Kool & The Gang, Edwin McCain Will Play During Wyndham Tournament Week; Tournament Party Package Introduced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fans enjoying next month’s Wyndham Championship can see some of the best golfers in the world and later enjoy some world-class entertainment from Kool & The Gang and Edwin McCain, it was announced today. The 71st annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug, 16-22, 2010 at Sedgefield Country Club.

Kool & The Gang will play Tuesday night, Aug. 17 during the pairings party for Wednesday’s New Breed Logistics Pro-Am. This event will be at the Grandover Resort; golfers playing in the pro-am will be invited to the event.

McCain will play the tournament’s annual Sponsor’s Party on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Petty Family farm in Trinity. Many tournament sponsors will receive invitations to this event.

For those who are not playing in the New Breed Logistics Pro-Am and are not sponsors who receive invitations to the Sponsor’s Party but would like to attend the tournament and these two special events, the Wyndham Championship Party Package is now available.

The Party Package includes daily tournament-week tickets to the Natty Greene’s Beer Garden and Party Deck at the 17th green for two, a weekly VIP Parking pass and two tickets each for the Kool & The Gang and Edwin McCain events. The price for this world-class week of golf and entertainment is $1,500, and it can be purchased by calling the Wyndham Championship office at (336) 379-1570.

Perhaps best known for their hit “Celebrate,” Kool & The Gang found a special sound at the unique intersection of jazz, R&B, funk and pop. Their music has been created by the same core of players for over thirty years: Robert “Kool” Bell, his brother Khalis Bayyan, their longtime friends Dennis “DT” Thomas and George “Funky” Brown, and past members Robert “Spike” Mickens, the late Charles Smith, Ricky West and Woody Sparrow.

McCain, a Greenville, S.C. native, is best known for his smash hits “I’ll Be,” “I Could Not Ask For More” and “Solitude.” His latest release, Best of Edwin McCain, collects all of those fan favorites plus a new song, “Walk With You,” in one disc. After releasing eight albums and selling over 2 million copies, he continues to perform hundreds of concerts throughout the country each year. McCain’s 1997 album, Misguided Roses, sold more than 500,000 copies and was certified a gold album.

The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter 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.

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