Little Tammy Lines Up to Tackle Jackson

Little Tammy Lines Up to Tackle Jackson.

PGA golfer, Children’s of Mississippi patient bail on the Sanderson Farms Title fairway

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022

Annie Oeth, [email protected]

An commutation of autographed photos sparked a friendship between PGA golfer and 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship winner Sam Burns and Mary Mosley Pickering, a patient at Children’southward of Mississippi.

Earlier this calendar month, Burns, ranked 12th
in the Official World Golf game Rankings, was signing photos for patients during a visit to the state’s only children’s hospital. V-yr-old Mary Mosley of Philadelphia returned the favor by signing a photograph of herself for Burns.

The two hit it off, so the Sanderson Farms Title invited her and her family to visit The Country Club of Jackson Midweek during the Walker’s Cay Pro-Am. The PGA Tour shared a video of their visit on Facebook.

Professional golfer Sam Burns was signing autographed photos so Children's of Mississippi patient Mary Mosley of Philadelphia returned the favor. Melanie Thortis/ UMMC Communications

Burns was signing autographed photos so Mary Mosley returned the favor.

“Everyone we met was astonishing,” said Jessica Pickering, Mary Mosley’southward mom. Mary Mosley and her brother, Jackson, “loved getting to watch the golfers on the driving range during warm-ups, the golf game cart tour of the course, the putt-putt course that was fix for kids, and the 360 Swing Booth videos they got to make. Mary Mosley was on cloud 9 on the golf course with Sam! She felt similar a pic star!”

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Mary Mosley Pickering, a patient in the Children's of Mississippi, is thrilled to get a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Joe Ellis/ UMMC Communications

Mary Mosley is thrilled to get a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus during a 2021 visit.

Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2021, Mary Mosley is in remission but even so receives treatments at the Heart for Cancer and Claret Disorders at Children’s of Mississippi.

“My husband, Blake, and I heard those words that no parent wants to always hear: ‘Your child has cancer.’ I can adjure that there is no better place to be if you have to hear those dreaded words than Children’due south of Mississippi. From that day forward, we have had the most amazing care. The physicians, nurses and entire staff at Children’s of Mississippi have all become part of our family.”

Burns said touring Children’s of Mississippi was “an amazing experience.”

“To come across what they practice for children around Mississippi was incredible,” he said. “Children’s of Mississippi has a huge bear upon on so many children’s lives and their families, so it was really special for me to see behind the scenes what goes on.”

PGA golfer Sam Burns helps Mary Mosley line up her shot during a golf lesson.
Burns helps Mary Mosley line up her shot during a golf game lesson.

Mary Mosley is “an crawly niggling girl,” Burns said. “The way that she looks at life just puts a smile on everybody’southward face. She’south had more of an impact on me than I’ve had on her. She always finds a style to make people around her enjoy life more.”

The Sanderson Farms Championship has been a major supporter of Children’s of Mississippi. Since Sanderson Farms, now Wayne-Sanderson Farms, became title sponsor of the event, virtually $fifteen million has been donated to Friends of Children’due south Hospital, a nonprofit that raises funds to benefit Children’south of Mississippi.

“It’s and then much bigger than golf,” Burns said. “Through the PGA TOUR, we’re able to have huge impacts on communities. To be able to run across that first-paw here in Jackson is pretty crawly.”

Tournament play continues Saturday and Sunday at The Country Club of Jackson. Tickets are bachelor at the Sanderson Farms Title website.

Little Tammy Lines Up to Tackle Jackson