Original article can be found in the “Casino City Times” here: http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article/ip-casino-to-host-third-annual-hang-out-with-habitat-222095
IP Casino to host third annual ‘Hang Out with Habitat’
IP Casino Resort and Spa and Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will partner up once again to produce the thrilling urban-rappelling fundraiser event, “Hang Out with Habitat,” on Saturday, 14 October.
The event’s kickoff party for “Hang Out with Habitat” was held at IP’s AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant thirty-two on Tuesday, 20 June. Participants, also known as “edgers,” eagerly attended the launch party and committed to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, in exchange for the chance to rappel down all 32 floors of the IP’s hotel tower.
In addition to the launch party, Duncan Mckenzie, Vice President and General Manager of IP Casino Resort and Spa, presented a $25,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
“The opportunity to go ‘over the edge’ at the IP is an extraordinary way to recognize, celebrate and commemorate Habitat for Humanity’s progress while raising essential funds for its future,” said McKenzie.
IP has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including participating in the annual National Women Build Week and being a Marquee Partner for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic charity golf tournament.
“Edgers” do not need prior experience to rappel 300 feet down the hotel tower, but do need to register and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Participants must commit to raise or donate a minimum of $1,000. The event will be managed by the professional rappelling event company “Over the Edge,” which will oversee all safety and logistics for the event. There are a limited number of rappelling spots available for the event. The community is invited to watch participants rappel, and a viewing area will be available on IP’s front lawn.