GULFPORT, Miss., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic this week plans to award more than $200,000 to 24 non-profit groups who provide community-based services to individuals and families along the Gulf Coast.
The funds will be awarded to representatives of the charities by tournament officials and executives from C Spire, the Mississippi-based telecommunications company that has served as presenting sponsor of the professional golfing event for the last three years.
A special program is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Knight Non-Profit Center, 11975 Seaway Road in Gulfport. The awards are being presented through the Birdies for Charity program, which is designed to help local non-profits with their fundraising efforts.
ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC
In addition to C Spire as the tournament's presenting sponsor, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is uniquely funded by a group of 11 consortium partners who view this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2016 consortium partners include C Spire, Mississippi Power, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, IP Resort & Spa, F.E.B. Distributing, Habitat for Humanity, Hard Rock Biloxi, Harrah's Gulf Coast, Hancock Bank, Hollywood Gulf Coast/Boomtown, Coca-Cola and Roy Anderson Corp. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data and cloud services for businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.
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