Bulldog Bash Board sponsor relations chair Cecelia Robinson explained the MSU Student Association's rationale for selecting Emerson.
“I came across the Emerson Family Resource Center, and until Bulldog Bash, I didn't even know they existed,” Robinson said. “I was Googling information on them, and I was like ‘maybe I should go talk to the director of the center.' I found Ms. Brooks and I went to meet with her, and that's pretty much how it happened.”
Programs offered through Emerson include
adult basic education, the Emerson Preschool, a resource library, after-school programs and programs for disadvantaged and at-risk families and students. For more information on programs offered at Emerson, call 662-615-0333.
Past Bulldog Bash philanthropies include the Oktibbeha County Humane Society in 2015 and Vets for Vets in 2016.
This year's Bulldog Bash was headlined by pop rock band DNCE and was held in downtown Starkville for the first time after being held in the Cotton District for most of its history and moving to the MSU Amphitheater last year. Past Bulldog Bashes have drawn more than 30,000 attendees to Starkville.