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Friends of Children's Hospital

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Century Club Charities has adopted the Friends of Children's Hospital as their primary charity. Friends is a non-profit organization created to benefit the Batson Children's Hospital. Batson is Mississippi's only hospital built specifically for the care and emergency treatment of children. Friends of Children's Hospital ensures their patients have everything from stuffed animals to state-of-the-art medical equipment.

All tournament proceeds go to benefit this organization.

Century Club Charities

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Century Club Charities, Inc. (CCC) is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization whose mission is promoting the game of golf for the benefit of local charities. CCC currently consists of more than 200 business men and women in Mississippi and surrounding areas.

CCC has assisted the PGA TOUR in achieving record charitable donations from the proceeds of all PGA TOUR events for a total of over $1.8 billion dollars.

CCC has generated more than $8 million for charity since 1986, with over $600,000 distributed from the 2013 event alone.

Birdies For Charity

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The Goal:
Generating charity dollars for Mississippi 501c (3) charitable organizations.

The Program:
Birdies For Charity is open to ANY 501c (3) charity in the state. Century Club Charities, Inc. will provide all training necessary for successful pledge solicitation. CCC will also provide billing and collection efforts, collateral material, promotional items, fabulous prizes and all administrative duties. One hundred percent of the collected pledges goes to you.

The Application:
"Birdies" works on pledges secured by representatives of the charitable organization. Pledges are based on the number of birdies made Wednesday through Sunday during tournament week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. In 2013 1,894 birdies were made. A minimum pledge of one penny per birdie would generate $18.94 for the designated charity.

The Results:
In twelve years of operating Birdies For Charity, over 400 charities have received over $7.3 million with no fundraising or operating expenses.

The Contact:
Renee' D'Agostino will be available to explain the program, train your workers, and answer any questions. Call Renee' at (601) 898-GOLF. You can also e-mail Renee' at renee@sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

The Winners:
Mississippi's charities are winners here. This program will enable many more organizations to be involved with Century Club's efforts to raise more dollars than ever. Remember, 100 percent of your pledges is returned to your charity.