CASA Project: Ole Miss MBA group looks to help abused, neglected children in Lafayette County
OXFORD, Miss. — As a writer, I have been given a platform via The Rebel Walk to reach plenty of people about all things Ole Miss sports. While there aren’t sports activities going on due to COVID-19, many in the Ole Miss community are working hard to give back in any way we can.
During this time, a group of my Ole Miss MBA classmates and I have taken on a social entrepreneurship project with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Lafayette County, and we could really use the Rebel community’s help.
CASA is a non-profit organization that works with abused and neglected children in Lafayette County. My group joined with them to raise awareness for their annual CASA Superhero Fun Run and 5k that was originally scheduled to be held March 28th–until the coronavirus intervened. The run has been re-scheduled to occur October 31 in Oxford.
My Ole Miss MBA classmates and I were looking forward to raising funds for CASA through registering entrants for the Fun Run this spring. Our goal was to create a website where we raised money by getting people to sign up for the run via our site. (Click here for our site.) Now, however, even though the Fun Run isn’t happening this spring, we still want to help CASA as best as we can this semester, and WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!
How You Can Help
- Visit our site: ttps://mba-casa-superhero-run.myshopify.com/ And don’t just visit, please SHARE. Unfortunately a lot of our group isn’t from Lafayette County, which means we don’t have the best reach for the area. You can help by spreading the word over social media to all your friends!
- Consider purchasing a gift through PayPal on our “Purchase Gifts” page. For just $10, you can feed multiple children, or for $25 dollars you can feed a child for a week. Our gifts range from $10 all the way up to $1000, and we could use your help in any way possible.
- Or, you can Venmo @CASA-1 and send money directly to our team that will go straight to the CASA organization. Even $1 helps. No amount is too small when it comes to helping the youngest in our community.
For more info on CASA
I hope that you all can help me out with this, and I can’t wait to get back to delivering you solid Ole Miss Athletic content in the near future. My MBA class and I thank you for any support!
TJ Oxley is the Director of Basketball Content and Senior Basketball Writer for The Rebel Walk. He has over five years of experience providing in-depth analysis of college basketball through multiple platforms. A former MBA graduate of Ole Miss, TJ started with The Rebel Walk in 2019.