GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wyndham Championship fans have an opportunity to help Piedmont Triad charities, and all they have to is buy tickets for the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event.  The 72nd annual Wyndham Championship is Aug. 15-21, 2011 at Sedgefield Country Club.

For every tournament ticket purchased, the Wyndham Championship will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the Alamance County, Winston-Salem, greater High Point and Greensboro United Way chapters.  Additional Piedmont Triad United Way chapters may be added to the program at a later date.  To participate, fans need only visit wyndhamchampionship.com, purchase tickets and enter the “United Way” promo code at purchase.  Fifty percent of the proceeds from each purchase will go to the United Way chapter closest to the zip code entered in the online transaction.

“United Way-funded programs help children learn and families thrive, build self-sufficiency and independence, create stronger and safer neighborhoods and improve the health of our communities,” Jane Liebscher, vice president of resource development for the United Way of Greater High Point said. “Our United Way mobilizes the business community, volunteers and 29 local partner agencies to develop resources and partnerships that address critical human service needs in Greater High Point. Our focus is on education, income, financial stability and health because these are the “building blocks’ for a better quality of life for each of us. Funds from the Wyndham Championship program will further our focus, and we appreciate this opportunity.”

“Partnering with these United Way chapters has potential to make a very significant charitable impact,” Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil said.  “We are all familiar with the challenges we have faced with our economy lately, and charitable organizations have definitely endured some difficult times.  We are confident that this partnership will bring significant funds to these United Way chapters, and with the number of organizations the United Way helps, we have potential to impact a large number of Piedmont Triad people and organizations.”

“The United Ways in the Piedmont Triad are extremely grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Wyndham Championship,” president and CEO for United Way of Greensboro Keith Barsuhn said.  “Not only will the United Way be able to help more people in need, but in particular, the United Way’s focus on education initiatives that helps students from elementary through high school will benefit greatly from this support.  Our goal is that our youth get a sound education, develop great skills, graduate and be productive in our community.  We are thrilled to help fund these efforts by partnering with the Wyndham.”

The 2011 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 15-21 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, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf 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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