Wyndham Championship’s “Charity of Choice” awareness campaign begins it’s on-line voting today

Posted by Press Release on July 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Online voting is now available for the
Wyndham Championship’s “Charity of Choice” awareness campaign, it was
announced today. Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest
hospitality companies, announced their commitment to supporting local
Piedmont Triad charitable organizations dedicated to improving the lives of
children through this year’s Wyndham Championship “Charity of Choice”
awareness campaign during the tournament media day on June 28. Wyndham’s
philanthropic program, Wishes by Wyndham, is the official charity of the
Wyndham Championship and supports numerous local non-profit organizations
including Victory Junction, The First Tee of the Triad and Brenner
Children’s Hospital.

“The Wyndham Championship gives us a national platform to support the
efforts of so many outstanding organizations as part of our commitment to
enhance the quality of life in communities around the world,” said Stephen
P. Holmes, chairman and CEO, Wyndham Worldwide. “We are thrilled to host the
“Charity of Choice” awareness campaign again during this year’s tournament.”

Starting today, fans can visit www.facebook.com/WyndhamWorldwide or
www.wyndhamchampionship.com to vote for their favorite charity; voting will
be available through July 25. During the week of July 30, 2012, the 10
charitable organizations with the most online votes will be named finalists
and will be eligible for on-site voting at Sedgefield Country Club during
the Wyndham Championship. The charity garnering the most votes during the
tournament will receive a $100,000 donation courtesy of Wishes by Wyndham,
the philanthropic arm of title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, following the
conclusion of the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Last year, The First Tee of the Triad won the fan vote and the $100,000
donation and quickly made a donation to each of the other top-five
finishers. Because it won last year, The First Tee of the Triad is not
eligible for this program for five years. The list of eligible charities
for this year’s Charity of Choice program is below:

Alamance Partnership for Children

Amos Cottage – Brenner Children’s Hospital

Autism Society of North Carolina

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont

Boy Scouts of America, Old North State Council

Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont

Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina

Camp Carefree

Centers for Exceptional Children

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Foster Friends of North Carolina

Girl Scouts of America, Tarheel Triad Council

Greensboro Children’s Museum

Guilford Child Development

Imprints for Families

National Black Child Development Institute

Piedmont Triad Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Make a Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina

Victory Junction

Youth FOCUS, Guilford County

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Charitable organizations participating in the 2012 “Charity of Choice”
awareness campaign must be non-profit organizations with current 501(c)3
status whose only mission is to improve the lives of children. Individuals
or for-profit organizations of any kind are not eligible, and unlike last
year, pass-through organizations whereby an organization raises money on
behalf of another charitable organization may not participate. An
organization with statewide or National reach must be able to designate a
portion of the winning funds to Piedmont Triad programs in order to be
eligible.


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