Preliminary events for the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship are underway, and while you may not be able to attend this year’s tournament, through the ongoing “All in for Children’s” campaign, you can still help support Blair E. Batson Children’s hospital.
The tournament continues to sell its custom masks, featuring the logos of both the championship and the children’s hospital, with all proceeds benefiting the facility which offers everything from emergency care to highly specialized heart and cancer care for kids.
“There are 175,000 children that go through Baton’s every year. That’s what this golf tournament is all about, and that’s what these masks are all about,” Joe Sanderson, the company’s CEO, said.
When you get your mask, you can continue to support the campaign by posting a photo with the hashtag #AllInForChildrens.
The pandemic has forced the tournament to alter its approach to the week, but they’ve found new ways to make a difference. In place of player visits to the hospital, the tournament has provided backpacks filled with an activity pack to patients.
Since 2017—when Sanderson Farms took over as the PGA event’s title sponsor—the tournament has raised more than $7.7 million to benefit Batson’s. Additionally, ‘Friends of Children’s Hospital,’ chaired by Joe and Kathy Sanderson, donated $20 million to the hospital’s expansion effort.
You can also support the hospital through the purchase of this year’s 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship print, designed by local artist Wyatt Waters. 30% of the proceeds from the prints will be donated to the cause.
This year’s tournament, headlined by several former major winners, tees off at the Country Club of Jackson on Thursday at 7 a.m.