Beginning in 2018 Continental is the new title sponsor of the Mississippi Blues Marathon. With a new plant scheduled to open in Hinds County, Mississippi in late 2019, with ground breaking started in 2016, Continental Tire the Americas has initiated substantial economic development and community outreach to the State of Mississippi for years to come.
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The idea for the Mississippi Blues Marathon began through a group of individuals committed to civic opportunities. They wanted an event to showcase the city of Jackson, as well as the rich Blues history of the state of Mississippi. That’s how the Mississippi Blues Marathon has come to be what it is today.
To support the state’s rich Blues heritage, the Mississippi Blues Marathon has donated a portion of its proceeds each year to the Blues Foundation and its efforts in supporting local Blues musicians. For the past several years, the donation has been earmarked to support the Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to Blues musicians in need.