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Jana Bell, VP/Marketing
Maris, West & Baker Advertising
Allen Exploration commits to 10-year sponsorship of Sanderson Farms Championship
JACKSON, Miss. (October 26, 2016) – Allen Exploration, presenting sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship’s Wednesday Pro-Am has committed to the tournament through 2026.
“As long as Joe (Sanderson) is involved with this tournament, we will be too,” said Carl Allen of Allen Exploration, Dallas, TX. “I am humbled to be a part of such a worthy organization, as helping children is extremely important to our family. We believe wholeheartedly in the mission of Century Club and the Sanderson Farms Championship.”
“We are ecstatic that Carl has stepped up with a generous show of support of the championship and our philanthropic endeavors,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms. “We appreciate his commitment to both our state and its children.”
“Carl’s commitment to our tournament and our community is amazing,” agreed executive director Steve Jent. “We are excited that Allen Exploration will be our Wednesday Pro-Am sponsor for the next ten years.”
“This was totally unexpected and we are overjoyed,” said Peter Marks, President of Century Club Charities. “We can’t thank Carl enough. He is a great partner and truly understands what it means to give. He gets it.”
Allen Exploration pursues and funds a wide range of ventures including emerging technologies in life sciences, agriculture, rare mineral mining, virtual reality and neural engineering. Allen’s goal is to support pioneering individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs engaged in cutting-edge research with the goal of making major discoveries.
About 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.
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 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.
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