Creating a positive impact in the community is a central focus of the Wyndham Championship, and Wyndham Championship FORE! Good highlights all of the ways the tournament generates charitable impact throughout central North Carolina. By inspiring the next generation through education, supporting community development and inclusivity and helping preserve our natural resources, the Wyndham Championship’s local impact is “Fore! Good.”
Since it was founded in 1938, the Wyndham Championship has been creating significant charitable impact throughout central North Carolina. The Wyndham Championship is presented by the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
One out of five children in North Carolina is food insecure, and North Carolina has the 10th-highest childhood food insecurity in the United States. The Wyndham Championship’s Birdies Fore Backpacks program works with local organizations to provide backpacks full of nutritious food for children in need when school is not in session. Since the program’s inception in 2014, the tournament is proud to have provided more than 830,000 nutritious meals for thousands of Piedmont Triad families. For additional information on our partners, please visit:
Tesori Family Foundation:
The Wyndham Championship, in conjunction with The First Tee – Central Carolina, hosts the Tesori Family Foundation’s All-Star Clinic for 25 children with special needs alongside PGA TOUR professionals during tournament week. This free event includes PGA TOUR instruction and demonstrations, along with interactive golf experiences. For additional information, please visit tesorifamilyfoundation.org.
American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Liberty National ACE Grant:
The First Tee – Central Carolina:
The Wyndham Championship is a major supporter of First Tee – Central Carolina, the local chapter of the international initiative founded by the PGA TOUR that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. Using golf and life skills as its tools, First Tee provides kids opportunities they may never have otherwise; opportunities for mentoring, enhancing their education and career choices and to learn a game that strengthens character, draws out leadership and builds confidence.
First Tee – Central Carolina hosts a free youth golf clinic during Wyndham Championship tournament week; the clinic, hosted for the first time in 2023 at historic Gillespie Golf Course near downtown Greensboro, is open to junior golfers ages 5-18, and PGA TOUR professionals help provide instruction. First Tee – Central Carolina is active year-round throughout the Piedmont Triad region, and is specifically focused on serving the East Greensboro and East Winston-Salem communities around Gillespie and Winston Lake golf courses. The chapter positively impacts more than 1,000 participants annually through after-school programs and partners with some 140 local elementary schools, teaching golf and character values in physical education classes. For additional information, please visit www.firstteecentralcarolina.org.