Megan Maye, the Southern Arkansas University Mulerider, saddled up Molly Ann the mule for a ride across Arkansas to celebrate SAU’s Fall 2013 record enrollment.
SAU’s award-winning video production crew will be filmed the famous duo of Maye and Molly Ann in Hot Springs on Wednesday, November 13, and in Little Rock that evening and into the following day on Thursday, November 14 (see a more detailed itinerary below). The footage was used for an SAU commercial highlighting the University’s broadening reach across Arkansas. The video debuted at the Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre on December 6, 2013.
Residents of Arkansas were encouraged to be on the lookout for Molly’s trailer on the road or for Megan and Molly at key locations in Hot Springs and Little Rock. Hundreds of posts were made on social media, and John Lamar, 16, of Little Rock was the lucky winner of an iPad from the “#ISpyMolly” contest.
SAU has one of the most unique mascots in all of collegiate sports, and the Mulerider’s upcoming tour of Arkansas is representative of SAU’s broadening reach across the state. Even though the tradition of the Mulerider dates back almost a hundred years at SAU, Megan Maye has taken the coveted position to a whole new level.
She and Molly have been photographed and starred in SAU videos more times than one could count. Maye is a senior in the College of Business at SAU, and she is ready to ride out with a bang for this tour of Arkansas.
John Tafari Lamar, 16, of Little Rock, took a “selfie” with Molly Ann during the Mulerider’s walk around the Riverwalk in Downtown Little Rock on November 14. Lamar’s photo was randomly drawn from the “#ISpyMolly” posts. He received a new iPad for winning the contest.
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"What a great and innovative [idea]"
- Ed Buckner, Chief Meterologist, THV11
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
11 a.m. Load up Molly Ann and depart for I-30 at
Prescott toward Hot Springs
2 p.m. Arrive at Oaklawn in Hot Springs for first
3 p.m. Arkansas School for Mathematics,
Sciences and the Arts
4 p.m. Downtown Hot Springs to get Molly Ann
on Bathhouse Row
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:45 a.m. Daybreak - KATV Channel 7
7:15 a.m. River Market with LRPD
8:15 a.m. Clinton Library
9:15 a.m. Promenade at Chenal
11:00 a.m. River Market
2 p.m. Arkansas State Capitol
3 p.m. Riverfront Park, North Little Rock
4 p.m. Big Rock, VA Hospital, North Little Rock
At 3 p.m. on Friday, November 15, a random entry will be drawn and the winner will be announced on SAU’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on SAU’s website (www.SAUmag.edu).