LORMAN, Miss. – Magnolia Bluffs Casino-Hotel renewed its corporate
sponsorship with Alcorn State University worth $75,000 over three years,
announced Thursday morning on campus.
“We’re excited that we can help make an impact on both sides of the spectrum
through athletics and academics at Alcorn,” said Magnolia Bluffs President
Kevin Preston. “The way we’ve done it the last several years has worked.
Through utilizing the casino and hotel internships and the hospitality
programs, students are able to gain valuable experience and continue to feed
through us to gain employment experience.”
Under the new deal, Magnolia Bluffs will continue sponsorship and
promotional rights through 2021. Promotional activities will be held during
athletic competitions including halftime of basketball games. Additionally,
the hotel provides competitive rates for fans, officials and visiting teams
traveling to Alcorn.
“We are proud to have Magnolia Bluffs as a partner. This renewed sponsorship
will help us continue to compete at a high-level athletically, and also
assist the athletic department in enhancing the student-athletes
experience,” said director of athletics Derek Horne. “Magnolia Bluffs has
proven to be committed to the long-term success of our students.”
Magnolia Bluffs has consistently hired Alcorn alums over the years.