Guest Editorial: Sanderson Farms

Hi!  I'm Steve Jent, Tournament Director for the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA TOUR tournament, Mississippi's only major-league, professional sporting event.  From November 3rd through the 9th, our great state and the Century Club Charities organization will host the top professional golfers from around the world as they compete at the Country Club of Jackson for a 4 million dollar purse in front of thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers around the world.

The mission of the Sanderson Farms Championship and Century Club is to generate funds for charity, and our primary charity is Friends of Children's Hospital and Blair E Batson Hospital for Children, our state's only hospital devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured children and teens.  Last year, the tournament generated half a million dollars to Batson, and our goal this year to is hit $1 Million dollars.

If you are a business owner, opportunities exist for your company to host clients in hospitality venues or on pro-am teams or for you to market your products or services.   It also takes almost one thousand volunteers to put on the event, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities still available.   And for spectators, a daily grounds ticket is only 25 dollars, and children ages 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.  100% of all ticket proceeds will go to support Batson.

Information about tickets, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities can be found on our web site, or call our tournament office at 601-898-GOLF, 601-898-4653.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in November at the Sanderson Farms Championship!