MEDIA ADVISORY- Hang out with Habitat 2017


WHO: Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

WHAT: Hang out with Habitat 2017 Rappelling Fundraiser

WHEN: Friday, October 13th Media/VIP Day 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 14th Event Day 10am-2pm

WHERE: IP Casino Resort Spa
850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530
Front lawn registration table – All media will be assigned an escort to have access to secure areas including training area, rooftop rappelling area, thirty two VIP viewing party and Landing Zone

VISUALS: Participants training for rappel on rooftop
Participants beginning their rappel from 32nd floor rooftop and landing after rappel in the Landing Zone
Attendees in viewing area watching Edgers in grass area out front of IP near valet
Interview opportunities with IP Casino Resort Spa and Habitat leadership
Interview opportunities with confirmed participants

BACKGROUND: Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (HFHMGC) and IP
Casino Resort Spa are partnering to bring the third Hang out with Habitat event to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

On Friday, October 13th Habitat will host the media/VIP day for select members
of the Coast’s media and special guests to rappel from 1pm to 4pm with WLOX’s Andrew Wilson going at 4pm. Other Edgers include Shannon Wall, Publisher of the Sun Herald; Diana Destry, Habitat homeowner; Kelly Bennett, iHeartRadio personality and two time Edger; community leader and two time Edger Becky Montgomery Jenner.
On Saturday, October 14th, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast brings the opportunity to “Hang out with Habitat” for the third year in a row. Approximately 50 participants will experience the thrill of rappelling 300 feet from the 32nd floor of IP Casino Resort Spa to the ground near the front (valet) entrance. These Edgers have each committed to raise at least $1,000 to go towards building a home in Gulfport. Habitat builds high quality, affordable homes on the Coast, helping to provide strength, stability and self-reliance within our community.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lindsay Avery, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,
(228) 678-9123 office / (516) 319-8128 cell,