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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.