Inaugural Patriotism Bowl for Country Day at Catholic

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

The first Patriotism Bowl will be played at Charlotte Catholic High School football stadium pitting bitter rivals Charlotte Country Day at Charlotte Catholic.

The game will benefit three organizations with missions to encourage patriotism, support for veterans, active military and their families.

The game benefits Carolinas Freedom Foundation, Purple Heart Homes and Operation Homefront.

Organizers are expecting between 4,000 and 5,000 spectators for the game.

 A pregame parachute jump team and Navy flyover will happen before the game.

North Carolina native and Purple Heart recipient John Hyland, who lost a leg as a soldier in Afghanistan, will sing the national anthem. There will be military displays and a special guest for the coin toss.

This game also marks the 52nd meeting of the Cook Cup.

 The game will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 with gates opening at 5 p.m.

The stadium is at 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road.