At Wyndham Championship, Charities Win Big

The Wyndham Championship has always been as much about the good works it can do for the community as it is about the incredible golf that it showcases each year. For the past three years, attendees of the tournament have been able to take a proactive part in the philanthropic aspects of the golf tournament and week-long related festivities by voting for their favorite local not-for-profit organization in the Charity of Choice awareness campaign.

The golf tournament gallery (all ticket holders) has been able to vote since Thursday, with the voting remaining open through Sunday, August 18. The charity to receive the most votes will be announced on Sunday evening after the presentation of the Wyndham Championship tournament trophy to the event winner.

“Believing that you can do well by doing good, Wyndham Worldwide is committed to enhancing the quality of life of children around the world and making lasting contributions in the communities where our associates live, work and play,” says Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “We are extremely proud of the longstanding tradition of charitable giving at the Wyndham Championship. Philanthropy has always been a central focus of the tournament and has allowed us to support many outstanding local charitable organizations.”

Engaging golf fans of all ages in the charitable opportunities is The Wishes by Wyndham Christel House Tapestry Painting, that is available for kids (and adults) to paint, using fabric-safe paints. There’s also a (new this year) 32-foot-long Wishes by Wyndham-branded trailer at the tournament, hosting,  host a video game tournament. Using the Wii Sports expert level three-hole golf course, golf-enthusiasts and the PGA TOUR pros will have an opportunity to “birdie for charity.” Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers and Wishes by Wyndham will make a donation for each birdie made.

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