Tournament officials announced today that all available Allen Exploration Pro-Am teams have been sold for the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at The Country Club of Jackson. Championship week is October 22-28, 2018.
“As in years past, we are offering spectators free ticketed admission to the Wednesday Allen Exploration Pro-Am,” said executive director Steve Jent. “Tickets for this event can be ordered in advance through our website or Ticketmaster.com (search Sanderson Farms Championship) or picked up at Will-Call located at the Northpark parking lot.” Wednesday Pro-Am morning and afternoon tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.
“I am very proud to be a returning sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Pro-Am,” said Carl Allen of Allen Exploration, Dallas, TX. “Helping children has been a long-time goal for my family and we are especially pleased to support the Friends of Children’s Hospital. The Sanderson Farms Pro-Am event continues to be a well-organized program that offers duffers like me an opportunity to play with a real pro golfer while also fulfilling a much larger goal of helping a worthy organization.”
“Sanderson Farms is extremely grateful for Allen Exploration and their ongoing commitment to the championship and our ultimate goal of safeguarding the health and well-being of our state’s children and their families,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms.
Pro-Ams give amateur golfers the opportunity to play alongside professional players and engage with some of the biggest names in the game. The 2018 Allen Exploration Pro-Am will be played in a walking, shamble format, and all teams will be comprised of three amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional.
About Allen Exploration
Carl Allen formed Allen Exploration, LLC (AEX) in 2016 to research, explore and improve the world’s oceans. AEX searches for sunken history and strives to improve the oceans’ environment. The Allen Family Office invests in numerous asset classes including stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, venture capital, direct investments, co-investments and angel investments. Allen Exploration also manages the AEX Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund (“AXGT”).
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 eighth 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 $13.5 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 15,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 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.