Wyndham Worldwide Donates to the American Junior Golfer Association


Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, announced earlier this month that they will donate a generous endowment to the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). The donation will be awarded through the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant Program and will be presented to the organization at the 2014 Wyndham Cup golf tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This award is only the first donation in a four year commitment. Over the next four years, Wyndham will donate a total of $100,000 in grants. These donations will help junior golfers participate in a national tour schedule, who could not afford to otherwise.

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Alyson Johnson said, “We are thrilled to give back to the community and invest in golf’s next generation. We believe in enriching the lives of children in the communities where we live, work and play, and are proud of the fact that we have deep roots of providing service in our communities.”

Since the ACE Grant program was established, they a total of 993 grants have helped 568 junior golfers to fulfill their dreams. In all, ACE has awarded over $1.8 million in grants. In return, the recipients of these grants have earned over $12.8 million in college golf scholarships.

Wyndham become the official AJGA hotel sponsor in 2011, but has sponsored the PGA tour for 75 years through the Wyndham Cup. This is just one of the many charitable organizations funded by Wyndham Worldwide. The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) also maintains a corporate partnership companies such as HP, Rolex, Deutsche Bank, and the ANNIKA Foundation.

AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin shared, “We are pleased to welcome Wyndham Worldwide as a partner for the ACE Grant. Through the Wyndham Championship, Wyndham Worldwide has demonstrated its commitment to the PGA TOUR for 75 years and we are thrilled to have that support at the junior level as they provide opportunities for more young people to experience AJGA tournaments.”