Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ole Miss won the Special Olympics Unified Egg Bowl on Monday, Nov. 16 in Oxford, MS

            This year, Special Olympics Mississippi held the annual Special Olympics Egg Bowl at Ole Miss. Students, parents, and fans from Mississippi State and Ole Miss united at the intramural fields on Ole Miss’ campus to support the athletes. This year Ole Miss won the Fan Fundraising Challenge with $3,793 and Mississippi State with $1,859, which means Ole Miss could start the game with a 3-point advantage. The final score was 25-21 with Ole Miss keeping the title as the Egg Bowl Champions against the bulldogs.

           Special Olympics Mississippi became one of the first programs after the founder; Eunice Kennedy Shriver was officially incorporated and recognized by the state in August 1975, making this the 40th anniversary in Mississippi. This organization serves more than 3,000 athletes through a network of 17 multicounty areas and has thousands of volunteers. Their mission is to build understanding and acceptance for individuals who have intellectual abilities through athletic competition.

           Elise Mimms has more on that story, which you can watch here.

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