SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

August 15, 2012 14:36 ET

Wyndham Worldwide Gives Pediatric Patients a Fun-Filled "Vacation Day" as Part of Wyndham Championship Week

Patients at Brenner Children's Hospital Enjoy Day of Classic Beach Boardwalk-Themed Games

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) -  Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, brought some fun and sun from the Wyndham Championship to the patients, families, and staff in the pediatrics department at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a "Vacation Day" full of entertainment and classic beach boardwalk-themed games.

"We are honored to be welcomed into Brenner Children's Hospital to share this special day with the patients and their families," said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Wyndham Worldwide. "Today's 'Vacation Day' is another way Wyndham Worldwide and the Wyndham Championship show their ongoing support for this community and their dedication to helping children's lives."

During the visit by Wyndham Worldwide, the children's playroom at Brenner Children's Hospital was transformed into a fun vacation "oasis" featuring beach and boardwalk games and activities. The children got to dress up in beach attire and accessories to have their picture taken on the boardwalk, with other classic boardwalk activities including sand art, mini putting green, fishing for ducks in the duck pond, and more. Captain Jim, a local magician, also wowed the children and staff with a high energy, interactive magic show, and a face painter rounded out the day's activities.

In addition to the "Vacation Day," Wyndham Worldwide partnered with Starlight Children's Foundation and the PGA TOUR Wives Association to unveil two Starlight Fun Center™ mobile entertainment units featuring, a Nintendo Wii™. Fun Centers roll right up to the patient's bedside, or anywhere else in the hospital, providing fun and comfort for patients of all ages nervously awaiting surgery, sitting restlessly during a long treatment, or feeling lonely or bored.

One of the signature charities of Wishes by Wyndham, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated for more than 25 years to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

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 products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses over 7,170 hotels with approximately 608,300 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.7 million members, access to approximately 100,000 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 160 vacation ownership resorts serving over 813,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 27,800 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit 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

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

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