Tournament officials at the Sanderson Farms Championship announced the 2021 Women’s Day will be a day of encouragement and hope with keynote speaker Katherine Wolf. Katherine will share her inspirational story of survival and recovery from a catastrophic brainstem stroke shortly after the birth of her first son.
The Women’s Day luncheon, now in its eighth year, will be held at The Country Club of Jackson on Tuesday, September 28. International Paper returns as presenting sponsor for the popular event.
“We want to thank International Paper for once again servingas the luncheon’s presenting sponsor,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “Their ongoing support has allowed us to continue to raise the bar on what I believe is the best Women’s Day event on the PGA TOUR. It’s exciting to have our events back on track after having them postponed last year.”
“At International Paper, diversity and inclusion is about recognizing and appreciating the value of each unique individual and leveraging those differences to increase engagement. The Women in IP Mentoring Board is one way that International Paper brings together women to promote awareness, support development and encourage collaboration,” said Mandi Gilliland, Strategic Pricing and Customer Relationship Manager and Women in IP Mentoring Board Leader. “International Paper is proud to return as presenting sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship Women’s Day luncheon.”
Katherine is a communicator and advocate. She married her husband Jay in 2004 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Their son James was born in 2007, and six months later Katherine’s life nearly ended with a catastrophic stroke. Miraculously, she survived and continues her recovery to this day, including having a miracle baby, John in 2015. Katherine and Jay have shared their journey of steadfast hope through their books, Hope Heals and Suffer Strong, and at speaking events both live and online before millions. Together, they founded Hope Heals camp, a community for families with disabilities like them. Katherine, Jay and their two sons live in the Atlanta area.
Katherine and Jay have shared their journey of steadfast hope through their two books, Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love (2016) and Suffer Strong (February 2020), and at speaking events both live and online before millions. Together, they founded Hope Heals camp, a community for families with disabilities like them. Katherine, Jay, and their two sons live in the Atlanta area. To learn more, visit hopeheals.com or @hopeheals.
Through their ministry, Katherine and Jay aspire to encourage people everywhere who are suffering broken bodies, broken brains, and broken hearts, seeking to bridge the gap between those disabled, both externally and internally, with hope of healing for the overwhelming pains we all carry inside.
For more information regarding table purchases, please call the Championship office at 601.898.4653 or email Erin Kiker at firstname.lastname@example.org.