Tuesday, April 15, 2014

“Pizza for McKemie” Benefits Local Women’s Shelter

MOBILE, Ala. (April 3, 2014– University of South Alabama communication students are holding “Pizza for
McKemie” at Picklefish Pizzeria on April 19 at 3 p.m. for McKemie Place, Mobile’s only homeless shelter
for single women.

"Holding this benefit is a small way for us to assist women in our community who have lost a job, been
in an abusive relationship or have nowhere else to turn,” said Whitney Patterson, senior public relations
major. “After learning about what these brave women endure, we immediately saw an opportunity to
help the shelter build awareness and receive supplies they need.”

McKemie Place is the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington
and Baldwin Counties. They are a safe haven with a 65-bed capacity and have been filled over 15,000
times since the first night they opened their doors.

The benefit is featuring food, door prizes, a silent auction and live music by Danny Spiro and the
Wingmen, a Mobile-bred band, for a $5 cover charge. Additionally, guests can purchase McKemie Place
t-shirts for $10. All proceeds benefit McKemie Place.

CP+B Squared Agency formed to complete a service learning project for a charity in conjunction
with Protect America's “Pay It Forward Challenge” and its partnership with the USA Department of
Communication. Students are responsible for creating their own communication agencies and designing
a strategic communication plan for a charity of their choice. The “Pay It Forward Challenge” is an
opportunity for students to put their education into real world practice.

"Participating in the ‘Pay It Forward Challenge’ has given us more than an experience, but has created a
relationship with an organization near and dear to our hearts,” said Carson Bates, CP+B Squared Agency
member and senior advertising major.

If you would like to participate or learn more about McKemie Place, contact Destinee Bliss, CP+B
Squared Agency Networking Guru at 256-683-6351 or email at cpbsquared@gmail.com.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wynonna Tonight, Bret Tomorrow Night at Cypress Bayou Casino & Hotel

The following press releases are from the Cypress Bayou Casino's website. Check out this link: Cypress Bayou Entertainment Calendar for more information on what they have coming soon.

Wynonna and the Big Noise Coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel April 11

Charenton, LA – Five-time Grammy winner, Wynonna Judd, is headed to South Louisiana on April 11 and will headline in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel with the Big Noise.

"Wynonna starts a spring of fabulous entertainment that is coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. Her rich and commanding voice has sold millions of albums worldwide and we look forward to hosting such a big name in entertainment," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. "This is definitely a show you don't want to miss," continued Patrone.

Iconic performer, Wynonna is known for many number one hits such as "She Is His Only Need," "I Saw The Light," "No One Else On Earth," "My Strongest Weakness," "Only Love," and "To Be Loved By You." Rolling Stone dubbed Wynonna as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."

The astounding one night performance on April 11th begins at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at Bizzute Gifts at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel or through ticketmaster.com

Bret Michaels Coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel April 12

Charenton, LA - Bret Michaels, rock star, reality star and former front man for the mega band Poison, will be on stage Saturday night at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion.

"Bret Michaels is one of hard rocks biggest personalities. He owns the stage when he performs and Saturday night we guarantee that fans are going to get a big rock performance they will remember," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock n roll scene. Michaels successfully transitioned to a solo career and has released several successful albums of his own, including the hard rock chart topping album, Custom Built.  Michaels is also a well-known reality TV personality, starring in the reality phenomena Rock of Love and it's subsequent sequels and then winning the Celebrity Apprentice 3.  

Michaels will take the stage Saturday night, April 12 at 8:00pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts and Ticketmaster.com

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com