Online volunteer registration for the 2016 Sanderson Farms Championship officially opens Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Individuals interested in volunteering for the tournament may register HERE. The tournament will be held October 24-30, 2016 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.
Century Club President Peter Marks stressed the involvement of community support saying, “Last year, we were thrilled to have volunteers from across the state support the Sanderson Farms Championship during tournament week. Mississippi is fortunate to host one of 47 PGA TOUR events and community support is imperative to our continued success. After all, this tournament is supporting the health of our children through our donation to our primary beneficiary Friends of Children’s Hospital supporting Children’s of Mississippi.”
Executive Director Steve Jent added, “Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the tournament. We are very thankful that so many groups and individuals volunteer in order to make our PGA TOUR event the best it can be.”
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 four shifts 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. The fee will increase to $55 on September 1, 2016.
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $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, sponsors the Championship.
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 12,000 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 back in 1947.