SAN ANTONIO: MILITARY CITY, USA
Military members unfurl the
American flag during the national
anthem in 2016.
Members of the Oklahoma State
Cowboys visit the Center for the
Intrepid in 2016
Starting with the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio is a city that knows
firsthand the importance of fighting for freedom. The Valero Alamo Bowl
appreciates the tremendous sacrifice these military men and women, and
their families, make for our country every day.
As a token of our gratitude, Teresa and David R. Schmidt and Bud Light/Silver
Eagle Distributors have joined the Valero Alamo Bowl to underwrite tickets for both
active duty and veterans of the US military to attend the game as our guests.
Other annual programs include:
The Center for the Intrepid at San Antonio Military Medical Center
During Bowl Week, players and coaches often visit the Center for the
Intrepid at San Antonio Military Medical Center. SAMMC is the largest inpatient
medical facility in the Department of Defense and is the only DOD Burn Center
and Level 1 Trauma Center in the United States. The Center for the Intrepid is a
state-of-the-art outpatient rehabilitation facility for wounded warriors who have
Members of the military pose for
a photo with Hall of Fame Coach
suffered amputation, limb salvage and higher functioning burn patients. Players
from each team tour the facility, meet with recovering heroes and are challenged
to compete in activities used for rehabilitation.
Wounded Warrior Project
The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist
public aid for injured service members. To reach their goal, the Wounded Warrior
Project provides direct and unique programs and services to meet the needs
of heroes who have been injured in action. For more information and to learn
how you can get involved please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Through
the generosity of Anne and Stephen P. Ballantyne and other Bowl partners,
representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project are attending tonight’s game.
Lackland Air Force Base
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is considered “The Gateway to the Air Force”
because it is home to all enlisted basic military training. Each week hundreds of
Airmen graduate from Lackland and the members of this week’s graduating class
at the game. Lackland’s 37th Training Wing also selected 120 Airmen from the
737th Training Group (Air Force Basic Military Training) to attend tonight’s game
courtesy of The Law Offices of William B. Kingman. These trainees were selected
out of 12 deserving flights from Basic Military Training (BMT) to represent U.S.
Air Force by unfurling the field-sized flag during the pregame ceremonies of the
Valero Alamo Bowl.
12 DECEMBER 31, 2019 / OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM