GREENSBORO, N.C. – BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is the new official bank of the Wyndham Championship PGA TOUR event, the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation announced today. BB&T is also the tournament’s newest Premier Partner, the second tier of sponsorship reserved for six corporations with strong Piedmont Triad ties.
“BB&T, the Wyndham Championship and the PGA TOUR are deeply committed to charity, and elevating the profile of the Piedmont Triad, so this will undoubtedly be a terrific partnership,” said Cantey Alexander, president of BB&T’s Triad Region. “In the short period of time that the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation has managed the Wyndham Championship, it has elevated the tournament’s status on the PGA TOUR. We hope our involvement will help make the Wyndham Championship one of the showcase events on the PGA TOUR.”
“Having a Winston-Salem based company as our official bank says a great deal about the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event,” Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board chairman Bobby Long said. “BB&T has been a strong partner for more than 20 years, and their increased involvement is very positive for the Wyndham Championship. Moving the tournament to Sedgefield puts our event closer to the center of the Piedmont Triad, and we welcome a great Piedmont Triad company to our family of Premier Partners.”
The 2008 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Additional tournament information and tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
With $132.6 billion in assets, Winston-Salem, N.C..-based BB&T Corporation is the nation’s 14th largest financial holding company. It operates nearly 1,500 financial centers in 11 states and Washington, D.C. More information about the company is available at BBT.com.