STARKVILLE, Miss.- The Special Olympics Unified movement is bringing rivals from Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi together, even if only for one day. The third annual Unified Egg Bowl will be hosted on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 at the MSU RecPlex intramural fields on South Stone Boulevard in Starkville.
The teams are made up of special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities mixed in with traditional college students from MSU and Ole Miss. They play along side each other in a flag football game.
“With the Unified Egg Bowl, we aim to foster interaction and inclusion for our athletes, and understanding about intellectual disabilities,” said Jim Beaugez, director of public relations at Special Olympics Mississippi. “It’s a great way for our athletes to have fun while showing the world that Mississippi is unified in support of Special Olympics.”
It is a great opportunity for fans of both schools to donate directly to the athletes and programs of Special Olympics Mississippi at UnifiedEggBowl.org. Currently, MSU leads Ole Miss in donations with $3,550 to $2,250. However, Ole Miss leads the game series 2-0.