JACKSON, Miss. (October 25, 2017) – Tuesday evening, at the Allen Exploration Wednesday Pro-Am Pairings Party, CEO of Allen Exploration, Carl Allen and his wife, Gigi, made a surprise $500,000 donation to Batson Children’s Hospital.
“My wife and I went to Batson a few weeks ago and were blown away by what we saw. As we walked to the parking lot at the end of the visit, we hugged and thanked God that we are blessed with healthy children and grandchildren,” said Allen. “So tonight, I am making three commitments. First, to spread awareness about the hospital itself. Second, to restate my 10-year sponsorship alongside Sanderson Farms. And finally, to put my money where my mouth is, and donate a half million dollars to Batson Children’s Hospital, which is just the beginning.”
“We are extremely grateful for partners like Allen Exploration and good friends like Carl and Gigi Allen,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and President of the Board of Directors of Sanderson Farms. “Their continued support of the tournament and all that it means to Mississippi, complements our respective obligation to safeguard the health and well-being of our state’s children and their families.”
Tournament play for the 50th Sanderson Farms Championship begins this Thursday, October 26, and runs through Sunday, October 29, at The Country Club of Jackson.
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