Sanderson Farms Championship and Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Offers Free Admission to First Responders
October 17, 2018
The Sanderson Farms Championship is proud to honor Mississippi’s first responders by offering them and one guest free admission to the tournament, courtesy of the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation. The PGA TOUR event is set for October 22-28, 2018 at The Country Club of Jackson. First responders who show their official identification may pick up two (2) free tournament Daily Grounds Tickets at Will Call, located at the general spectator parking area at Northpark.
“Mississippi first responders include fire rescue, EMT/EMS employees, law enforcement officers, and 911 dispatchers. First responders are special individuals who serve to help keep our loved-ones safe,” said foundation board member John Lewis. “This is just a small way that we can salute the crucial and vital role these men and women play in helping our communities.”
For all other spectators, Good-Any-Day grounds tickets to this year’s championship are $30 and are available online through Ticketmaster.com, at Edwin Watts on County Line Road, Nevada Bob’s on I-55 North in the LeFleur Shopping Center, and at Will Call during the week of the tournament. Admission to the Allen Exploration Pro-Am on Wednesday, October 24 is free to the public. Youth, ages 18 and under, receive free admission each day with a ticketed adult.
About Gertrude C. Ford
Gertrude C. Ford was raised in a generations-old tradition of philanthropy, which began more than 150 years ago with a $25 donation from her family to the Andrew Female College Building Fund in Randolph County, Georgia. Mrs. Ford established the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation in Jackson with a very generous gift in 1991. Mrs. Ford died in September 1996. She and her husband, Aaron Lane Ford, an Ackerman attorney and U.S. congressman representing what was then Mississippi’s Fourth District, are buried in Cuthbert, a small town in southwest Georgia.
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 eighth 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.