Wyndham Championship and Uber Announce New Partnership


For Immediate Release Aug. 19, 2015

Greensboro, N.C. –  The Wyndham Championship and Uber are joining forces to offer Piedmont Triad golf fans access to an on-demand, safe transportation option throughout the 76th annual Wyndham Championship, hosted at Sedgefield Country Club. Attendees can use the Uber app to request a ride to drop them off right at the tournament entrance.

Uber will have its own drop-off and pick-up location in close proximity to the tournament’s main entrance. Uber/Wyndham Championship signage will make it clear fans are in the correct location and there will also be more information in the Uber app.   First time Uber riders can download the app from the App Store and use the promo code WCGOLF15 for a free first ride, up to $20 in value.  Users can also sign up at https://get.uber.com/go/WCGOLF15.

“The safety of all Wyndham Championship spectators is always our top priority,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Golf fans from throughout the Carolinas and Virginia can see many of the best golfers in the world this weekend, and we want to do our part to make sure everyone gets home safely following a fun escape to the Wyndham by providing access to safe, reliable rides on-demand using the Uber app.”

A portion of proceeds from rides to and from the Wyndham Championship will benefit the tournament’s official charity. Users can request their ride by selecting the “GOLF” option in the Uber app.   For each GOLF ride taken, $1 will be donated to Birdies For Backpacks, which funds 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to fill backpacks with nutritionally sound meals for low income, Piedmont Triad-area children to take home on weekends.

For more information on Uber at the Wyndham Championship, visit http://t.uber.com/wyndham.

About the Wyndham Championship:

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 wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, DeJoy/Wos Family Foundation, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, 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.

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