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.