CrossCountry Mortgage is the Official Mortgage Partner of the Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas

Game on Wednesday, kick-off at 7:00 p.m. CST ESPN will feature the independent Army West Point Black Knights (8-4) and the Missouri Tigers (6-6) of the Southeastern Conference.

Known as “The Bowl for the Brave,” the Armed Forces Bowl highlights all branches of the military and includes a series of pre and in-game activities that draw attention to the sacrifices of the nation’s heroes. It is the only bowl game in which all three US military academies were represented several times, most recently in 2018 Army.

The bowl is also a source of civic pride for the city Fort Worth, which has hosted the game since the game was launched in 2003. As part of this relationship, the Bowl annually sponsors a pre-game visit by players from each team at Cook Children’s Medical Center, a nationally recognized downtown children’s hospital Fort Worth. Due to pandemic restrictions, CCM arranged for FAO Schwarz to deliver toys to dozens of hospital patients.

“This annual game and dozen of pre-kick-off activities remind us of what matters most in our lives – the selfless individuals who help protect our nation and the responsibilities to families and communities that keep us united and strong” said CrossCountry Mortgage Founder and CEO Ron Leonhardt Jr. “We are very proud to support this exciting event and to help cheer up the lives of children with significant health challenges.”

Since 2014, the Armed Forces Bowl has been the bowl game with the highest score. Played in last year’s game December 31, State of Mississippi squealed from Tulsa, 28-26. In the NFL draft, 84 players were selected to take part in the Armed Forces Bowl. The 2015 game MVP, Jared GoffIn the 2016 draft he was ranked number 1 in the overall ranking. He is now the starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, CrossCountry Mortgage serves customers in all 50 states through a network of more than 500 branches. The company, founded by Leonhardt in 2003, was included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies for the eighth time. CCM offers an extensive portfolio of credit solutions tailored to the needs of buyers, sellers and brokers.

CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC is one of the top 10 retail mortgage lenders in America, founded in 2003 by the CEO Ronald J. Leonhardt Jr. The company has more than 6,000 employees and licenses in all 50 states. A direct lender and recognized seller and servicer to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae, CCM offers a broad portfolio of home purchase and refinance programs ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to federally insured programs for veterans and rural homebuyers. Additional options include down payment assistance, home equity products, and expedited closing programs. CrossCountry Mortgage is on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Firms and has received several other local and national awards for sales and growth. For more information, please visit

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