While the 2013 Military Bowl® kicked off in Annapolis for the first time in the game’s history on December 27, the teams enjoyed an exciting week of events in our nation’s capital prior to gameday.
Bowl Week officially began December 23 with Welcome Receptions for Maryland at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, and for Marshall at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. After a quick bite to eat, the players took in brief remarks from bowl and team officials, welcoming them to Military Bowl Week 2013.
On the evening of the 24th, both teams came together to enjoy a hilarious evening with popular hypnotist Tom DeLuca.
Marshall spent the morning of December 25th with families from the Homeless Children’s Play Project, distributing toys and spreading holiday cheer.
Maryland joined veterans that afternoon at the Armed Forces Retirement Home for a friendly bowling competition.
The teams came together one last time before the big game on December 26th, joining sponsors and other friends of the Military Bowl for the annual Teams Luncheon at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, emceed by Comcast SportsNet’s Rob Carlin.