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. Sigma Nu Charity Bowl was also granted 501(c)3 status this year and all donations to thew 2019 Charity Bowl will be tax-exempt.
Every year, a victim of paralysis is chosen as the recipient to honor the memory of Chucky Mullins. This year our recipient is Thomas Guest, a sophomore student at Mississippi State University who was injured last year in a four-wheeler accident.
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.
Thomas is from Madison, MS and went to Germantown High School. He is a current sophomore Sigma Chi at Mississippi State University. Last November, him and a friend were at his hunting camp for deer season and his four-wheeler blew a tire and flung he and his friend. His friend just suffered scratches but Thomas was paralyzed from the chest down.
Thomas went through rehab at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA and his long-term goal is to one day walk again. He has since returned to school where he is working to finish school and live a productive, normal life. Thomas is currently living at the Sigma Chi house, where he is a member, and is able to go about his day thanks to help from an assisted living professional. Thomas wants to finish his degree in bio sciences.
SUPPORT Charity Bowl
We hope that you will support Thomas Guest as the recipient of the 2019 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.