The Sanderson Farms Championship is excited to announce BankPlus is returning as sponsor of the BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 50th Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 23-29, 2017 at The Country Club of Jackson.
The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck overlooking Hole #13. Accessible to guests 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 available for $40. Weekly ticket packages are $90 and are available online, at Will Call during tournament week, or as an upgrade onsite. All proceeds from the venue will go to Friends of Children’s Hospital.
The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, a 9-hole event where junior amateurs have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional, will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, on The Country Club of Jackson’s Cypress course.
“We are excited that BankPlus has renewed their commitment to the tournament,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The Junior Pro-Am showcases Mississippi’s outstanding junior golfers, and the BankPlus Fan Pavilion allows our attendees to get as close to the action as possible.”
Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus, said, “BankPlus is honored to once again team up with Sanderson Farms and Century Club Charities as part of the largest pro sporting event in Mississippi. We are all thrilled about the difference this event continues to make for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am is unique to the PGA TOUR. And, the BankPlus Fan Pavilion is gaining in popularity every year as spectators are discovering this is the most up-close and personal venue on the course.”
BankPlus Returns as Fan Pavilion Sponsor
BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.6 billion, has over 57 locations in 33 Mississippi communities. BankPlus is the largest certified Community Development Financial Institution in the United States. BankPlus offices are located in Belzoni, Bentonia, Brandon, Byram, Canton, Clinton, D’Iberville, 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. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its seventh 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 $12 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 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 14 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.