About Charity Bowl
Sigma Nu Charity Bowl was founded in 1990 to honor Chucky Mullins, former Ole Miss Football player who was tragically paralyzed the previous season. Mullins was injured in the 1989 Homecoming game vs. the Vanderbilt Commodores on a play in which he dove head first into fullback Brad Gaines, immediately shattering vertebrae in his cervical spine.
This year, chapter members of Sigma Nu suit up to play another fraternity chapter in the 29th annual Charity Bowl football game in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The event also features a sorority cheer competition prior to kickoff in addition to a homecoming style court at halftime.
Funding is raised for Charity Bowl primarily through Charity Bowl program advertisement sales and financial donations. In the years since its inception, Charity Bowl has grown to be the largest collegiate greek philanthropy in the country. Through the hard work of the active members, as well as the generous donations of chapter alumni and various businesses from across the nation, Sigma Nu has been able to accumulate over $1.7 million for its recipients.
Every year, a victim of paralysis is chosen as the recipient to honor the memory of Chucky Mullins. This year our recipient is Ben Abercrombie, a football player at Harvard University who was injured making a tackle in his first collegiate football game.
In recent years, Sigma Nu has also donated money to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, MS, the Manning Foundation, the William Magee Center for Wellness Education, and to different charitable organizations around the Oxford/Lafayette community.
Ben is from Hoover, Alabama where he played football and baseball for Hoover High School. Ben received a scholarship to attend Harvard University and play football. During his first collegiate game against Rhode Island on September 16, 2017, Ben went to make a tackle near the sideline and was unable to get back up. He was rushed to a local hospital where they performed emergency surgery to repair a fracture and get pressure off of his spinal cord.
Ben underwent extensive rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta until this January when he was fortunate to return home to Hoover and continue his recovery. Ben has fought hard during his path to recovery and we are honored to help him in his fight however we can.
SUPPORT Charity Bowl
We hope that you will support Ben Abercrombie as the recipient of the 2018 Sigma Nu Charity Bowl.
Funding is raised for Charity Bowl primarily through Charity Bowl program advertisement sales and financial donations.
You can support Charity Bowl through our website or by mailing in a printable form.