Mud Bowl is a Michigan Iota-Beta SAE Tradition that these brothers have cherished for 88 years now.
Essentially, Mud Bowl is a football game played in a field of mud. In order to participate and compete, the fraternities have to raise money. The fraternity that raises the most money gets to play the SAE’s in the event. Alpha Epsilon Pi was the opponent at this year’s Mud Bowl.
The rules imply full contact for everyone, except the ball carrier is two-hand touch. Since the Mud Bowl is located in the chapter’s front yard, this makes overseeing the event and its rules easier.
The $52,000 raised went to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, specifically to the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund.
“This was the first year we’ve won in 6 years, so it was a very special day for all the brothers and me!” Alec Zielaskowski, Eminent Archon.
For more information about the event, check out this article here: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2022/10/88th-michigan-mud-bowl-raises-more-than-52000-for-mott-childrens-hospital.html