Logos for Michelob Ultra and Southern Beverage Company

The Sanderson Farms Championship is thrilled to announce that Southern Beverage Company, based in Ridgeland and the distributor of Michelob Ultra®, has once again committed to being the Official Sponsor of The Ultra® Club for the 2023 PGA TOUR event. The Ultra® Club, conveniently situated on the 13th Green, will provide an exceptional experience for attendees.

Enjoy free access to The Ultra Club®, where you can indulge in the refreshing taste of Michelob Ultra®, the Official Beer of the Championship, and a selection of other fine beverages from Southern Beverage Company. Various wines, non-alcoholic drinks, and light snacks are also available for purchase.

Back for 2023 is the Ultra Club® fan promotion.

  • Purchase a Michelob Ultra® tumbler for $25.
  • If any player hits their tee shot on #13 within 96 inches (Michelob Ultra® has 96 calories), fans can fill their tumblers with Michelob Ultra® for $1.
  • $1 refills are available until the player who hit to within 96 inches finishes that hole.
  • Tumbler quantities are limited while supplies last.
  • Please drink responsibly.

“We are excited to again partner with Southern Beverage Company and Michelob Ultra® as the official sponsor of The Ultra® Club, located on the convenient 13th Green,” exclaimed Steve Jent, Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director. “Besides serving the refreshing Michelob Ultra®, we are excited to offer a selection of other exceptional beers from Southern Beverage Company at all concessions and during the week’s parties and events. Our deepest gratitude goes to the Costas family for joining us in our shared commitment to charitable giving.”

“We are delighted that Southern Beverage Company is returning as the proud sponsor of The Ultra® Club and the official beer provider for the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Theo P. Costas Jr., CEO of Southern Beverage Company. “As a company deeply committed to our community, we take great pride in supporting this incredible event and its primary beneficiary, Children’s of Mississippi, as well as various other charitable organizations across Mississippi.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, October 2 – October 8, 2023.

Trustmark is proud to announce its return as the presenting sponsor of The Outpost at the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship. The Outpost is an open-air hospitality pavilion on the 10th green, offering tournament guests a unique view of professional golf. Trustmark will honor our military and first responders this year by offering them, and three guests per attendee, complimentary admission each tournament day.

Guest military includes active duty, reserve, and retired service members and veterans. First Responders include Fire, Police, Emergency Personnel, and 911 Dispatchers.

Melanie Morgan, Trustmark Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing remarked on the return of The Outpost as the presenting sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship: “We are truly honored to provide a place of respite and recognition for those who have served our nation or are currently serving in the military or as first responders.”

The Outpost will feature comfortable seating with televisions so attendees can watch all the action on the course while enjoying food and beverages from local vendors.

Military and first responders who upload their official identification online may access four (4) free mobile Daily Grounds Tickets through a link on the SFC website ticket page or by creating an account through Spinzo. Click the hyperlink to be taken directly to the SFC Spinzo page.

“We are truly humbled to be able to provide a special gathering place for our nation’s military and first responders at The Outpost,” said Steve Jent, Executive Director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “At The Outpost, we strive to create an atmosphere of camaraderie and support among military members, first responders, and guests alike. It’s really important for us to be able to show our appreciation to these heroes for what they do for the nation and our communities.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship is the only PGA TOUR event in Mississippi. It has become an annual tradition that brings people across Mississippi and visitors worldwide. Trustmark looks forward to continuing this tradition by providing an unforgettable experience at The Outpost during this year’s championship. Also, for the tenth year, Trustmark will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Sponsor Party held during tournament week.

The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship is October 2-8 at The Country Club of Jackson.

PGA Tour Charity Challenge Logo

Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, announced today that First Tee – Central Mississippi is the recipient of a $50,000 award from the PGA TOUR. The nonprofit organization will receive the funds following the Sanderson Farms Championship’s 3rd place finish in the 2023 PGA TOUR Charity Challenge, a fantasy-style competition benefiting local charities.

First Tee – Central Mississippi is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, First Tee creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.

“It was fun for our staff to watch our status throughout the season, knowing that we could impact First Tee significantly,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “Coming in 3rd place was more than we could have ever imagined!”

“First Tee is very thankful to Century Club Charities for selecting us as their charity for the Challenge Grant,” said First Tee – Central MS Executive Director Margo Coleman. “We are thrilled to be the recipient of this award, and it will go a long way in supporting our DE&I initiatives and furthering our mission in changing the lives of young people in Central Mississippi. First Tee is also very thankful for the long-standing relationship with Century Club Charities and their support of our First Tee Chapter.”

During the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, as part of the PGA TOUR Charity Challenge, host organizations across the PGA TOUR, Korn Ferry Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions had the opportunity to select a local charitable beneficiary with specific programs and services that address diversity, equity, and inclusion in underserved or underrepresented communities.

Every week, the amount of FedExCup points each tournament’s eight-player fantasy-style roster earned was totaled, and the team with the highest total each week won a $5,000 contribution to its charitable beneficiary.

Each team’s FedExCup points were counted throughout the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, and the team with the highest accumulation of points after the BMW Championship was crowned the season-long winner, earning the top prize of $100,000 for its charitable partner.

Twenty-two host organizations earned additional dollars through weekly wins, and ten larger donations were made for the top finishers in the season-long standings.

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Farm Bureau LogoThe Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is back for the fourth consecutive year as a Tournament Partner and Official Volunteer Sponsor for the upcoming PGA TOUR event. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, October 2-8, 2023.

“Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is thrilled to continue our Tournament Partnership with the Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Will Waldrop, Senior VP Marketing, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. “As the Championship’s Official Volunteer Sponsor, our employees will welcome the hands-on opportunity to make a difference for Mississippi charities and our children in need.”

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event that in 2022 alone, created a charitable impact of over $1.5 million for Mississippi charities. In its 56th year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $23 million for Mississippi charities.

The Sanderson Farms Championship needs 1,000+ volunteers each year to serve in various positions. Many statewide companies provide many of the tournament’s volunteers by sponsoring their employees as volunteer groups. Individual volunteer opportunities are available for those 15 and older. Those interested are encouraged to sign up early to reserve a spot on their preferred committee.

For details of each position, please click here: Volunteer Opportunities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call the Championship office at 601.898.4653 or email kacie@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

2023 tickets available now!

Experience the excitement of the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship at The Country Club of Jackson, October 2-8.

Purchase your mobile tickets now through Ticketmaster.com, or through the ticket link at Sandersonfarmschampionship.com, and enjoy all that this tournament has to offer.

New for 2023: With any Mastercard purchase, receive $10 off Grounds Daily tickets or $10 off Grounds Good Any Day tickets.

Members of the military and first responders will be admitted free each day to the 2023 tournament. Military and first responders who upload their official identification online may access four (4) free mobile Daily Grounds Tickets through Sandersonfarmschampionship.com or by creating an account through Spinzo.

The Outpost is an open-air hospitality pavilion on the 10th Green for various military and first responder units from Mississippi to congregate and enjoy the tournament. Guest military include active-duty, reserve, and retired service members, as well as veterans. First Responders include fire, police, emergency personnel, and 911 dispatchers.

Wednesday’s Pro-Am is open to the public free of charge with a mobile ticket in hand. Convenient parking and shuttle transportation will be available at Northpark on County Line Road in Ridgeland as well as accessible parking spaces located behind Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

For more information or assistance with purchasing mobile tickets, call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601-898-4653.

Erin Brockovich

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich, a modern-day hero renowned for her tenacious battle against powerful corporations, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship’s Women’s Day luncheon.

Scheduled to take place at The Country Club of Jackson, MS on Tuesday, October 3, Brockovich will share her experiences seeking justice for victims of environmental wrongdoing. International Paper returns as presenting sponsor for the popular event, now in its ninth year.

“We are extremely grateful to International Paper for their ongoing commitment to the Women’s Day Luncheon,” said Steve Jent, the tournament’s executive director. “Their generous support has enabled us to make this event more extraordinary each year, establishing it as one of the premier women-centric events on the PGA TOUR. We thank them for their continued commitment as a Tournament Partner.”

“At International Paper, we believe an inclusive and collaborative workplace where all employees are included, valued, and treated with dignity and respect is fundamental to our future success. Women in IP Mentoring Board is one way that International Paper brings together women to promote awareness, support development and encourage collaboration,” said Mandi Gilliland, Regional General Manager and Women in IP Sponsor. “International Paper is proud to return as presenting sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship Women’s Day luncheon.”

Brockovich first rose to international fame in 2000 when Julia Roberts starred in the lead role of the Oscar-winning drama “Erin Brockovich,” depicting her tireless efforts that led to the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. It was while working as a legal researcher at Masry & Vititoe Law Firm in California, that she discovered medical records indicating that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) had been contaminating the town of Hinkley’s water supply with Chromium 6 for over 30 years. Through sheer determination and grit, Brockovich was instrumental in bringing PG&E down and forcing them to pay out a staggering $333 million dollars in settlements to more than 600 Hinkley residents who had been affected by their toxic pollution.

Such is the power of Erin Brockovich’s story that it has inspired people around the world to believe in themselves and make a difference. In addition to being featured on television shows and creating an autobiographical book, New York Times Bestseller “Take It From Me: Life’s A Struggle But You Can Win,” she has gone on to write two fiction novels, “Rock Bottom” and “Hot Water.” Her latest release, “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It,” drew wide media attention before its publication. Her inspiring stories are examples of what can be accomplished when individuals take action and fight back against powerful entities that are harming people or communities.

As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, Brockovich is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the U.S., Australia, and other international hotspots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.

For more information on how to purchase a Women’s Day luncheon table, please call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653 or email Erin Kiker at erin@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

Lyle Pro-Am LogoLyle Machinery Co. has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship family as sponsor of the tournament’s Monday Pro-Am. The Lyle Machinery Pro-Am will be held on Monday, October 2.

“It means a great deal to Wayne-Sanderson Farms to have Lyle Machinery join us in supporting the tournament and our charitable endeavors for Mississippi and our children in this capacity,” said Pic Billingsley, SVP and GM of Retail, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, Inc.

“Lyle Machinery is proud to support the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship,” said Dan Lyle, President of Lyle Machinery Co. “Mostly, it’s about the support for Children’s of Mississippi and other Mississippi-based charities supported by Century Club Charities. Also, it’s about Mississippi based companies stepping up to support Mississippi.”

Pro-Ams give amateur golfers the opportunity to play alongside professional players and engage with some of the biggest names in the game. This year’s Lyle Machinery Pro-Am will be played in a walking, shamble format, and the Pro-Am teams will be comprised of three amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional.

“Pro-Ams are a unique aspect of the PGA TOUR sponsor experience, as they give amateurs the opportunity to play alongside some of the best professional golfers in the world,” said Steve Jent, Executive Director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “We greatly appreciate the support from Lyle Machinery in that it allows us to create a first-class experience for everyone involved.”

Of the 28 Monday Pro-Am teams, only a limited few are still available for purchase. Those interested in purchasing a team and participating in the Pro-Am may contact John Mercer at john@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 2 – 8 at The Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Miss.

Tournament officials announced today there is still time to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities and Pro-Am slots for the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship, to be played October 2-8  at The Country Club of Jackson.

A complete listing of private or shared hospitality venues and Pro-Am opportunities can be found HERE. The tournament staff will be looking to finalize additional sponsorships in the upcoming weeks to ensure the success of this year’s tournament.

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for Mississippi’s PGA TOUR event, helping to raise over $23 million for statewide charities. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its 13th year as a part of the FedExCup. Wayne-Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third largest poultry producer is headquartered in Oakwood, GA., with regional offices in Laurel, MS, is the tournament’s title sponsor.

“Sponsorships are the cornerstone of a successful tournament,” said executive director Steve Jent. “The recent $1 million gift to Children’s of Mississippi, an additional anonymous donation of $100,000 directly to UMMC, coupled with over $400,000 to nearly 50 deserving Mississippi charities brings the 2022 total charitable impact of Century Club Charities to over $1.5 million statewide. Over the years, the commitment our corporate partners have shown our event is extraordinary and illustrates what a wonderful market Mississippi is for both professional golf and philanthropy.”

“We are excited in 2023 to offer exclusive and shared Hospitality Suite packages, as well as customized sponsor opportunities to afford anyone the ability to entertain special business associates, employees, friends, and family in grand style,” said John Mercer, Director of Sales. “We also have a few Pro-Am team sponsorships left for anyone looking to play with friends or clients alongside a PGA TOUR player.”
The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship will feature a purse of $8.1 million with $1,458,000 going to the winner. The Golf Channel will broadcast primetime coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday. Two Pro-Am tournaments will take place during the week, Monday’s Pro-Am on October 2, and Wednesday’s Pro-Am on October 4.
To learn more about SFC sponsorship opportunities or Pro-Am packages, visit sandersonfarmschampionship.com or contact John Mercer, Director of Sales, at 601.898.4653.
SFC check presented to Children’s Hospital

Century Club Charities continues to support Mississippi charities, today announcing a $1 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital from proceeds of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship.

At a news conference Tuesday, Century Club Charities presented the $1,000,000 check to Friends of Children’s Hospital (FOCH), a fundraising organization dedicated to supporting the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s pediatric health care mission, including the state’s only children’s hospital. The $1 million gift coupled with over $500,000 to other Mississippi charities, including an anonymous donation of $100,000 directly to UMMC, takes the 2022 total charitable impact of Century Club Charities to over $1.5 million statewide.

“Through the efforts of our amazing Tournament Partners and Sponsors, especially our Title Sponsor, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, as well as the Century Club Charities members, board, and staff; tournament volunteers, The Country Club of Jackson, and the PGA TOUR, the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship allowed us to once again make a substantial gift to Mississippi charities,” stated Phillip Carpenter, President of Century Club Charities, Inc. “We were very excited to host a first-class event and all the excitement fans have come to expect, and that support allowed us to reach lofty goals when Children’s of Mississippi and other statewide charities are in great need.”

SFC check presented to Children’s Hospital

Since Sanderson Farms, Inc., now known as Wayne-Sanderson Farms, became the Title Sponsor in 2013, the tournament and Century Club Charities has contributed over $15.7 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital and other Mississippi charities. Since 1994, Century Club Charities has raised more than $23 million for Mississippi charities.

Children’s of Mississippi, which includes the children’s hospital as well as clinics around the state, cares for nearly 200,000 children a year.

John Scarbrough, board chairman of Friends, said Century Club Charities makes Friends’ mission to support the children’s hospital possible. Funds from the Sanderson Farms Championship help provide the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for Children’s of Mississippi, which is now working toward updating the hospital’s Batson Tower, which opened in 1997.

“Through this successful fundraiser, which is the premier event in the state of Mississippi, Century Club Charities has provided immeasurable support to Children’s of Mississippi. Over the years, their generosity has helped us fulfill our mission to serve Mississippi’s sick and injured children,” Scarbrough said. “On behalf of Mississippi’s youngest patients, thank you for your continued partnership and dedication to improving the health of the state – one child at a time.”

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at UMMC, thanked Century Club Charities, Friends of Children’s Hospital, and Wayne-Sanderson Farms for continuing to make the annual event possible.

“Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship have proven their commitment to children’s health care yet again,” Woodward said. “The millions of dollars raised through the Sanderson Farms Championship provide invaluable support of world-class health care close to home for Mississippi’s families. We are so grateful for this ongoing contribution.”

Steve Jent, executive director of the tournament, thanked the many volunteers and fans who support the Sanderson Farms Championship each year.

“We are thankful to celebrate the results from another great tournament,” said Sanderson Farms Championship Executive Director Steve Jent. “The continued support of Wayne-Sanderson Farms, our tournament sponsors, Century Club members, and our fan base – along with the hard work of our volunteers and staff – has allowed us to create another special year for our charities.”

“On behalf of Wayne-Sanderson Farms, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the sponsors, players, volunteers, and fans who made this tournament possible,” said Pic Billingsley, SVP and GM of Retail, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, Inc. “Through their generosity of their time and resources, the Children’s Hospital, along with nearly 70 other charities across Mississippi, will benefit greatly from the Sanderson Farms Championship.

“We are committed to continuing our partnership with UMMC and making a positive impact in our community,” continued Billingsley. “We believe that through the power of partnerships, we can achieve great things and make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”

The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship is set for October 2-8 at The Country Club of Jackson.

JACKSON, Miss. (October 2, 2022) – Mackenzie Hughes captured the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday, defeating Sepp Straka in a playoff at The Country Club of Jackson. Hughes birdied the second playoff hole to seal his second win on the PGA TOUR, his first six years ago at the 2016 RSM Classic, also in a playoff.

The Dundas, Ontario golfer Hughes and Straka closed out the week at 17-under par through 72 holes, with Hughes shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round. Hughes birdied the second playoff hole from just over eight feet for the win. With the victory, Hughes claimed a $1.422 million prize from a $7.9 million purse and 500 FedExCup points.

With the win, Hughes will be fully exempt on tour through 2025. He also gained a spot in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the PGA Championship, and the Masters next season.

“I can’t stay enough about what a great job the Sanderson Farms Championship staff has done this week, the golf course is unbelievable, the hospitality is amazing, the volunteers are so friendly,” said Hughes. “Of all the tournaments I’ve played in, it’s just the best.”

“We are very excited to have Mackenzie as our 2022 Champion,” said executive director Steve Jent. “I have known him for several years. He is truly a class act and will be a great ambassador for the tournament. We couldn’t have asked for a better tournament experience this week to  begin our new era with the Wayne-Sanderson Farms organization. We have the best title sponsor on the PGA TOUR in Wayne-Sanderson Farms.”

“We are a newly formed company – literally as of two months ago –  and as a company we have a bright future ahead of us,” said J. Clinton (Clint) Rivers, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Wayne-Sanderson Farms. “For many of us (at Wayne-Sanderson Farms) this is our first experience with this event, and I couldn’t think of a better experience. The children’s hospital is a great charity for us to be involved with, and we are proud to be associated with them.”

“I have been asked several times this week about the future of the championship, continued Rivers. “And I’ve only got one thing to say. See you next year!”The main benefactor of the Sanderson Farms Championship is Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only children’s hospital. The tournament also donates a portion of the proceeds to over 60 additional Mississippi charities.

The total amount raised by the 2022 tournament will be announced later this year. The 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship will be held October 2-8, 2023.