MTV Spring Break Coming to Jackson
JACKSON–With the destruction at the Jersey Shore, a common venue for MTV television productions over the years, the network announced it will be hosting “Spring Fix” in Six Flags Great Adventure, located here.
Beginning today, students can apply to be one of the 50 young people MTV will bring to the New York and New Jersey area to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix,” will kick-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminate on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. MTV cameras will be on the ground capturing all the “Spring Fix” activities, and the network expects celebrities, politicians and more to stop in and take part. All of the “Spring Fix” coverage will air during a special “Spring Break” themed week on MTV.
“We’re thrilled to partner with our audience and United Way to provide desperately needed help to communities in need following Hurricane Sandy,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “These young people are skipping the typical spring break parties to give back, and we’re honored to spotlight their work across our network.”
MTV’s “Spring Fix” efforts are a continuation of the sustained effort by MTV to help rebuild Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and other areas devastated by Sandy. In November 2012, dozens of stars, artists and organizations joined with MTV for an hour-long fundraising special, “Restore the Shore,” which helped raise desperately needed aid to help rebuild the heart of the Jersey Shore. Additionally, MTV partnered with Omaze.com to let viewers bid on six different experiences – from tickets to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to a Manicure with Snooki – as part of a raffle with proceeds going to Architecture for Humanity’s seaside rebuilding fund.