About Army vs Navy 2020

HOST YOUR OWN ARMY- NAVY VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY!!

When Army and Navy meet, there is no other game with deeper foundations or greater prestige. Now it's your turn to raise the bar and prove who has the greatest supporters, Army or Navy?

November 11th kicks off this year's Combined Arms 2020 Army vs. Navy Virtual Watch Party Challenge and we're challenging YOU to host your own watch party and to start your own fundraising team or join an existing team. 

On Wednesday, November 11th, Combined Arms kicks off the 2020 Army vs. Navy Virtual Watch Party Challenge with four weeks of challenges, competitions, and prizes! ​Each week, you can participate in 1) an Activity Challenge and 2) a Fundraising Challenge. Click here to view the full Contest Calendar.

  1. Activity Challenges are fun opportunities to catch the AvN game spirit. Each week you participate, you earn a raffle ticket. During our Combined Arms Halftime Show, one fundraiser wins a $100 Visa gift card (courtesy of our sponsors)! Don’t forget to share your activities on social media (use #avn2020 and tag us!), and get others excited about getting involved. 
  2. Fundraising Challenges provide extra motivation to ask for donations and recruit new fundraisers to your team. Each week brings a new fundraising challenge and a new CAX merch giveaway at stake. The more support you get for CAX, the more opportunities to win BIG! Every Friday, tune in live on Facebook to hear who wins, and to learn about the next week’s challenges.               
The Day after the Army vs. Navy Game (December 13th), we’ll host a Facebook live and crown our top fundraisers, companies, and teams.  Bragging rights are awarded immediately. 

Asking for friends’ and family support is easy. Once you register in our online platform, a fundraising page is created just for you, with built-in tools to ask for donations via social media, email, or text. The average gift is only $20, and every gift can make a BIG IMPACT in a veteran's life.

Invite fellow alumni, veterans, active duty members, fans, family and friends to join your team!

Date

Starts at:  December 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Ends at:  December 12, 2020 8:00 PM

Location

Virtual
, USA

Contact

Jennifer Brown
2818988828
jbrown@combinedarms.us

UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE PARTY!

Enjoy the ULTIMATE experience with the 
OFFICIAL GAME DAY BEERS & BURGERS 

EUREKA HEIGHTS - Official Brewing Co. of the Virtual Watch Party 

Looking for the right suds to kick back and enjoy while watching the game? Look no further, friends, Eureka Heights Brewing Co. has a craft brew to quench everyone's thirst. We recommend the Alpha Charlie (a saluting IPA) - $1 from every 4pk is donated directly back to Combined Arms. And, honestly, that's a helluva can...

Eureka Heights has an easy drive-thru pick-up lane and you can pre-order your beer HERE. 

The drive-thru is open 7 days a week. Monday - Friday, 3-7pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12-7pm.

Eureka Heights is located at 941 W. 18th Street, Houston, 77008


PATRIOT BURGERS - Official Burgers of the Virtual Watch Party

Who wants to man the grill during the biggest game of the season? No one. Lasco Enterprises has made it easy and tasty to cater your watch party with their five distinctly unique Patriot Burgers, all while supporting Combined Arms. $5.00 from the purchase of every Patriot Burger is donated directly to Combined Arms. 

Check out the participating locations and its Patriot Burger description below, then click the location's link for ordering info.

Max's Wine Dive Houston in Montrose off Fairview: Created by Chef Andre Walker. A 4oz beef patty stuffed with cream cheese, jalapeno, wrapped in bacon sliced cheddar cheese, balsamic tomato jam, and pickles between a glazed donut.

The Tasting Room in Houston at City Centre: Chef Beto Gutierrez with Lasco Founder Jerry Lasco. Double smashed Akaushi beef patties, grilled onions, gruyere & cheddar cheese, bib lettuce, and smoked jalapeno tomato jam on a soft & fluffy bun from Cake & Bacon Bakery.

Max's Wine Dive Houston off Washington: Created by Chef Ana Amaya. A meatloaf burger topped with mushroom gravy and homemade onion rings on a Chala bun smeared with mashed potatoes and served with Cajun fries.

Max's Wine Dive in San Antonio off Quarry: From the kitchen of Chef Sarah Myles. 8oz beef patty topped with a chile relleno stuffed with white cheddar cheese and braised short ribs. Garnished with mornay, fresh avocado, and cilantro.

The Boiler House in San Antonio: A Chef Jarrad Gwaltney creation. 8oz chile-infused smoked pork patty, queso Oaxaca, grilled pineapple, poblano peppers & onions, fresh cilantro and achiote mayo, all on a toasted bolio bun.

Enjoy the ULTIMATE experience with the 
OFFICIAL GAME DAY BEERS & BURGERS 

EUREKA HEIGHTS - Official Brewing Co. of the Virtual Watch Party 

Looking for the right suds to kick back and enjoy while watching the game? Look no further, friends, Eureka Heights Brewing Co. has a craft brew to quench everyone's thirst. We recommend the Alpha Charlie (a saluting IPA) - $1 from every 4pk is donated directly back to Combined Arms. And, honestly, that's a helluva can...

Eureka Heights has an easy drive-thru pick-up lane and you can pre-order your beer HERE. 

The drive-thru is open 7 days a week. Monday - Friday, 3-7pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12-7pm.

Eureka Heights is located at 941 W. 18th Street, Houston, 77008


PATRIOT BURGERS - Official Burgers of the Virtual Watch Party

Who wants to man the grill during the biggest game of the season? No one. Lasco Enterprises has made it easy and tasty to cater your watch party with their five distinctly unique Patriot Burgers, all while supporting Combined Arms. $5.00 from the purchase of every Patriot Burger is donated directly to Combined Arms. 

Check out the participating locations and its Patriot Burger description below, then click the location's link for ordering info.

Max's Wine Dive Houston in Montrose off Fairview: Created by Chef Andre Walker. A 4oz beef patty stuffed with cream cheese, jalapeno, wrapped in bacon sliced cheddar cheese, balsamic tomato jam, and pickles between a glazed donut.

The Tasting Room in Houston at City Centre: Chef Beto Gutierrez with Lasco Founder Jerry Lasco. Double smashed Akaushi beef patties, grilled onions, gruyere & cheddar cheese, bib lettuce, and smoked jalapeno tomato jam on a soft & fluffy bun from Cake & Bacon Bakery.

Max's Wine Dive Houston off Washington: Created by Chef Ana Amaya. A meatloaf burger topped with mushroom gravy and homemade onion rings on a Chala bun smeared with mashed potatoes and served with Cajun fries.

Max's Wine Dive in San Antonio off Quarry: From the kitchen of Chef Sarah Myles. 8oz beef patty topped with a chile relleno stuffed with white cheddar cheese and braised short ribs. Garnished with mornay, fresh avocado, and cilantro.

The Boiler House in San Antonio: A Chef Jarrad Gwaltney creation. 8oz chile-infused smoked pork patty, queso Oaxaca, grilled pineapple, poblano peppers & onions, fresh cilantro and achiote mayo, all on a toasted bolio bun.

Additional Beneficiaries

This year's Army Navy Virtual Watch Party proudly benefits the Alumni Associations of both the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy.

Team Building

The 2020 Army vs Navy Virtual Watch Party is a great opportunity for corporate team-building and bonding! Your employees will enjoy a unique and memorable event together. No team is too big or too small. We can even set up a friendly fundraising competition between teams and departments within your company. What a fun way to close out 2020 as a team!

Contact Jennifer Brown at jbrown@combinedarms.us or 281-898-8828 for more information.



Why Participate?

THIS YEAR ALONE, OVER 200,000 SERVICE MEMBERS WILL TRANSITION OUT OF THE SERVICE. 

They are experienced leaders, skilled co-workers, adept business owners and supportive neighbors. Imagine the impact of these new arrivals: business and neighborhoods will grow, leaders will emerge, and economies will continue to thrive. Combined Arms is on a collaborative mission to welcome home even more veterans, connecting them to the camaraderie and opportunities, and setting them up to have a positive impact on the communities they return to. 

Your support and participation in the Combined Arms Army vs Navy Virtual Watch Party will raise awareness for our mission and the services and resources available to veterans via the online CAX portal, at the CAX transition Center, and through the Texas Veterans Network.

ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL DIRECTLY SUPPORT COMBINED ARMS ONGOING PROGRAMS ACCELERATING THE IMPACT OF VETERANS NATIONWIDE.

About the Cause

Combined Arms exists to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life. The faster veterans integrate into our community, the faster we are able to harness their passions and skills to make an impact. We are here to connect these veterans to resources so they can make “civilian” their next branch of service.  

Combined Arms is part of the recently launched Texas Veterans Network, an initiative that will make Texas the first state in the country to offer the veteran community an interconnected network of services to help them transition from military service to civilian life and workforce. Learn more about TVN HERE and the impact they are making in the lives of Texas veterans. 

Combined Arms is a one-stop resource for veterans in transition. Through a collaborative effort with our 70+ member organizations, we offer holistic support in a customized and efficient way. If you are a transitioning veteran checking out of your unit, CLICK HERE to check into ours.

For more information about Combined Arms, a federally approved 501(c)3 charitable organization, or to learn how you can get involved with our mission accelerating the impact of veterans in your community, contact Bryan Escobedo at bescobedo@combinedarms.us.

COMBINED ARMS SERVES ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, VETERANS FROM ALL SERVICE ERAS, AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.



Army Black Knights vs Navy Midshipmen: The History of "America's Game"

December 12, 2020 will mark the 121st playing of the Army-Navy game and will be played at West Point. The game is being moved from Philadelphia due to attendance limits placed on outdoor events in the state of Pennsylvania that would not allow the entire Corp of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen to attend. As the designated home team in 2020, Army West Point will host the 121st iteration at the historic Michie Stadium.

This marks the first time the Army-Navy game has been played at a home site since world War II when Annapolis hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game. The two schools also rotated the first four games from 1890 - 1893.

Embodying the spirit of the United States Armed Forces inter-service rivalry, the Army- Navy Game is an American college football game between the Army Black Knights of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY and the Navy Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, MD. This game, coined "America's Game," marks the end of the college football regular season and the third and final game of the season's Commander-in-Chief's Trophy series.

The Army-Navy game is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football. It has been frequently attended by sitting U.S. presidents and has aired nationally on the radio since 1930, and has been nationally televised on a broadcast network every year since 1945. The game is considered a college football institution. 

Army and Navy first met on the field on November 29, 1890, and have met annually since 1930 and has been held at several locations throughout its history, including New York and Baltimore, but has most frequently been played in Philadelphia, roughly equidistant from the two academies. Historically played on the second Saturday after Thanksgiving (a date on which most other college football teams end their regular seasons), the game is now played on the second Saturday in December and is traditionally the last regular-season game played in NCAA Division I football. 

The rivalry between Annapolis and West Point, while friendly, is intense. the phrases "Beat navy!" and "Beat Army!" are ingrained in the respective institutions and have become a symbol of competitiveness, not just in the Army-Navy Game but in the service of the country. The phrases are often used at the close of 9informal letters by graduates of both academies. A long-standing tradition at the Army-Navy game is to conduct a formal "prisoner exchange" as part of the pre-game activities. The prisoners are cadets and midshipmen currently spending the semester studying at the sister academy. After the exchange, students have a brief reprieve to the enjoy the game with their comrades.

The American national anthem is usually sung by members of the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy choirs. Unlike other football games, a notable recording artist or marching band does not perform the national anthem. At the end of the game, both teams' alma maters are played and the crowd sings along. The winning team stands alongside the losing team and faces the losing academy's students; then the losing team accompanies the winning team, facing their students. This is done in a show of mutual respect and solidarity. Since the winning team's alma mater is always played last, the phrase "to sing second" has become synonymous with winning the rivalry game. 

Navy leads in the all-time series, 61-52.