Meet Mardi, the Mascot for not only The Gulf Coast Challenge but also the City of Mobile. Since Mobile is the home of the original Mardi Gras, it was only befitting to name our beloved mascot the same. Mardi is the life of the party. He brings joy to every event he attends. Mardi loves Mardi Gras Music and he loves to dance. He promotes unity in the community by showing love and joy.  Mardi is available for “Selected Parties”, Corporate, and School events.



For more information call 251-289-9810 or email Erica King, Director of Community Engagement for The Gulf Coast Challenge


    The Gulf Coast Challenge Committee is currently accessing volunteer needs for all of our events.  Please check periodically for more information.  Thanks for your interest!


Darrell W. Randle

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

La’Keith T. Miller

Dean, Business & Finance, Bishop State

Colete Huff

Executive Director, Dearborn YMCA

Charley Jones

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

James Miles

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Susan Shaw

Mobile Sports Authority

Linda McSwain

Jack & Jill of America

Gerald Ramos

New York Life

Derrick Robinson

SU Alumni Mobile Chapter

Brad Lowell

Mobile County Public School System

Curtis Flakes

Alabama A&M Alumni Mobile Chapter

Anthony James

100 Black Men

Sam Jones

Former Mayor & Community Leader

Marcus Catchings


Kym Williams

Port City Secondliners

Dena Pollard

Mobile County Commission

Joe Roberson

Kappa Alpha Psi

Anitra Belle-Henderson

City of Mobile

Hattie M. Randall

Delta Sigma Theta

Rochelle Johnson

Alpha Kappa Alpha