GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is donating $100,000 toward a children-focused charity, during the Wyndham Championship, set for Sedgefield Country Club August 18-21, 2011.
Throughout the Wyndham Championship, spectators will vote at computer kiosks in the “Key to Wyn” tent for their “charity of choice” from almost 50 local and national not-for-profit children’s organizations. The $100,000 is being donated through Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide, and official charity of the Wyndham Championship.
The following local charities are included on the ballot, and align with the children’s health and wellness focus of Wishes by Wyndham. The winning charity will be announced Sunday, August 21, with a special check presentation ceremony following the Wyndham Championship trophy presentation on the 18th green of Sedgefield Country Club.
|Alamance County Dispute Settlement & Youth ServicesAlamance Partnership for Children
Autism Society of NC
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Piedmont
Black Child Development Institute
Boys & Girls Club of Triad
Boys & Girls Home of NC
Burlington Housing Authority
Centers for Exceptional Children
Children’s Hunger Relief Fund
Children’s Wish Foundation International
Children’s Home Society of NC
Communities in Schools
Crosby’s Scholar Program
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Family Service of the Piedmont
First Tee of the Triad
Foster Friends of North Carolina
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Guilford Child Development
Imprints for Families
|Invisible ChildrenJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Triad
Kevin Harvick Foundation
Make a Wish Foundation – Central NC
Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central North Carolina
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center
Partnership for Drug-free NC
Positive Attitude Youth Center (Alamance County)
Prevent Child Abuse NC
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Tools for Schools (Guilford Education Alliance)
Triangle Family Services
United Way Chapters of the Triad
Victory Junction Gang Camp
YMCAs of Triad
YWCAs of Triad
“We are incredibly proud of the philanthropic legacy at the Wyndham Championship,” said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO, Wyndham Worldwide. “We are thrilled to support so many outstanding organizations as part of our commitment to enhance the quality of life in communities around the world.”
“This program is a great opportunity for Piedmont Triad charities,” Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil said. “By focusing on charities helping children, Wishes by Wyndham is able to help a group of people that is probably more important to our future than any other.
“The charitable organization that is most successful getting its people to Sedgefield during the Wyndham so they can vote is the one that will earn this $100,000 donation from Wishes by Wyndham. So to all of the charities on this list, I say ‘Go to work. Get as many supporters as you can onto the grounds of Sedgefield Country Club so they can get into the Key to Wyn tent and vote.’ That $100,000 donation will make a huge difference for the winning charity, and we thank Wishes by Wyndham for providing these funds to the winning charitable organization.”
About Wyndham Worldwide
As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality services and products across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.
For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company’s website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
|Alyson R. Johnson
Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations