WLOX Editorial: MS Gulf Resort Classic is great for South Mississippi's Economy

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is in full swing this week at Fallen Oak. It is great to see a premiere event continue here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, now in its fifth year as part of the Champions Tour.

This event shines a positive light on South Mississippi which includes national television coverage on the Golf Channel. The positive economic impact was $15 million last year and now totals $55 million  over the past four years.

Local charities also benefit with cash and in kind contributions of more than $750 thousand to date.  We are glad to see C-Spire's commitment as the presenting sponsor over the next three years insuring the continuation of the Classic here and the continued positive economic impact.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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