Online volunteer registration for the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship is officially opened. The tournament is scheduled Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 at The Country Club of Jackson.
The Sanderson Farms Championship offers a unique volunteer experience for all ages. Volunteer opportunities include serving as a gallery ambassador, with Competitions Support as a laser operator or ball spotter, to walking the course as a Pro-Am caddie or standard bearer.
"Mississippi's reputation as "The Hospitality State" is well deserved, and proven time and again by the lifeblood of The Sanderson Farms Championship - our volunteers - who proudly continue to keep our tournament running smoothly by returning year after year,” said Pat Busby, Century Club Charities president. “I am always impressed by the willingness of our volunteers to take time away from their busy lives, and come from around the state, all to help the beneficiaries of our charities, including Friends of Children's Hospital supporting Children's of Mississippi.”
Executive Director Steve Jent added, “We are grateful that we have many groups and individuals who volunteer in order to make our PGA TOUR event a first-class operation. Their efforts are the key to a successful tournament.”
Each volunteer will receive a volunteer package including a Sanderson Farms Championship logo golf shirt and hat, a volunteer credential, four good-any-day tickets, the opportunity to play a round at The Country Club of Jackson during Volunteer Play Day (minimum 20 hours worked), food and beverages during volunteer shifts and an invitation to the Volunteer Party (date to be determined). The volunteer package is valued over $300, but the volunteer fee is only $50.
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up early to reserve their preferred area of service and, in addition, will receive an outerwear gift from Sanderson Farms. For specific questions about volunteer opportunities, call the Sanderson Farms Championship office at 601.898.4653, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing for 2021 is the Golden Rooster Club, recognizing volunteers who go above and beyond in dedicating their efforts to the Sanderson Farms Championship. Volunteers who commit 20 or more hours of service during the 2021 Championship will receive:
- Exclusive “Golden Rooster” hat with pin for each year of being in the GR Club
- Invitation to 2022 Champions Day event
- 20% off coupon for the merchandise tent (single use).
- Recognition in Volunteer Center during the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship.
- Recognition in 2022 Volunteer Handbook
- One round of golf at The Country Club of Jackson during Volunteer Play Day
Volunteers who qualified for the 2019 or 2020 will automatically be a member of the 2021 Golden Rooster Club. This is an annual membership based upon working 20 hours or more the previous year. Members must re-qualify each year to remain active in the club.
All tournament information, including sponsorships and volunteerism, can be found at www.sandersonfarmschampionship.com.
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 11th 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.
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 $19 million for statewide charities.
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 17,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 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 that we do, not only where products are concerned, but companywide, as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company.