Victory Motorcycles has signed on as an official sponsor of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game. This marks the first year the two entities will be working together in their efforts to support the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.
“Everyone at Victory has tremendous appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, as well as their families,” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris Industries, Victory’s parent company. “We’re proud to salute our military personnel by taking part in events such as the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.”
As part of its partnership with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Victory Motorcycles will have bikes on display in the bowl’s official fan fest area, the Armed Forces Adventure Area. A Victory Motorcycle will also be on display at the bowl’s Team Kickoff Luncheon, held the day prior to the game.
Victory has supported U.S. military personnel and their families through several partnerships and programs. Victory provides ongoing support for Operation Gratitude, and in August 2012 Victory contributed $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project after pledging $1 for every Victory demo ride taken over a one-year period.
The Victory Military Priority Program provides riders currently serving in the military with first choice of bikes at Victory demo ride events, and the Victory Full Throttle Salute provides active, reserve, National Guard and retired military personnel with a discount when they purchase a new Victory motorcycle.
Among those representing Victory at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be actor, Victory rider and Victory spokesman R. Lee Ermey. The retired U.S. Marine is best known for his portrayal as “The Gunny” in the Oscar-nominated film Full Metal Jacket. Prior to the bowl’s kickoff, “The Gunny” will be bringing the official game ball to the field on a Victory Motorcycle, as well as presenting the in-stadium rules for fans in attendance at the game.
The 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will feature the Rice Owls versus the Air Force Falcons. With prices starting as low as $20 a ticket and ranging up to $150 for a Bud Light Platinum Club seat, tickets can be selected and purchased through the bowl’s website at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com. Armed forces veterans and active duty personnel can also request complimentary tickets through the bowl’s website, or by calling the bowl office at 817-810-0012. Complimentary armed forces tickets are available via the bowl’s corporate military ticket underwriting program while supplies last.