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Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company joins Sanderson Farms Championship as New Tournament Partner

June 24th, 2019

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Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company joins Sanderson Farms Championship as New Tournament Partner

Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company will serve as the SFC 2019 Official Volunteer Sponsor

JACKSON, Miss. (June 24, 2019) –The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has signed on as a Tournament Partner and Official Volunteer Sponsor for the PGA TOUR event. The Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at The Country Club of Jackson, September 16-22, 2019.

Since 1994, Century Club Charities has served as the host organization for the event that in 2018 created a charitable impact of over $2.25 million for Mississippi charities. Now in its 52nd year, Mississippi’s largest professional sporting event has raised over $15 million for charity, primarily Friends of Children’s Hospital, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi.

“Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is thrilled to be Sanderson Farms Championship’s newest Tournament Partner,” said David Hurt, Senior VP, Marketing, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. “As the Championship’s Volunteer Sponsor, our employees will relish the hands-on opportunity to make a difference for Mississippi and our children in need.”

“We are very excited to welcome Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company to the lineup of stellar partnerships we have formed over the years,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “Their commitment as the Championship’s Official Volunteer Sponsor is crucial in making this event possible. Our volunteers are of utmost importance to us, and our goal is to make sure their experience is the best year after year.” 

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

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

About Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Founded in 1946, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has been serving the life insurance needs of its members and customers for over 70 years.  Farm Bureau Insurance offices are located in counties and parishes in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia with over 3,700 agents providing competitively priced life insurance products. Its motto is “Your Friends For Life.” The Corporate office of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company is located in Jackson, Mississippi

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, a non-profit organization created to support Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The tournament has been part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968 and is now in its ninth 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 Sanderson Farms, Inc.

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 15,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 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.

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