The Soul Bowl Giving Challenge - Jackson State University

$7,160raised of $20,000 goal

Beneficiary: Jackson State University Organizer: Jackson State University

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This year the Jackson State Tigers vs. Alcorn State Braves football matchup scheduled for Nov. 17 is called “The Magnolia Heritage Classic: Soul Bowl 2012.” The battle of the gridiron has moved from Jackson to Lorman, but there is another battle going on in a neutral location – The Soul Bowl Giving Challenge – and it’s happening right now online!

JSU alumni and fans, we need your help! By making a donation to the Soul Bowl Giving Challenge, not only will you help ensure our victory over Alcorn, but you will directly impact our current and future students by providing scholarship support. Give securely online today through PayPal by clicking the Give button on the right or you can mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Jackson State University
Annual Giving
P.O. Box 17144
Jackson, MS 39217

Please make checks or money orders payable to The JSU Development Foundation and write Soul Bowl Giving Challenge in the memo section. Checks and money orders should be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2012, to ensure they are counted in the final total. For more information, contact Tangelia Kelly at 601-979-1760 or

Let’s Go Tigers!!

(JACKSON, Miss.) – WJTV’s Ken South, meteorologist and Jackson State University alumnus, is hoping for a flood.

A flood of donations, that is, to benefit his alma mater – and beat out coworker and Alcorn State alumna and WJTV news anchor Melissa Payne – in the 2012 Soul Bowl Giving Challenge.

The local television personalities are feverishly working to outdo each other in the competition between the universities to raise the most funds for scholarships from alumni and supporters between now and Nov. 17 when the Jackson State Tigers meet the Alcorn State Braves in Lorman for the Magnolia Heritage Classic: Soul Bowl 2012.

“I’m so eager to rally the JSU family around this contest,” South said. “I think it’s a great way to show pride in our university and help future Tigers at the same time. Plus, we owe them one for last year. I know Tiger fans won’t let me down.

South and Payne will announce the Soul Bowl Giving Challenge winning school during halftime at the JSU-Alcorn game immediately following an ultimate fan contest in which the winners will be drawn from the JSU and Alcorn donors to the Challenge.

If JSU wins the Giving Challenge, Payne will have to wear Tigers’ blue and white gear. If Alcorn wins, South will have to be decked out in the Alcorn Braves’ gold and purple.

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