Sunbrella® Joins Wyndham Championship as Premier Partner

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sunbrella®, a brand of Glen Raven, Inc. in Alamance County, is the newest Wyndham Championship premier partner, it was announced today. The 72nd annual Wyndham Championship presented by BB&T is set for Aug. 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

Sunbrella joins a list of premier partners that includes Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf and VF Corporation.  The premier partner is the third-highest sponsorship level following title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and local presenting sponsor BB&T.

“We really appreciate Glen Raven’s continued support of the Wyndham Championship and their increased commitment as our newest premier partner,” tournament director Mark Brazil said.  “A few years ago, the overwhelming majority of our sponsorship dollars came from Guilford County companies. By using the Wyndham Championship to help promote regionalism, more than half of our sponsorship dollars now come from throughout the Piedmont Triad, and with Glen Raven located in Alamance County, that percentage is now even higher.”

“We are proud to be associated with the Wyndham Championship to help promote our region and to provide our neighbors with a chance to experience Sunbrella fabrics in a way they’ve never been able to,” Glen Raven CEO Allen Gant, Jr. said.  “We look forward to all of the opportunities that come with being a premier partner of such a great event.”

Glen Raven’s additional sponsorship will include Sunbrella golf clinics with PGA TOUR professionals throughout the Piedmont Triad during tournament week.  In addition, a new fan experience called the Sunbrella Comfort Zone will be located at the 12th hole.  The Sunbrella Kid Zone also returns to the clubhouse area with inflatable slides suitable for kids of all ages.

Celebrating 50 years of innovation in 2011, the Sunbrella brand revolutionized the way the world thinks of beautiful performance fabrics with its entrance to the marketplace in 1961.  Today, durable, easy-care Sunbrella fabrics are available in thousands of sophisticated styles, patterns and colors for wherever people live, work and play.  For more information, please visit

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.  Tickets are available at or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella® and VF Corporation for their continued support.  Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.  For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit



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