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.