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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama to Welcome the 2012 Commander in Chief Bowl Winners to the White House

WASHINGTON, DC— On Friday, April 12th, President Obama will welcome the United States Naval Academy Football Team to the White House to present them with the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Trophy.

The Commander in Chief's trophy was established in 1972.  It is awarded to the service academy with the best overall record against the other two service academies.  Every year since 1984, except 1993 when there was no outright winner, the President has personally presented the Trophy to members of the victorious Academy's football team at the White House. 

This event will be open press.  Members of the media who wish to cover this event must send NAME, MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to by 12:00PM ET Wednesday, April 10th.  NOTE: Members of the media who do not have a White House hard pass must also submit their full name, date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of birth, country of citizenship and current city and state of residence. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, we will send a confirmation with further instructions and logistical details.