SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

August 02, 2011 14:04 ET

Children's Charities Have Chance to "Wyn" Big at the Wyndham Championship

Spectators to Vote on Charity to Receive $100,000 From Wyndham Worldwide

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, is donating $100,000 toward a children-focused charity, during the Wyndham Championship, set for Sedgefield Country Club August 18-21, 2011.

Throughout the Wyndham Championship, spectators 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. The $100,000 is being donated through Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide, and official charity of the Wyndham Championship.

The following local charities are included on the ballot and align with the children's health and wellness focus of Wishes by Wyndham. The winning charity will be announced Sunday, August 21, with a special check presentation ceremony following the Wyndham Championship trophy presentation on the 18th green at Sedgefield Country Club.

Alamance County Dispute Settlement & Youth Services Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Triad
Alamance Partnership for Children Kevin Harvick Foundation
Amos Cottage Make a Wish Foundation - Central NC
Autism Society of NC Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Piedmont Moms Rising
Black Child Development Institute North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center
Boy Scouts Partnership for Drug-free NC
Boys & Girls Club of Triad Positive Attitude Youth Center (Alamance County)
Boys & Girls Home of NC Prevent Child Abuse NC
Burlington Housing Authority Reading Connections
Centers for Exceptional Children Ronald McDonald House Charities
Children's Hunger Relief Fund Shriners Hospitals
Children's Wish Foundation International Smile Train
Children's Home Society of NC Thompson Child & Family Focus
Communities in Schools Tools for Schools (Guilford Education Alliance)
Crosby's Scholar Program Triangle Family Services
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United Way Chapters of the Triad
Family Service of the Piedmont Victory Junction Gang Camp
First Tee of the Triad YMCAs of Triad
Foster Friends of North Carolina Youth Build
Girl Scouts Youth Focus
Guilford Child Development Youth Opportunities
Imprints for Families Youth Unlimited
Invisible Children YWCAs of Triad

"We are incredibly proud of the philanthropic legacy at the Wyndham Championship," said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO, Wyndham Worldwide. "We are thrilled to support so many outstanding organizations as part of our commitment to enhance the quality of life in communities around the world."

"This program is a great opportunity for Piedmont Triad charities," Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil said. "By focusing on charities helping children, Wishes by Wyndham is able to help a group of people that is probably more important to our future than any other.

"The charitable organization that is most successful getting its people to Sedgefield during the Wyndham so they can vote is the one that will earn this $100,000 donation from Wishes by Wyndham. So to all of the charities on this list, I say 'Go to work. Get as many supporters as you can onto the grounds of Sedgefield Country Club so they can get into the Key to Wyn tent and vote.' That $100,000 donation will make a huge difference for the winning charity, and we thank Wishes by Wyndham for providing these funds to the winning charitable organization."

About Wyndham Worldwide
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.

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Contact Information

    Alyson R. Johnson
    Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
    Wyndham Worldwide

    Rob Goodman
    Wyndham Championship Director of
    Media Relations
    (336) 299-4321