JACKSON, Miss. (October 22, 2018) — The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce that celebrated pro athletes Herschel Walker and Paul Maholm have committed to play in the tournament’s Allen Exploration Pro-Am. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, with morning and afternoon tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. and noon, respectively. The 51st Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 22-28, 2018 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS.

“We are offering spectators free ticketed admission to come out to the course in support of these legends as they play alongside our pro golfers in Wednesday’s Allen Exploration Pro-Am,” said Executive Director Steve Jent. “Tickets for this event are available for pick up at the Will-Call/Spectator Parking area at Northpark.” 

Herschel Walker, a Heisman trophy winner, Olympic bobsledder, successful businessman, and author, began his famed college football career at the University of Georgia, earning three consensus All-American honors before going on to play professional football for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. In 1999, Walker was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He is also currently serving as the Chairman of the President’s Council for Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. Walker is honored to also work with various programs on military bases by mentoring and motivating our dedicated men and women of the military.

Walker owns and runs Savannah based Renaissance Man Food Service selling protein and various other items under the H. Walker Foods and Famous 34 brands. A portion of all profits from Herschel’s Famous 34 is donated to charity. In addition to other charitable work, Walker regularly gives motivational speeches at schools and events nationwide. 

Hailing from Holly Springs, retired Major League pitcher and standout Diamond Dawg Paul Maholm, is a 2018 inductee into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame. Maholm was an All-SEC and All-American pitcher for the Bulldogs from 2001-03. He finished his three-year college career with 27 wins and 273-career strikeouts. Maholm led the team in wins and strikeouts each of his three seasons. In 2001, he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. In 2003, he was the eighth MLB draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent 10 years in the Majors, winning 77 games and compiling 984 strikeouts with the Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Throughout the years, Maholm has given back to his various communities through charitable contributions and voluntarism. He is heavily involved with Chip n Fore Heroes, an annual golf tournament and auction that helps fund the Deen and Tate Memorial Scholarship Endowment at The University of Southern Mississippi. The endowment provides support to a USM student who is the child, or grandchild, of a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic/EMT.    

“On behalf of Sanderson Farms, I want to thank these gentlemen for their participation in the Allen Exploration Pro-Am, which in turn supports the Friends of Children’s Hospital and 65 additional charities through the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms. “We are humbled that they are taking time out of their busy schedules to make a difference for the children in our state.”

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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 Allen Exploration  

Carl Allen formed Allen Exploration, LLC (AEX) in 2016 to research, explore and improve the world’s oceans.  AEX searches for sunken history and strives to improve the oceans’ environment. The Allen Family Office invests in numerous asset classes including stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, venture capital, direct investments, co-investments and angel investments.  Allen Exploration also manages the AEX Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund (“AXGT”).

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.

2017 Sanderson Farms Championship

With one week before the start of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship, tournament officials are excited to announce player commitments.

The field of 132 players includes Defending Champion, Ryan Armour (2017). Other past champions who have committed to this year’s tournament are Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), Bill Haas (2010) Champion and the 2011 FedExCup Champion), Chris Kirk (2011), Chad Campbell (2007), and D.J. Trahan (2006).

Also joining the field of play is two-time US Open Champion Retief Goosen (2001 and 2004); Major Champions Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open Champion), Cameron Davis (2017 Australian Open Champion), Amateur Champions Curtis Luck (2016 US Amateur Champion), and Jackson’s own Wilson Furr (2018 Mississippi State Amateur Champion).

Other notables include Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Randolph (Former Ole Miss standout and Brandon resident), Dylan Frittelli (highest world ranking of the current players in the field at #73) Stuart Appleby, Jonathan Byrd, Hudson Swafford, Harris English, Ben Crane, Trey Mullinax, and Tom Lovelady.

“Our event continues to grow in stature among the PGA TOUR players, and I think this is reflected in the strength of our field to date,” said Executive Director Steve Jent.

The 51st Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 22-28, 2018 at The Country Club of Jackson, MS. For the full field, visit SFC Committed Players.

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.

2017 Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship is proud to honor Mississippi’s first responders by offering them and one guest free admission to the tournament, courtesy of the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation. The PGA TOUR event is set for October 22-28, 2018 at The Country Club of Jackson.

 First responders who show their official identification may pick up two (2) free tournament Daily Grounds Tickets at Will Call, located at the general spectator parking area at Northpark.

“Mississippi first responders include fire rescue, EMT/EMS employees, law enforcement officers, and 911 dispatchers. First responders are special individuals who serve to help keep our loved-ones safe,” said foundation board member John Lewis. “This is just a small way that we can salute the crucial and vital role these men and women play in helping our communities.”

For all other spectators, Good-Any-Day grounds tickets to this year’s championship are $30 and are available online through Ticketmaster.com, at Edwin Watts on County Line Road, Nevada Bob’s on I-55 North in the LeFleur Shopping Center, and at Will Call during the week of the tournament. Admission to the Allen Exploration Pro-Am on Wednesday, October 24 is free to the public. Youth, ages 18 and under, receive free admission each day with a ticketed adult.

About Gertrude C. Ford
Gertrude C. Ford was raised in a generations-old tradition of philanthropy, which began more than 150 years ago with a $25 donation from her family to the Andrew Female College Building Fund in Randolph County, Georgia. Mrs. Ford established the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation in Jackson with a very generous gift in 1991. Mrs. Ford died in September 1996. She and her husband, Aaron Lane Ford, an Ackerman attorney and U.S. congressman representing what was then Mississippi’s Fourth District, are buried in Cuthbert, a small town in southwest Georgia.

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.

The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce that Jackson-based Capital City Beverages, distributor of Corona Premier, has joined the 2018 PGA TOUR event as the official sponsor of the Corona Premier Patio on the 18th Fairway. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, October 22-28, 2018.

The Patio on the 18th Fairway is the tournament’s main concessions area and it includes a 9’ x 16’ large screen television for football and golf viewing. Corona Premier will be the Official Beer of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

“We are excited to have Capital City Beverages and Corona Premier sponsor the Corona Premier Patio on the 18th Fairway,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “Also, we’ll be serving Corona Premier, Miller Lite, Coors Light, and other Capital City Beverages beers in all concessions and at parties/events during the week. We greatly appreciate the Drennan and Bertucci families coming alongside us as we continue to grow our charitable giving.”

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event, raising approximately $1.46 million in 2017 for Mississippi charities. Now in its 51st year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $13.5 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Children’s of Mississippi.

“Capital City Beverages is thrilled to join forces with the Sanderson Farms Championship as the sponsor of the Corona Premier Patio and as the official beer provider,” said Brian Drennan, Vice President and General Manager of Capital City Beverages. “We are proud to support the event and its primary charitable recipient, Friends of Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi, as well as other charities throughout our state.”

About Capital City Beverages
Established in Jackson, Mississippi in 1941, Capital City Beverages is one of the South’s leading domestic and imported beverage distributors, and is poised to continue its journey of growth and success. Family owned and operated for four generations, they distribute to over 1500 customers in 18 Mississippi counties.

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.

Mountain Dew - Dr Pepper - sponsor of Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship is pleased to announce that Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper brands, distributed by Brown Bottling Group of Ridgeland, will return for the sixth consecutive year as the official Volunteer Sponsor for the PGA TOUR event. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, October 22-28, 2018.

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event, raising approximately $1.46 million in 2017 for Mississippi charities. Now in its 51st year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $13.5 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to support Children’s of Mississippi.

“Brown Bottling Group is elated to again partner with the Sanderson Farms Championship as the official Volunteer Sponsor,” said Shelley Brown Floyd, Executive Vice President at Brown Bottling Group. “We are two Mississippi entities united with a common goal of supporting Friends of Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi, as well as other charities statewide.”

Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship, said, “We are thrilled that Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper are back as the official Volunteer Sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship. The commitment of Brown Bottling, combined with the dedication of our volunteers, is key to making this event possible. It is extremely important to us that our volunteers are well taken care of and 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
Established in Mississippi since 1971, 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, 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 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.

Blue Cross Bue Shield of MS - sponsor of Sanderson Farms Championship

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has recommitted as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship Youth Events. The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will sponsor Monday’s Youth Clinic for Jackson Public Middle School students and the Kids’ Zone venue, open Thursday-Sunday.

“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is proud to continue our support of the Sanderson Farms Championship events that highlight the importance of healthy and active lifestyles for our youth,” said Bryan Lagg, Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Sales. “These events introduce future generations of Mississippians to a sport that can be a lifelong part of living healthy.”

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is the state’s health and wellness leader providing members with benefits, tools and resources to be healthy through staying active, eating healthy and having an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider. We partner with Network Providers, employers and communities to create healthy places to live and work in our state, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi employees are helping to enrich communities through the Team Blue employee volunteer program. With Team Blue, employees are actively engaged in giving back to the community through thousands of hours of community service each year. Learn more at www.bcbsms.com.

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.

Trustmark - Sponsor Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship is pleased to announce that Trustmark has recommitted to being a presenting sponsor of the Military Outpost during the 2018 tournament. The Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson.

The Military Outpost will be a hospitality pavilion on the 10th Green where various military units from around the state of Mississippi will be entertained during the tournament. Guest groups will include active-duty, reserve, and retired military, as well as veterans. Trustmark is also the presenting sponsor of the Sponsor Party on Thursday night of tournament week.

“We are honored to offer our Military a special, complimentary hospitality experience to enjoy while watching the tournament,” Trustmark Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing Melanie Morgan stated. “The sponsorship of this pavilion is our way of expressing gratitude and appreciation to our veterans, as well as active-duty, reserve and retired military service members for their commitment, courage, and bravery to keeping America free.”

About Trustmark
Trustmark (NASDAQ:TRMK) is a diversified financial services company providing banking and financial solutions through approximately 200 offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

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.

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.”

About BankPlus
BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.7 billion, has 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, 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. Click Here for additional information on BankPlus.

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.

Officials for the Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that all available John Soules Foods Pro-Am teams have been sold for this year’s tournament. John Soules Foods is serving as the Pro-Am’s Presenting Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The John Soules Foods Pro-Am will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

“We are extremely grateful to John Soules Foods for continuing their generous support of the tournament and our charitable efforts for Mississippi and our children,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms.

“John Soules Foods is honored to be part of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship,” said John Soules, Jr., CEO of John Soules Foods. “We can’t think of a better way to help Friends of Children’s Hospital and the young patients at Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. We hope to be associated with the Championship for years to come.”

Pro-Ams give amateur golfers the opportunity to play alongside professional players and engage with some of the biggest names in the game. This year’s John Soules Foods Pro-Am will be played in a walking, shamble format, comprised of three amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional.

The 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson.

About John Soules Foods
John Soules Foods is recognized nationally as a leading producer of high quality value-added meat products. John Soules Foods distributes its line of Fajita and Breaded Products to foodservice distributors, national/regional restaurant groups; supermarket chains, and institutional businesses.

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.

Allen X Pro-Am - Sanderson Farms Championship

Tournament officials announced today that all available Allen Exploration Pro-Am teams have been sold for the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at The Country Club of Jackson. Championship week is October 22-28, 2018.

“As in years past, we are offering spectators free ticketed admission to the Wednesday Allen Exploration Pro-Am,” said executive director Steve Jent. “Tickets for this event can be ordered in advance through our website or Ticketmaster.com (search Sanderson Farms Championship) or picked up at Will-Call located at the Northpark parking lot.” Wednesday Pro-Am morning and afternoon tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.

“I am very proud to be a returning sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Pro-Am,” said Carl Allen of Allen Exploration, Dallas, TX. “Helping children has been a long-time goal for my family and we are especially pleased to support the Friends of Children’s Hospital. The Sanderson Farms Pro-Am event continues to be a well-organized program that offers duffers like me an opportunity to play with a real pro golfer while also fulfilling a much larger goal of helping a worthy organization.”

“Sanderson Farms is extremely grateful for Allen Exploration and their ongoing commitment to the championship and our ultimate goal of safeguarding the health and well-being of our state’s children and their families,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms.

Pro-Ams give amateur golfers the opportunity to play alongside professional players and engage with some of the biggest names in the game. The 2018 Allen Exploration Pro-Am will be played in a walking, shamble format, and all teams will be comprised of three amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional.

About Allen Exploration
Carl Allen formed Allen Exploration, LLC (AEX) in 2016 to research, explore and improve the world’s oceans. AEX searches for sunken history and strives to improve the oceans’ environment. The Allen Family Office invests in numerous asset classes including stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, venture capital, direct investments, co-investments and angel investments. Allen Exploration also manages the AEX Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund (“AXGT”).

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.