Actor, Comedian and New York Times Best-Selling Author Ali Wentworth Guest Speaker at Sanderson Farms Championship’s Women’s Day


Tournament officials at the Sanderson Farms Championship are pleased to announce that the third annual Women’s Day luncheon, presented by International Paper, will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at The Country Club of Jackson. This year’s featured speaker is actor, comedian and New York Times best-selling author, Ali Wentworth.

“We are honored to have International Paper return as presenting sponsor for our third annual event,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “We greatly appreciate their generous support as it allows us to create a first-class 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 serve as Presenting Sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship Women’s Day Luncheon.”

Thoughtful and hilarious, Wentworth will share personal anecdotes from her fascinating life and extensive career as a renowned actor, comedian, and author. She resides in New York City with her husband, George Stephanopoulos, and their two daughters, Elliott and Harper.

Wentworth first made a name for herself as a regular on two seasons of In Living Color and has appeared on television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Seinfeld, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also the creator, star, and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Starz series Head Case. The founder of BabyLove DC, she is a devoted advocate for children.

Wentworth is the author of the New York Times best seller Ali in Wonderland (HarperCollins, 2013), which takes a comedic look at bad advice from her mother, and her follow-up book, Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales (2015).

“Women’s Day attendees will have the opportunity to network with state leaders and other business professionals during the luncheon,” shared Jent. “Immediately following the event, we are hosting tours of the “best places to watch” by our Sanderson Farms Championship professionals, and a visit to the on-site Golf Channel Studio.”

A limited number of tables for eight remain for the event. For more information regarding table purchases, please call the Championship office at (601) 898-4653 or email Erin Johnson at

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 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 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 in 1947.