Go ‘Over the Edge’ to Raise Funds for Habitat for Humanity at IP Oct. 14

Biloxi Miss.–IP CASINO RESORT SPA and Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will partner up once again to produce the thrilling, urban-rappelling fundraiser event, “Hang Out with Habitat,” on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The event’s kickoff party for “Hang Out with Habitat” was held at IP’s AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant thirty-two on Tuesday, June 20. Participants, also known as “edgers,” eagerly attended the launch party and committed to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, in exchange for the chance to rappel down all 32 floors of the IP’s hotel tower.

In addition to the launch party, Duncan Mckenzie, Vice President and General Manager of IP CASINO RESORT SPA, presented a $25,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

“The opportunity to go ‘over the edge’ at the IP is an extraordinary way to recognize, celebrate and commemorate Habitat for Humanity’s progress while raising essential funds for its future,” said McKenzie.

IP has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including participating in the annual National Women Build Week and being a Marquee Partner for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic charity golf tournament.

“Edgers” do not need prior experience to rappel 300 feet down the hotel tower, but do need to register and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Participants must commit to raise or donate a minimum of $1,000. The event will be managed by the professional rappelling event company “Over the Edge,” which will oversee all safety and logistics for the event. There are a limited number of rappelling spots available for the event. Individuals can register at www.hfhmgc.com. The community is invited to watch participants rappel, and a viewing area will be available on IP’s front lawn.


Winner of the elite AAA Four Diamond award, the IP CASINO RESORT SPA is the Gulf Coast's premier entertainment resort destination. Towering 32 stories over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi, the IP is home to more than 1,000 elegantly appointed hotel rooms and suites, live entertainment, award-winning restaurants, and a first-class spa. For further information, visit www.ipbiloxi.com. IP CASINO RESORT SPA is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Boyd Gaming and IP press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.