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Pro-Am Teams for the Sanderson Farms Championship Sold Out

JACKSON, Miss. (September 12, 2017) — Tournament officials announced today that all 76 of the available Pro-Am teams have been sold for the 50th Sanderson Farms Championship, to be played October 23-29, 2017 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS.

“The Pro-Am events are unique to the PGA TOUR, differentiating it from other professional sports,” said executive director Steve Jent. “Having both the John Soules Foods and the Allen Explorations Pro-Ams sell out this early is an exciting show of backing from not only our community partners but the many Sanderson Farms vendors who participate.”

“We are delighted to have sold all available Pro-Am teams for 2017,” said Jeff Hubbard, president of Century Club Charities, the event’s host organization. “The loyalty our corporate community has shown our tournament through charitable giving is remarkable and embodies what a great market Jackson is for professional golf.”

The John Soules Foods Pro-Am will be played on Monday, October 23, 2017. The Allen Exploration Pro-Am will be played Wednesday, October 25, with 7:30 a.m. and noon tee times. Free admission tickets to the Wednesday Pro-Am are available online or at Will Call at the Northpark Mall parking lot.

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 seventh 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.

 

  Source:  2017 SFC ProAm SOLD OUT.pdf

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The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce BankPlus is returning as sponsor of the BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 50th Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 23-29, 2017 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck overlooking Hole #13. 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 $40. Weekly ticket packages are $90 and are available online, at Will Call during tournament week, or as an upgrade onsite. All proceeds from the venue will go to Friends of Children’s Hospital.

The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, a 9-hole event where junior amateurs have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional, will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course.
“We are excited that BankPlus has renewed their commitment to the tournament,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The Junior Pro-Am showcases Mississippi’s outstanding junior golfers, and the BankPlus Fan Pavilion allows our attendees to get as close to the action as possible.”

Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus, said, “BankPlus is honored to once again team up with Sanderson Farms and Century Club Charities as part of the largest pro sporting event in Mississippi. We are all thrilled about the difference this event continues to make for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am is unique to the PGA TOUR. And, the BankPlus Fan Pavilion is gaining in popularity every year as spectators are discovering this is the most up-close and personal venue on the course.”

BankPlus Returns as Fan Pavilion Sponsor

About BankPlus
BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.6 billion, has over 57 locations in 33 Mississippi communities. BankPlus is the largest certified Community Development Financial Institution in the United States. BankPlus offices are located in Belzoni, Bentonia, Brandon, Byram, Canton, Clinton, D’Iberville, Durant, Flora, Flowood, Gluckstadt, Hernando, Holly Bluff, Horn Lake, Isola, Jackson, Lexington, Madison, Meridian, Newton, Olive Branch, Pearl, Picayune, Pickens, Poplarville, Quitman, Ridgeland, Shubuta, Southaven, Stonewall, Tchula, Tupelo, Waynesboro and Yazoo City. For additional information on BankPlus, please visit www.BankPlus.net.

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 seventh 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 $12 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 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 14 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 in 1947.

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Online Media Credentialing OPEN for 50th Sanderson Farms Championship

WHOSanderson Farms Championship The Country Club of Jackson, 345 St. Andrews Drive, Jackson
WHATOnline tournament media credentialing available
WHEREwww.pgatourmedia.com
WHENThursday, August 31 to Saturday, October 21, 2017 (noon).

Media interested in covering the Sanderson Farms Championship October 23-29, 2017 in Jackson, MS, must submit a media credentials application by noon, October 21, 2017.

To apply for media credentials, please visit pgatourmedia.com, click Media Credentials, then click Register, and follow the instructions. If you have difficulties applying online, contact Jana Bell at 601-977-9200, x 334.

SOURCE: 2017 SFC Media Credentialing Alert.pdf

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The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that online tickets are now available for the 2017 event, to be played October 23-29 at The Country Club of Jackson. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the PGA TOUR event.

“This year’s championship will once again offer Good Any Day tickets for $25, valid Thursday through Sunday,” said executive director Steve Jent. “Also, be sure to visit sandersonfarmschampionship.com to see the great weekly packages we are offering this year.”

Parking and shuttle transportation for spectators will be at Ridgeland’s Northpark Mall on County Line Road. Handicap parking will be located at Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

Proceeds from all ticket sales go to Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. For a complete listing of ticket packages or to order please Click Here. For more information on ticket sales, please call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653.

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 seventh 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 $12 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 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 14 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 in 1947.

The Sanderson Farms Championship is pleased to announce that Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper brands, distributed by Brown Bottling Group, will return for the fifth year as the official volunteer sponsor for the PGA TOUR event which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at The Country Club of Jackson, October 23-29, 2017.

Over the last 50 years, Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event has raised just over $12 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Children’s of Mississippi. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event, raising approximately $1.4 million in 2016 for Mississippi charities.

“Brown Bottling Group is honored to once again partner with the Sanderson Farms Championship as the Volunteer Sponsor,” said Shelley Brown Floyd, Chief Marketing Officer of Brown Bottling Group. “Two Mississippi-based companies joining together to benefit Friends of Children’s Hospital, which supports Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi, is a perfect combination.”

Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship, said, “We are excited to again have Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper on board as the official Volunteer Sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Our event would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers, and along with Brown Bottling, we will take great care of them and ensure they have a wonderful experience.”

The tournament needs 1,000+ volunteers each year to serve in a variety of positions. Many statewide companies provide a large number of the tournament’s volunteers by sponsoring their employees as volunteer groups. Individual volunteer opportunities are available for those 15 and older. In order to reserve a spot on their preferred committee, those interested are encouraged to sign up early.

For details of each position please click here: Volunteer Opportunities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call the Championship office at 601.898.4653 or email kacie@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

About Brown Bottling Group
Headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., Brown Bottling Group is a franchise distributor for Pepsi-Cola and Dr Pepper beverages representing the top-selling products in virtually every category of the beverage industry covering soft drinks, juices, sport drinks, water, sparkling water, coffee and tea. As a total beverage company, their commitment to providing the best product by the best-trained employees at a fair price guarantees their success.

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 seventh 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.

Tournament officials announced today there are still corporate sponsorship opportunities available for the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, to be played October 23-29 at The Country Club of Jackson. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tournament.

Over the last 50 years, Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event has raised just over $12 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Children’s of Mississippi. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event, raising approximately $1.4 million in 2016 for Mississippi charities.

“Sponsorships are the cornerstone of a successful tournament,” said executive director Steve Jent. “The corporate and private support we received in 2016 helped raise more than $1.125 million for Friends of Children’s Hospital. Over the years, the commitment these organizations have shown our event is extraordinary and illustrates what a wonderful market Mississippi is for both professional golf and philanthropy.”

“We are excited about the variety of hospitality opportunities we have to offer this year, ranging from private, climate-controlled chalets to shared venues that include food and beverage, there are hospitality options to meet all budgets,” added John Mercer, Director of Sales. “Also, we still have a few Pro-Am team sponsorships up for grabs for anyone looking to play with friends/clients alongside a PGA TOUR player.”

A complete listing of private or shared hospitality venues and opportunities can be found at http://www.sandersonfarmschampionship.com/sponsorships/packages/. The tournament staff will be looking to finalize additional sponsorships in the upcoming weeks to ensure the success of this year’s tournament.

The 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship will feature a purse of $4.3 million with $774,000 going to the winner. As in 2016, The Golf Channel will broadcast 12 hours of primetime coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday. Two Pro-Am tournaments will take place during the week, the John Soules Foods Pro-Am on Monday, October 23, and the Allen Exploration Pro-Am on Wednesday, October 25.

For more information on sponsor packages, please contact John Mercer, Director of Sales, at john@sandersonfarmschampionship.com, or call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653.

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 seventh 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 $12 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 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 14 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 in 1947.

Tournament officials at the Sanderson Farms Championship are excited to announce that the fourth annual Women’s Day luncheon presented by International Paper, will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at The Country Club of Jackson. This year’s featured speaker is four-time 2008 Olympic medalist, NY Times best-selling author, and media personality, Shawn Johnson.

“We are grateful to have International Paper return as presenting sponsor for our fourth Women’s Day,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “We truly value their generosity as it allows us to provide an exceptional experience for our attendees.”

“At International Paper, women represent an essential component of our business groups, facilities, and communities,” said Quinn Thompson, Director, Diversity and Talent Acquisition. “We thank our female employees for their insight, unique perspective, and contributions. International Paper is proud to return as Presenting Sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship Women’s Day Luncheon.”

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide witnessed the then 16-year-old Johnson as she won four Olympic medals, including a gold for the balance beam.

2009 was a busy year for Johnson as her first book, Shawn Johnson, Olympic Champion-Stories Behind the Smile, was published. She was also named the 79th Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Sullivan Award recipient, one of the country’s most prestigious honors in amateur sports. And, at the age of 17, she became the youngest ever contestant, and won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Shawn was so popular with the audience that in 2012 she was invited back for “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” where she again made it to the finale.

In June of 2012, Johnson’s second book Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far About Love, Faith and Living Your Dreams, was published and quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2014, Johnson launched TheBodyDepartment.com, a site dedicated to offering an outlet where people can talk about body image, wellness, and fitness in a healthy way.

Johnson, now 24, is involved in a number of philanthropic activities such as working with animal and children’s charities, working with cancer charities, particularly those that affect women and children, and is a strong advocate of health and wellness initiatives.

For more information regarding table purchases, please call the Championship office at (601) 898-4653 or email Erin Johnson at erin@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

About International Paper
International Paper is a global leader in the packaging and paper industry and supplies a wide range of products that people rely on every day. The company produces uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging. Through xpedx, its North American distribution business, the company also offers printing, packaging, graphic arts, and maintenance and industrial products.

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 seventh 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 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 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 13 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 in 1947.