FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 6, 2010
Matthew Sheffield, Communications Director, MSSC, 601-460-0506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Carter, Secretary, MSSC, 601-506-9765, email@example.com
Tupelo, MS– On Saturday, May 8, 2010 the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition (MSSC) will host Second Chance Prom in Tupelo, MS at the Bancorp South Arena. The evening will include dinner, a formal program (including awards for outstanding youth), music and dancing. ?uestLove (from The Roots) will DJ, Hey Champ will play and Lance Bass has confirmed that he will appear. A-list event planner Michael Russo, of Roses n Lollipops, has organized the event.
“I am more than thrilled that prom day is finally here,” says Audri Ingram, age 15, Advisory Board Member of the MSSC. “MSSC members worked really hard to help plan this event. I know what it’s like to not be accepted for who I am, so this event is all about making sure people are accepted for who they are.”
This event is made possible through the generous support of funders, both in and out of Mississippi. Major sponsors include Green Day, the American Humanist Association, Iron Chef Cat Cora, Human Rights Campaign, and Lance Bass, who is a Mississippi native and vocal supporter of LGBT rights.
Members of the media are not allowed inside the event when it begins, however the MSSC cordially invites members of the media to the following:
What: Media Walk Through of Arena
Members of the media will get a look at the arena decorated for the prom, and have access to select youth members of MSSC for interviews.
When: Saturday, May 8 2010, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bancorp South Arena, Tupelo MS
What: Media Press Conference
Members of the media will have access to select event organizers, celebrities and