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Medal of Honor Bowl expected to bring economic boom to Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC -

The final preparations are underway for the first annual Medal of Honor bowl game in Charleston.

Organizers announced the bowl game just 100 days ago and said they have been working around the clock to get all of the details sorted out before kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

More than 100 players are expected to take the field with nearly 100 football scouts in the stands, scoping out possible talent.

In addition to bringing a great game to the area, officials said this event will inject a lot of money into Charleston's wallet.

"This will be an economic that will be something that really spurs this economy in a time that it's a dead time in Charleston," chairman Tommy McQueeney said.

Between the hotel rooms, restaurant reservations and another round of the national spotlight, McQueeney promises the event will speed up this slow time of the year.

"Occupancy in Charleston in the second week of January is number 52 in our schedule," McQueeney said. "It's the worst week of the year, and yet we are bringing in this event, so that will change."

The game will be benefiting the Wounded Warrior project and the Medal of Honor Museum aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown.  The game will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday at 2 p.m. If you want to purchase tickets or check out events planned for the week, click here.

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