Army ROTC 3rd Annual Egg Bowl Run
Coveted Golden Egg
The Battle for the Golden Egg is a tradition started in 1927, after a brawl broke out between fans and students of both schools during the 1926 game. To provide a positive focus, the student body associations at Ole Miss and Mississippi State came up with the Golden Egg. Ole Miss and Mississippi State football teams hit the gridiron to win rights to own the Egg Bowl trophy. The winning football team owns the bragging rights and the thrill of bringing the trophy home to the student body and alumni. Ole Miss won the Egg Bowl in 2014 and leads the series by 19. Hopes are high that the Golden Egg will remain in Oxford for yet another year after this year's Nov. 28 game.
Egg Bowl Run - Celebrating 100 years of US Army ROTC
The Egg Bowl Run was born in 2013, when the current University of Mississippi ROTC seniors were sophomores. This year the Egg Bowl Run will be done in celebration of 100 years of US Army ROTC. The run will start in front of the Lyceum on the Oxford campus early Monday, Nov. 23; Ole Miss ROTC cadets will arrive in Calhoun City around noon. The Mississippi State ROTC cadets will then continue the other half of the trip to Starkville. The game ball, signed by Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze, will be transported on this run to the midway point for a short ceremony. All donors will have a chance to win this Ole Miss game football at the conclusion of this campaign. The daunting 50-mile run originally sounded too lengthy to tackle, but as the tradition has grown, more and more Ole Miss ROTC cadets have become eager to participate in the 12+ legs of the run on the way to Calhoun City in order to hand the ball off to Mississippi State ROTC cadets.
A Charitable Event
Along with building enthusiasm for the Egg Bowl in Starkville, Oxford, and all communities in between, both ROTC programs like to use this exciting event to give back. Every year both Mississippi State ROTC and Ole Miss ROTC host a canned food drive hand-in-hand with the Egg Bowl Run because of its proximity to Thanksgiving. With this special holiday only days away, Mississippi State cadets will donate their canned foods to the citizens of Calhoun City, and the University of Mississippi cadets will support the Ole Miss Food Bank on the Oxford campus this year. Runners will make donations and spread the word to encourage people to join the effort and help ensure everyone has a warm, nutritious Thanksgiving meal.
Why Invest in ROTC?
With your generous support, Ole Miss Army ROTC can advance the training for future Army leaders while also benefiting a soldier in need. More realistic training environments and additional training opportunities can be obtained with the resources that Ole Miss Army ROTC raises through the Ignite Ole Miss platform. Also, your donation will help support scholarship opportunities for students who strive to be Army Officers but do not have the monetary means to do so. On behalf of the Ole Miss Army ROTC program and all of its supporters, we thank you for your contributions and hope to see you cheering on our runners on Monday, Nov. 23!
Along with our seven other perks, with your donation, no matter the size, you get a chance to win the Ole Miss game ball signed by your Rebel Football Head Coach Hugh Freeze! Donate now and enter the raffle! The game ball winner will be chosen randomly among all participants at the conclusion of this campaign. Expected delivery before Christmas 2015.
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