Children’s Charities Have Chance To “Wyn” $100,000 At The Wyndham Championship

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

Amos Cottage

Autism Society of NC

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Piedmont

Black Child Development Institute

Boy Scouts

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

Girl Scouts

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

Moms Rising

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

Reading Connections

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Shriners Hospitals

Smile Train

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

Youth Build

Youth Focus

Youth Opportunities

Youth Unlimited

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.

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Wyndham Worldwide
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Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations
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