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Sanderson tourney is run like a business ‘with a heart’

By JACK WEATHERLY The Sanderson Farms Championship pumps about $23 million a year into the economy of the Jackson area and the rest of Mississippi. In professional golf and business, those things don’t just happen. Such results take a lot of planning and execution. “It is truly full-time, year-round,” said Steve Jent, tournament executive director who has a five-person staff. ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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(WITH VIDEO) Sanderson Farms extends tournament sponsorship by 10 years

JACKSON — Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), title sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship since 2013, will continue to sponsor its home state PGA TOUR tournament at The Country Club of Jackson through 2026, officials announced today at the host site. The 10-year extension takes effect once the current agreement expires following the 2016 tournament. Participating in the press conference were Joe F. Sanderson ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship announces $1.1M gift to Children's Heart Center

The philanthropic arm of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Tuesday presented $1.1 million to the five-year-old Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. The contribution from the PGA Tour event’s host sponsor, the nonprofit Century Club Charities, will help the space-squeezed Children’s Heart Center reach its expansion goals of 20 to 24 additional beds, new operating rooms, and an ...

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Get your gear for the Sanderson Farms Championship

By Rusty Hampton In 2013, Jason Prendergast’s pro shop at the Country Club of Jackson was voted the best in Mississippi and Louisiana by his fellow club pros in the Gulf States Section of the PGA of America. That was one reason Steve Jent had no qualms about partnering with Prendergast to run the merchandise tent at this year’s Sanderson ...

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