Wyndham Rewards Hosts the 79th Annual Wyndham Championship
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
For the first year ever, the iconic Wyndham Rewards sponsored the 79th Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina where tens of thousands of guests enjoyed a week of championship golf, activities, prizes, and the chance to give back to some great local charities through Wyndham Championship Fore! Good.
As one of the most well-known PGA TOUR stops for family and fan fun, the Wyndham Championship didn’t disappoint. Participating spectators were able to try a plethora of activities such as rock climbing, facing painting, private beach access, and the exciting “Key to Wyn”. This prize-game required fans to swipe a key card to potentially unlock the door to thousands of different prizes. Some of the most notable were televisions, coffee makers, and free Wyndham Rewards nights as amazing properties around the world.
Though it was Wyndham Rewards first year title sponsoring the tournament, the Wyndham brand has been the sponsor since 2007. This transition comes after Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Destinations became two separate public companies. As the remaining connection between the two companies, Wyndham Rewards acts as the rewards program for both sets of travel portfolios.
Leader of the Wyndham Rewards program Eliot Hamlisch stated:
“Throughout the world, Wyndham Rewards has become known for its unmatched generosity and for championing the everyday traveler. Those values stay top of mind here at Sedgefield, where we’re delighted to not only share with fans a one-of-a-kind tournament experience, but join them in giving back to this amazing community that helps make the Wyndham Championship possible year after year. To them, we say—You’ve Earned This!”
With the goal of creating a positive impact on the community as well as enjoying a week of fun, Wyndham’s philanthropic platform Wyndham Championship Fore! Good has helped raise funds for dozens of amazing organizations. This year, they hosted a silent auction featuring various prizes and unmatched experiences with the net proceeds being gifted to both local and regional charitable partners with efforts focused on youth and education, community development, and environmental sustainability.
Charitable Partners Included: Birdies Fore Backpacks, The First Tee of the Triad, The Paul Tesori Foundation, The Kevin Harvick Foundation and The American Junior Golf Association, and more.
Committed through 2026, fans can expect to see more successful Wyndham Championships hosted by Wyndham Rewards for years to come. With more about the Wyndham brands, please visit their official website or to learn more about the Wyndham Championship, please visit wyndhamchampionship.com.