The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus has signed on to continue their sponsorship of the BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for October 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson.
The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck that overlooks the entire 13th hole. Accessible to guests with an upgraded ticket, the open-air setting offers premium concessions and a cash bar, as well as large-screen TVs. Single-day tickets to the Fan Pavilion are available for $45. Weekly ticket packages are $100 and are available online through Ticketmaster, at Will Call during tournament week, or as an upgrade onsite. All proceeds from the venue will go to Friends of Children’s Hospital.
Junior amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional during the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, a 9-hole event set for Wednesday, October 24 on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course.
“We truly appreciate BankPlus for their continued commitment to the tournament,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, which acknowledges Mississippi’s outstanding junior golfers, is the only one of its kind on the PGA TOUR, while the BankPlus Fan Pavilion provides a great atmosphere for the public to watch the pros up close and personal.”
“BankPlus is very pleased to once again partner with Sanderson Farms and Century Club Charities as part of the largest professional sporting event in Mississippi,” said Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus. “The BankPlus Fan Pavilion has become a popular gathering place for spectators who have discovered this as the perfect venue to get as close to the action as possible.”
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About The Sanderson Farms Championship
The Sanderson Farms Championship is an annual stop on the PGA TOUR hosted by Century Club Charities, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of charity. The tournament’s primary beneficiary is Friends of Children’s Hospital. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its eighth year as a part of the FedExCup. Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), the nation’s third largest poultry producer based in Laurel, Miss., is the title sponsor.
About Century Club Charities
Century Club Charities is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of Mississippi charities. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event, helping to raise over $13.5 million for statewide charities.
About Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 15,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything they do, not only where products are concerned, but company-wide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity, and innovation that was established when the Sanderson family founded the company.