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C Spire to tee off 2014 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic with spectacular golf shot by defending champion Michael Allen

C Spire:

   

WHAT:

Michael Allen, one of the world’s best golfers and defending champion of the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic, will attempt to guide a golf ball over 150 yards of water and hit a floating “green” in the Gulf of Mexico from the three-story-high pool deck of a luxury resort hotel.
 
The shot over the ultimate water hazard will be attempted on Wednesday afternoon (March 19) from the tropical pool deck of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino as part of presenting sponsor C Spire’s “Blue Greens” Challenge sweepstakes, which the company is using to help kick off of the 2014 PGA Champions Tour event.
 
If Allen hits the 28-foot floating “green” anchored offshore in the Mississippi Sound on at least one of his 10 shot attempts, a contestant selected in an earlier random drawing will win a grand prize valued at over $15,700, including a Moto X smartphone, one year of wireless service and a 2014 Yamaha VX Cruiser Wave Runner. C Spire also will donate $15,000 to the Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tournament’s primary non-profit charitable beneficiary.
 
Allen will use environmentally friendly floating golf balls and volunteers will be stationed to retrieve any errant shots that miss the target and land in the water.
 

WHEN:

1 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

WHERE:

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (terrace behind pool deck)

875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
 

VISUALS:

  • Highlights of Allen’s historic attempt to hit a floating green in Gulf of Mexico
  • Reaction interviews with grand prize winner, Habitat for Humanity and Allen
  • Highlights of C Spire “Blue Greens” putting contest to qualify for sweepstakes

 

WHO:

  • 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic defending champion Michael Allen
  • Habitat for Humanity, C Spire, Beau Rivage and MGRC tournament representatives
  • Winner of Blue Greens challenge contest grand prize

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