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The nonprofit foundation that sponsored the Army-Navy football game...

PASADENA, Calif. -- The nonprofit foundation that sponsored the Army-Navy football game at the Rose Bowl in November owes about $1 million to the two military academies, the city of Pasadena and other creditors.

Rolfe Arnhym, vice president of The Army-Navy '83 Foundation, said Friday that a series of fund-raising events are planned to try to pay the remaining bills by the end of June.

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The foundation budgeted $6.3 million to host the game, which included funds to bring 9,000 midshipmen and cadets to Pasadena from Annapolis, Md., and West Point, N.Y.

About 86,000 people attended the game, Arnhym said, but ticket revenue was $500,000 below expectations. Rain washed out a planned fund-raising event at Disneyland and other fund appeals fell short of goals, he added.

Arnhym said the foundation has $338,000 in unpaid bills from West Point and about $75,000 is still owned to the U.S. Navy Academy. The foundation also still must pay about $200,000 to the City of Pasadena for rental of the Rose Bowl and there are 13 other major obligations, including bank loans and bills for bus transportation, he said.

But Arnhym said he is confident the foundation will meet its commitments through the proposed new fund-raising efforts.

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Celebrities are being sought to appear with bands, a 1,000-voice choir and fireworks in an 'Armed Forces Spectacular' at the Rose Bowl schedule for May 19, Arnhym said.

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