JACKSON, Miss. (August 13, 2019) – The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus has committed to continue as sponsor of the popular BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson.
The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck that overlooks the 13th hole. Accessible to all spectators with an upgraded ticket, the open-air setting offers premium concessions and a cash bar, as well as large-screen TVs. Single-day tickets to the Fan Pavilion are $45 and a weekly ticket is available for $100. Both can be purchased online through Ticketmaster, at Will Call during tournament week, or as an upgrade onsite. All proceeds from the venue will go to Friends of Children’s Hospital.
“We are honored to once again partner with the Sanderson Farms Championship as part of Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event,” said Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus. “We feel the BankPlus Fan Pavilion is the perfect venue for spectators to get as close to the action as possible.”
“We are deeply appreciative to BankPlus for their ongoing support of the Championship,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, recognizing Mississippi’s most outstanding junior golfers, is the only Pro-Am of its kind on the PGA TOUR, while the BankPlus Fan Pavilion provides a lively gathering place for everyone to watch the best professional golfers in the world.”
Junior amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional during the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, a 9-hole event set for Wednesday, September 18 on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course. The teams are set as part of the Mississippi Golf Association’s Junior summer league.
BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.9 billion, has 57 banking offices in 32 Mississippi communities. BankPlus offices are located in Belzoni, Brandon, Byram, Canton, Clinton, Durant, Flora, Flowood, Gluckstadt, Hernando, Holly Bluff, Horn Lake, Isola, Jackson, Lexington, Madison, Meridian, Newton, Olive Branch, Pearl, Picayune, Pickens, Poplarville, Quitman, Ridgeland, Shubuta, Southaven, Stonewall, Tchula, Tupelo, Waynesboro and Yazoo City. For additional information on BankPlus, please visit www.BankPlus.net.
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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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 $15 million for statewide charities.