SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

August 17, 2011 17:46 ET

"Check In" for Charity at the Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Worldwide and the Wyndham Championship Offer Spectators the Chance to Raise Funds for Charitable Organizations

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, in conjunction with the Wyndham Championship being held at the Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 15 through 21, is using interactive platforms for patrons of the tournament to "check in" for charity throughout the course to assist with raising funds for charitable organizations in the communities in which they live, work and play.

Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 18, attendees of the Wyndham Championship will vote at computer kiosks in the "Key to Wyn" tent for their "charity of choice" from almost 50 local and national not-for-profit children's organizations to receive a $100,000 donation from Wishes by Wyndham, the official charity of the Wyndham Championship. Each attendee may vote once per day and the charity accruing the most votes by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 21, will be presented a check at a special check presentation ceremony following the Wyndham Championship trophy presentation on the 18th green of Sedgefield Country Club.

In addition, Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide, and official charity of the Wyndham Championship, is giving back to the community through "check ins." As a way to say "thank you" for checking-in through Foursquare and/or Facebook Places at the Wishes by Wyndham Sunbrella Kid Zone, Wyndham Worldwide will donate to its Wishes by Wyndham signature charities.

"This campaign is a way for us to give back to our customers, as well as the community," said Alyson Johnson, vice president of marketing and communications at Wyndham Worldwide. "This is yet another example of how Wyndham Worldwide brings innovation to the golf course. Last year we introduced the Key to Wyn tent, our onsite hotel lobby, and this year we are excited to bring another social experience."

To participate, visit your mobile phone's application store to download the Facebook and/or Foursquare application. Once signed up, guests can find locations throughout the course and "check in" at each location. To learn more, visit: http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/spectator-info/social-media/.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality services and products across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company's website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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 seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

    Alyson Johnson
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Wyndham Worldwide
    Office: (973) 753-6759
    Alyson.johnson@wyn.com

    Rob Goodman
    Wyndham Championship Director of Media
    Office: (336) 299-4321
    rob@3-gsports.com