SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

August 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Victory Junction Camp Named Official Charity of 2009 Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - The Wyndham Championship has, for the third year in a row, named Victory Junction Camp the official charity of the tournament.

"Just as Wyndham Worldwide is focused on accommodating the needs of our guests, we are also committed to supporting the communities we serve," said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide. "Our relationship with Victory Junction Camp has been a tremendously rewarding experience for all of us at Wyndham Worldwide. We are proud to once again make Victory Junction the official charity of the Wyndham Championship."

Victory Junction Camp, a year-round camping facility, enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis, hemophilia, diabetes and physical disabilities by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering in a safe and medically sound environment. The Camp was opened in 2004 by Pattie and Kyle Petty in honor of their son Adam.

"It is such a privilege to receive another donation from the Wyndham Championship because it not only helps us expand our programs, but it also highlights our services to a national audience," said Pattie Petty, chairman and co-founder of Victory Junction. "The support from the tournament, our local community and Wyndham Worldwide ensures we continue serving as many children as possible during these tough economic times."

The 2009 Wyndham Championship begins tomorrow at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.

About Wyndham Worldwide

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses over 7,000 franchised hotels and approximately 590,200 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its 3.8 million members access to more than 73,000 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 over 150 vacation ownership resorts serving over 830,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 25,500 employees globally.

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Contact Information

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    Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
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