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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.

Online volunteer registration for the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship officially opens Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Individuals interested in volunteering for the tournament may register HERE. The tournament will be held October 23-29, 2017 at The Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Sanderson Farms Championship offers a unique volunteer experience for all ages. Volunteer opportunities range from serving as a hospitality suite ambassador, inside the ropes as a hole marshal or ShotLink operator, to walking the course as a Pro-Am caddie or standard bearer.

Mississippi’s reputation as “The Hospitality State” is well deserved, and proven time and again by the lifeblood of The Sanderson Farms Championship–our volunteers–who proudly continue to keep our tournament running smoothly by returning year after year,” said Jeff Hubbard, Century Club Charities president. “I am always impressed by the willingness of our volunteers to take time away from their busy lives, and come from around the state, all to help the beneficiaries of our charities, including the Friends of Children’s Hospital supporting Children’s of Mississippi.”

Executive Director Steve Jent added, “We are grateful that we have many groups and individuals who volunteer in order to make our PGA TOUR event the best it can be. Their efforts are the key to a successful tournament.”

Each volunteer will receive a volunteer package including a Sanderson Farms Championship logoed golf shirt and hat, two weekly credentials, the opportunity to play a round at The Country Club of Jackson (minimum 20 hours worked), food and beverages during volunteer shifts, and invitations to volunteer-only events. The volunteer package is valued at $300, but thanks to Sanderson Farms and supportive sponsors, the volunteer fee is only $45.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up early to reserve their preferred area of service and, in addition, will receive an outerwear piece from Sanderson Farms. For specific questions about volunteer opportunities, call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653, or email kacie@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

New for 2017 is the Golden Rooster Club, recognizing volunteers who go above and beyond in dedicating their efforts to the Sanderson Farms Championship. Volunteers who commit 20 or more hours of service during the 2017 Championship will receive:

  • Exclusive “Golden Rooster” hat with pin for each year of being in the GR Club
  • Invitation to 2017 Champions Day event
  • Volunteer Golf Outing
  • 20% off in merchandise tent
  • Recognition in Volunteer Center during 2017 Championship
  • Recognition in 2017 Volunteer Handbook

Volunteers who qualified for the 2016 volunteer golf outing will automatically be considered a member of the 2017 Golden Rooster Club. This is an annual membership based upon working 20 hours or more the previous year. Members must re-qualify each year to remain active in the club.

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.

Sanders Farms Check Presentation to Friends of Children's Hospital

JACKSON, Miss. (January 10, 2017) – This morning, Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a record-breaking $1.125 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital, the fundraising arm for Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi.

This year’s donation will be designated to the $100 million Children’s of Mississippi “Growing Campaign.” The funds raised in this capital campaign will help UMMC expand and update space dedicated to pediatric care, including an expanded and renovated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); additional rooms for the pediatric intensive care unit, more operating rooms, and the creation of an imaging clinic for pediatric patients.

Peter Marks, Century Club Charities president, said, “The mission of Century Club Charities is to promote the game of golf to benefit Mississippi charities. Having Sanderson Farms as our title sponsor enables us to give a nice donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital in support of Children’s of Mississippi’s “Growing Campaign,” which fulfills our mission of benefiting the children of Mississippi.”

Friends of Children’s Hospital Chairman of the Board, Sara Ray, added, “Friends of Children’s Hospital is so thankful for the support provided by Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship. The contribution from the 2016 tournament is incredible and it will enable Friends to make a huge step toward fulfilling the goal of the capital campaign.”

Sanderson Farms became a title sponsor of the tournament because of its philanthropy,” said Joe Sanderson, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms. “As a good corporate citizen, Sanderson Farms gives back to others in the communities where we live. Making a contribution of this magnitude to Children’s of Mississippi at a time when expansion and updates of pediatric care at Batson Children’s Hospital and UMMC are being planned is heart-warming to all of us at Sanderson Farms.”

“This year was perfect all around, from the weather and golf course, to the volunteer, sponsor, and spectator support. All of this combined has translated into a record contribution to Friends of Children’s Hospital,” said Executive Director Steve Jent.

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 FedExCupSanderson 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 13,000 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.

About Friends of Children’s Hospital
Supporting Mississippi’s only Children’s Hospital, Friends of Children’s Hospital is a nonprofit organization benefiting Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. Founded in 1989, Friends works to support and promote Mississippi’s only hospital designed and equipped specifically for the care and treatment of sick or injured children. Their goal is to raise money for state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and services for all pediatric patients by building a statewide base of community support. Voluntarism, fundraising events and awareness efforts make it possible for Friends to help Batson Children’s Hospital meet the EXTRAordinary needs of caring for its patients.  Want to become a member of Friends? Interested in volunteering or donating to help the kids? Find out how by visiting FOCH.org for more information.

About Children’s of Mississippi
Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, encompasses all the pediatric services available at UMMC and at clinical sites throughout Mississippi.  At the heart of these services is Batson Children’s Hospital, the state’s only hospital devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured children. The Children’s of Mississippi network brings specialized clinical care for children to communities across the state, making it easier for families to get the treatment they need closer to home.

About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
A campus of the University of Mississippi, UMMC is the state’s only academic medical center. Located in Jackson, it encompasses six health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, pharmacy and graduate studies. The Medical Center’s health-care enterprise includes the state’s only level one trauma center and its only children’s hospital.  UMMC’s education, research and health-care missions share the objectives of improving the health of the state’s population and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit http://www.umc.edu and umc.edu/news_and_publications.

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Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a $26,861 donation to Stewpot Community Services. Collected at the tournament’s annual Sunday worship service, this marks the third consecutive year for the donation to Stewpot.

Peter Marks, Century Club President, and Steve Jent, Executive Director of the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented the check to Amy Brooks, Board Chair of Stewpot Community Services.

“Century Club Charities is delighted to once again contribute to Stewpot Community Services,” said Marks. “Our members believe by giving to such a valuable community organization this donation will help Jackson’s seniors, individuals, and families who are unable to make ends meet, especially during the holiday season.”

Jent agreed, “As host of the Sanderson Farms Championship, Mississippi’s only PGA TOUR event, Century Club Charities is humbled to be able to make a difference in the community through this gift to Stewpot.”

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Brooks expressed gratitude for the donation saying; “Stewpot appreciates the Century Club for selecting us as their 2016 honoree, recognizing the valuable work our 16 ministries do for children, teens, men and women, and the elderly. We can promise this will be put to very good use to help our clients at Stewpot.”

About Century Club Charities
Century Club Charities is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization, which exists 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 more than $11 million for statewide charities.

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 sixth 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.