Charity of Choice Finalists

Parsippany, N.J. (August 5, 2013) – The votes are in, and fans across the country have chosen the finalists in the Wyndham Championship “Charity of Choice” awareness campaign.  Wishes by Wyndham, Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) philanthropic foundation and the official charity of the Wyndham Championship, will donate $100,000 to one of the finalists on last the day of the golf tournament.

Held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship is an annual golf tournament on the PGA TOUR and the final stop of the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup regular season. Attracting more than 80,000 spectators each year, the tournament gives Wyndham Worldwide the platform to connect with its customers while expanding the reach and presence of Wishes by Wyndham and supporting many local charitable organizations.

During the tournament, spectators will have an opportunity to decide which local charity will receive $100,000 from Wishes by Wyndham. From August 15 – August 18, participants may cast their vote for one of the charitable organizations once per day on-site at the “Key to Wyn” expo tent. The winning charity will receive $100,000 during a special ceremony after the trophy presentation.

“Philanthropy has always been a central focus of the Wyndham Championship,” said Alyson Johnson, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Wyndham Worldwide. “Part of the core values that drive our company is a commitment to the communities in which we live and work. We are extremely proud to support many phenomenal local charitable organizations and to be a part of the Piedmont Triad community during the tournament.”

The top 10 charities were determined by an open voting period held in July on Wyndham Worldwide’s Facebook page and The finalists include:

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont

Camp Carefree

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

Christel House International

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Piedmont Triad Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Serious Fun Children’s Network

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

Youth Opportunities


Wyndham Worldwide’s commitment to the Piedmont Triad community continues for the third consecutive year with the Wyndham Championship “Charity of Choice” awareness campaign. Through Wishes by Wyndham, the Company supports numerous national and Greensboro charities during the PGA TOUR event.

Charitable organizations participating in the 2013 “Charity of Choice” awareness campaign are non-profit organizations with current 501(c)3 status whose only mission is to improve the lives of children.  Like last year, pass-through organizations whereby an organization raises money on behalf of another charitable organization may not participate.   An organization with statewide or National reach must be able to designate a portion of the winning funds to Piedmont Triad programs in order to be eligible.

About Wyndham Worldwide

One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands.  The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with over 7,410 franchised hotels and over 635,100 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 106,000 vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 915,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,500 associates globally.

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About the Wyndham Championship

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Additional tournament information is available at or through the tournament office at (336)379-1570.

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2013 Charity of Choice Finalists

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