BankPlus Returns as Sanderson Farms Championship Fan Pavilion Sponsor

JACKSON, Miss. (August 31, 2016) The Sanderson Farms Championship is pleased to announce BankPlus has recommitted as sponsor of the BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am.

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 will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, on the Cypress course at The Country Club of Jackson. The Pro-Am will be a nine-hole event where junior amateurs have the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional. The 49th Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 24-30, 2016 at The Country Club of Jackson.

“We are thrilled BankPlus has renewed these sponsorships,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “The Junior Pro-Am is unique to our PGA TOUR event and recognizes Mississippi’s outstanding junior golfers, and the BankPlus Fan Pavilion allows us to provide an upgraded viewing experience to the general public.”

Bill Ray, CEO of BankPlus, said, “BankPlus is proud to once again partner with Sanderson Farms and Century Club Charities in order to help showcase the largest professional sporting event in Mississippi. We are all extremely excited about the difference this event is making for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am was a first of its kind on the PGA TOUR. And, the BankPlus Fan Pavilion continues to grow as spectators realize you can’t get any closer to the action from any venue anywhere else on the course.”

About BankPlus

BankPlus, with total assets of more than $2.6 billion, has over 60 locations in 34 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

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 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 $11 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 13,000 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.