October

Photos: Sanderson Farms Championship celebrities swing by Batson

Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Media Contact: Annie Oeth

Shawn Johnson East, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics; her husband, Andrew, a former Vanderbilt football player, and PGA Tour golfers Ryan Armour, Austin Cook and Shawn Stefani took a break from the Sanderson Farms Championship to visit patients at Batson Children’s Hospital Oct. 24.

The tournament, hosted by Century Club Charities, raises funds for Friends of Children’s Hospital, among other charities. Play begins today and continues through Sunday at the Country Club of Jackson. Tickets are available at sandersonfarmschampionship.com.

 

  Gymnast, author and television personality Shawn Johnson East talks with DeAsia Scott and other patients during a visit Tuesday to Batson Children's Hospital.
Gymnast, author and television personality Shawn Johnson East talks with DeAsia Scott and other patients during an Oct. 24 visit to Batson Children's Hospital.

 

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Batson Children's Hospital patient Jada Head of Pickens gives a tearful hug to Shawn Johnson East.

 

Shawn Johnson East signs the cast of Batson Children's Hospital patient Grayson Rankin of Vicksburg during a visit to the hospital Tuesday.
Shawn Johnson East signs the cast of Batson Children's Hospital patient Grayson Rankin of Vicksburg.

 

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Batson Children's Hospital patient Orenzo Dye of Greenville shows a "Dancing with the Stars" drawing he made for Shawn Johnson East, a winner of the television ballroom dancing competition. At left is East's husband, Andrew.

 

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Batson Children's Hospital patient Samantha York of Meridian gets a souvenir golf ball from Sanderson Farms Championship competitors, from left, Ryan Armour, Austin Cook and Shawn Stefani.

 

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PGA Tour golfers, from left, Shawn Stefani, Austin Cook and Ryan Armour smile for a photo with Batson Children's Hospital patient Samantha.

 

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PGA Tour golfers, from left, Ryan Armour, Austin Cook and Shawn Stefani fall victim to Batson Children's Hospital patient Keydarius Taylor's UNO skills.

 

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PGA Tour golfer Shawn Stefani plots with Batson Children's Hospital patient Terrance Griffin of Carthage in a game of Monopoly.

 

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A trio of Sanderson Farms Championship competitors, from left, Ryan Armour, Shawn Stefani and Austin Cook, switch from golf to a game of Monopoly with Batson Children's Hospital patient Terrance Griffin of Carthage.