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Mullen, McCrary earn $35,000 for charity at Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Golf

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and former Bulldog Fred McCrary shot 7-under par to earn $35,000 toward scholarships and charity at the annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta.

The duo finished in a tie for sixth place.

Team winnings will be split evenly between endowed scholarships and the charity of each coach’s choice. Mullen was representing the Mullen Family 36 Foundation, which gives back to children’s charities throughout Mississippi. The foundation raised over $60,000 for charity for Mullen’s incredible 26.2-mile Boston Marathon run last month.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is the country’s premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $540,000 scholarship purse.

Hope Children’s Home Roots On Bulldogs To Bowl Win!

Mississippi State had a great cheering section for the Bulldogs exciting 17-16 win over Miami (OH) in the 2016 St. Pete Bowl. Hundreds of kids from the Hope Children’s Home in Tampa, FL attended the game through tickets from the Mullen Family 36 Foundation. Since 1968, Hope Children’s Home has cared for more than 5,000 abandoned, abused, neglected, and orphaned children from newborn to 18 years old. The children have come to the Hope Children’s Home from not only the United States, but all over the world. The home does not receive government funding, but is supported 100% by individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations.

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Mullen Family 36 Foundation Supports The Reclaimed Project Care Center

he Reclaimed Project Care Center in Marks MS exists to bring a wholistic approach to the needs in ReclaimedProject3the MS Delta. Reclaimed recruits teachers who believe that every child deserves a quality education. Not only do children need an education, they need to be loved, encouraged, and empowered. These teachers work in the school district, as well as in the Reclaimed after school program. The Care Center focuses on after-school programming that includes tutoring, mentoring, and spiritual development.


Coach Mullen and Fred McCray playing in Chick Fil Peach Bowl Coaches Challenge

ATLANTA (April 27, 2016) – The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge today announced the official pairings for its 10th annual charity golf tournament. A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete for a first-place prize of $100,000 in scholarship and charity. All participating teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse.

“We created this event to help fulfill our mission to positively impact people’s lives through best-in-class events that create scholarships and charitable donations,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc.

Over the past nine years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided $5.3 million in scholarship and charity. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches, benefitting a wide range of organizations throughout the Southeast and the nation.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $19.5 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.

Competing teams will play a two-man scramble format over 18 holes using confirmed handicap adjustments. Schools will be paired for a shotgun start on the first nine holes and then re-paired, based on scores, and the round will continue with consecutive tee times for the second nine holes. Highlighted by four Dodd Trophy-winning coaches, five College Football Hall of Famers and three Heisman Trophy winners.

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Team 26 for 36 wins and so do the children of Mississippi!

Mississippi State football coach stars in this running game


Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen likes to emphasize the importance of mental toughness to his players. The next time he sees his team, he’ll be able to draw from personal experience.

Mullen completed the Boston Marathon in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 35 seconds. Not bad for someone who had never competed in a race, never mind a marathon.

“I’ve never even ran a 5K,” said Mullen shortly after crossing the finish line. “I trained for this, but I’ve never done any type of race before.”

Yet he never had any doubt about being able to complete the race.

“It was just a matter of how painful it was going to be,” said Mullen. “But there was no chance I wasn’t going to finish.”

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Mississippi State football coach stars in the Boston Marathon


Monday, April 18, 2016

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Happy Spring Friends,


Thanks to your help and our great success from the annual Mississippi Affairs the past three years — we’re taking another step in helping all Mississippi children.

This year we’re changing things up a bit, and running with it — making the Boston Marathon our annual event.

Thanks to Adidas — our presenting sponsor — the Mullen Family 36 Foundation is lacing up its shoes! Dan and our 26 for 36 team are running the Boston Marathon on April 18th!

With a goal to support children, Dan has been training a year now to run the Boston Marathon – a lifelong dream of his, and his first race ever!

We very kindly ask for your support this year. Every dollar raised will help children in Mississippi live their dreams.

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Scholarship Recipient — Taylor Floyd

The Mullen36foundation proudly congratulates Taylor Floyd on being our scholarship recipient. Taylor is in his second year at MSU. The former Tupelo High School student is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Taylor says the Mullens have changed his life; we say Taylor has changed our life, too.

Congratulations to Taylor, and his beautiful mother, Juanita on his accomplishments.

3rd Annual Mississippi Affair

Our Third Annual — A Mississippi Affair presented by BankPlus hit Starkvegas for the first-time ever!! A sell-out, three hundred guests enjoyed the foundation’s biggest night of the year at the Hewlett Barn in Starkville. The Mullens favorite Mississippian, Mac McAnally winner of seven-straight CMA Musician of the Year titles took a night off from touring with Jimmy and the Coral Reefers to play for the packed house. Cora Reefer percussionist Eric Darken also performed. The event raised more than —– dollars. Special thanks to Title sponsor BankPlus for their title sponsorship of the event each year. Champion sponsors included: ….

The End of the summer event brought the Mf36f’s fundraising total to more than 350k in three years.

The Mullens wish to thank each and every sponsor and person for attending our event and contributing to our foundation! It means more than you know to have your support; we are honored. We couldn’t do it without you!!

Music That Gives Back to Our Kids

The Mullen Family 36 Foundation wishes to thank the Music Gives Back concert series for a rockin’ September evening of music and their generous support of the Foundation. Lee Brice, Mississippian Ty Brown, and Samantha Landrum performed in front of a packed crowd in the town of Livingston, MS. Thank you to the artists and Reviver Productions for their donation. The Mullen Family matched Reviver Productions donation for a total of $2,500 to benefit the children of Mississippi!

Kick-off Evening raises more than $120,000

The Mullen Family 36 Foundation was proud to kick-off their inaugural event in Jackson, Mississippi in July. The Mississippi Affair featured award-winning musician and songwriter, Mac McAnally and cuisine of renowned chef, Robert St. John. More than 300 guests enjoyed the evening, including Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, along with their wives. The Foundation would like to thank our corporate sponsors; BankPlus, C-Spire, Carl Hogan Toyota and Entergy for their generous support.

The Mullen Family 36 Foundation present $10,000 donation to Robert St. John’s, Extra Table

Dan and Megan Mullen present a $10,000 donation to Mississippian Chef Robert St. John, of the Extra Table on Friday, November 15, 2013. Chef Robert St. John’s vision of the Extra Table to help end hunger and obesity in Mississippi all began in 2009.

While touring the state in 2009, Chef Robert St. John realized the problem of hunger and obesity were connected hand in hand. This tour kick started Extra Table’s goal of reaching out to kids and families throughout the state to end hunger by providing healthy foods while simultaneously reducing obesity. The dedication the Extra Table takes to provide food pantries and soup kitchens healthy food choices is a mission the Mullen’s are proud to support.  Not only does Extra Table provide food, but the food is carefully selected to maximize lean proteins, contain whole grains, and minimize sugar. While reducing hunger in Mississippi, they are also driving down obesity by providing healthy food choices to those who need it most.  With such a high number of children and individuals going to bed hungry throughout Mississippi, the Mullen Family 36 Foundation is proud to support Extra Table, with the hopes of feeding every child so no child goes to bed hungry. To learn more about the Extra Table, visit

The Mullen Family 36 Foundation presents a check for new Heart Center at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

The Mullen Family 36 Foundation presented the Foundation’s first check for $25,000 to the Friends of Children’s Hospital Monday, October 14th. The donation will go towards the funding of the hospital’s new Heart Center. Megan and Dan believe the Children’s Hospital was an outstanding choice for the Foundation’s first contribution. Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children is Mississippi’s only Children’s Hospital. Renowned pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, Jorge Salazar and Ali Dodge-Khatami attended the presentation. While visiting the hospital over the years in Mississippi, Megan and Dan have gained tremendous respect for the doctors and staff that take such good care of the children and their parents.