13th Annual Shotguns & Sunflowers Soiree Raises More Than $350K for Children in Need with Generous Support from Simmons Bank

September 28, 2022

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In part due to the generosity of Mid-South based Simmons Bank, the 13th Annual Shotguns & Sunflowers Soiree raised a record total through donations, tickets, sponsorships, silent auction, and an exhilarating live auction.

wine auctionAbout the 2022 Shotguns & Sunflowers Soiree

The event took place on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the historic Memphis Hunt and Polo Club located in the heart of East Memphis thanks to the generous support of hosts Mike and Amelia Bailey.

Sponsors and ticket holders enjoyed a Southern inspired, Garden and Gun-themed menu and mixer featuring a bourbon pull and a presentation by Palmer Home’s President & CEO Drake Bassett as well as Campus Care Director Matt Harrison. 

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About Simmons Bank

Founded more than 100 years ago in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Simmons Bank has grown to a thriving billion-dollar corporation with locations across the South.

In 2022, Forbes named Simmons one of the “Best Banks of the World,” while Arkansas Money & Politics awarded Simmons the “Most Admired Trust Department” for its wealth management services. 

Simmons has also committed to sponsoring the 14th Annual Shotguns & Sunflowers Soiree to take place in September 2023. Beyond sponsoring the Memphis-based fundraising event, Simmons Bank has committed to partnering with Palmer and our mission to serve those most in need of hope and healing.


Our team was inspired by the mission of the Palmer Home for Children,” said Simmons Bank Metro Division President, Brandon Cooper. “Simmons Bank is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for this event which supports the organization’s efforts ensuring each child in their care receives the care they need.”


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Since its inception in 2010, the Shotguns & Sunflowers Soiree and Clay Shoot annual event has raised more than $2 million for Palmer Home’s mission while becoming one of the most anticipated events in the Memphis area.

Palmer Home is grateful to Simmons Bank and all of our incredible partners who help us say ‘yes’ to children who need our help. To learn more about opportunities to partner with Palmer Home through events and programming, please contact development@palmerhome.org.

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