“It is a new era for the Military Bowl presented by Perspecta, and this new logo encapsulates all that we represent,” Beck said.
The Military Bowl was established as the EagleBank Bowl in 2008 and was played at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington D.C. It became the Military Bowl when Northrop Grumman became the title sponsor in 2010, then moved to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2013.
The Military Bowl’s previous mark had largely remained intact since it debuted in 2010, with the dome of the United States Capitol building prominently displayed alongside a football and three stars that served as a reference to the the D.C. flag, as well as red and white stripes from the American flag.
The Military Bowl presented by Perspecta will feature a matchup of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference, just as it did last season when North Carolina defeated Temple, 55-13. The date of this year’s game is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Photos courtesy of the Military Bowl.