Executive Women’s Day Returns to Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Astellas presents Executive Women’s Day and the Wyndham Championship will open its doors to more than 100 women on Tuesday, August 12 at Sedgefield Country Club. Participants will take on topics vital to professional and personal development.

“We look forward to inviting Piedmont Triad-area women to this wonderful event,” Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Executive Women’s Day provides a unique opportunity for women to network with successful leaders and learn more about the industry of golf, and we are happy to continue this program with the PGA TOUR and Astellas.”

After getting the day started with breakfast and a networking session sponsored by The Scout Guide, the program will transition to an informative and interactive panel discussion featuring accomplished leaders in the Piedmont Triad community including Sandra Hughes, professor of journalism at North Carolina A&T State University; Samantha Magill, Ph.D. Academic Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion at Honda Aircraft Company; Donna DeMaio, President and CEO at United Guaranty Corporation and Parker White, Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of BackPack Beginnings.

Following the panel discussion, the participants will take part in an inside-the-ropes tour of the Wyndham Championship to get a detailed backstage view of the tournament, including a tour of Golf Channel operations, Wishes by Wyndham, security operations and a discussion with a PGA TOUR caddie.

The lunch program, sponsored by Schiffman’s Jewelers, will feature Molly Fletcher as the keynote speaker. Fletcher is one of the only females to rise to the top of the sports marketing and agent industry. She is an entrepreneur, author and renowned keynote speaker.  The day will end with a Making Connections session sponsored by Sunbrella, where participants will meet other professionals in the Piedmont Triad area.

“Astellas is pleased to continue presenting a series of exciting Executive Women’s Day events which engage local communities throughout the PGA TOUR season,” said Gary Kaiser, Director, Urology Marketing for Astellas. “That is certain to continue at the Wyndham Championship.”

The PGA TOUR and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (“Astellas”), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), introduced the first  Astellas Presents Executive Women’s Day in February 2012 at the Honda Classic tournament. The event is part of a 3-year agreement between the TOUR and Astellas in which Astellas will champion the PGA TOUR’s commitment to its new Women’s Initiative.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and 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 sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors.  Tickets are available at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations, wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support.  Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.  For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.  Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.

About the PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.  Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $133 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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