News & Updates

Friends of Children’s Hospital Raises $71,000 at Inaugural Clay Shoot

JACKSON, MISS. – March 24, 2023: Friends of Children’s Hospital raised $71,000 at its first-ever Clays for Kids sporting clay tournament on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Twenty-nine registered teams and 116 shooters participated in the tournament, which was held at Providence Hill Farm in Jackson. The action-packed day included a catered lunch donated by Aplos, afternoon shoot, … Read more

Friends of Children’s Hospital Announces $1 Million Endowment

Friends of Children’s Hospital, together with Children’s of Mississippi, announced the establishment of the “Dr. Owen B. and Lynn M. Evans Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurology” on Friday, February 10, 2023. The endowment fund has been made possible by a $1 million donation from Friends in recognition of Dr. Owen “Bev” Evans’ 30+ years of … Read more

Mississippi’s Children have a Million Reasons to Celebrate today!

Century Club Charities presented a check to Friends of Children’s Hospital Tuesday, January 31 for $1 million from proceeds of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. A celebration was held at Children’s of Mississippi where Century Club Charities unveiled the seven-figure donation benefiting Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. Dozens of people from Friends of Children’s Hospital, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, … Read more

HGTV Stars and Friends of Children’s Hospital Light Christmas tree at Children’s of Mississippi

Friends of Children’s Hospital will continue to make spirits bright at Children’s of Mississippi this holiday season as they officially lit the hospital’s Christmas tree on Tuesday, Dec. 6, as part of their annual BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light event. Special guests Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s “Hometown,” alongside their daughter Helen, lit the 25-foot-tall tree. … Read more

Celebrating another successful year at Sanderson FarMs Championship

On behalf of Friends of Children’s Hospital, our heartfelt thanks go to Wayne-Sanderson Farms, Century Club Charities, tournament sponsors, volunteers, and all other partners who made the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship a huge success. We continue to be grateful for our partnership with Steve Jent and Century Club Charities, who work year-round in support of … Read more

2022 Trustmark Friends of Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament

The 29th Annual Trustmark Friends of Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament held on Monday, October 17, was a huge success as more than 240 golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun. With beautiful weather and a great cause, 50 teams simultaneously played across three Jackson-area golf courses with a shared mission to raise funds for … Read more

$500,000 Gift to children’s of mississippi

Friends of Children’s Hospital donated a $500,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi. This campaign is a philanthropic drive that made construction of the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower possible, and Friends is grateful to have contributed to the largest campaign in UMMC history to help create HOPE, SMILES and a place … Read more

Over the Edge 2022

Support for Friends of Children’s Hospital reached new heights at the Sixth Annual Over the Edge with Friends fundraiser on April 23, when the event raised $101,440 for the state’s only children’s hospital.