Wyndham Championship Shows Appreciation for U.S. Armed Forces: Offers Free Military Admission to PGA TOUR event
Greensboro, N.C. (August 7, 2013) – Demonstrating its support and appreciation of the U.S. armed forces, the Wyndham Championship is once again offering free admission to the annual golf tournament. From August 15 – 18, members of the military, including those on active duty, reservists, veterans and their immediate families will receive free admission to the tournament with a current military identification card.
Held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship is the final stop of the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup regular season. Attracting more than 80,000 spectators each year, the tournament offers a week full of golf, as well as family-fun activities and prizes.
Showing its support of the U.S. armed forces, Wyndham Worldwide will provide charter buses to and from the Wyndham Championship from Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, August 15-18. As the buses arrive at the tournament, the servicemen and women will receive a hero’s welcome from attendees on-site, who line up and show their appreciation.
“We are honored to salute the men and women who bravely serve our country with free tournament admission,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, a division of Wyndham Worldwide. “This initiative compliments our Armed Forces Vacation Club brand, which offers military personnel savings on accommodations in destinations all over the world. This is just another small way for us to say thank you.”
While at the tournament, members of the military will have an opportunity to join the Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC), one of the largest military vacation clubs in the world offering up to 100,000 weeks of vacations worldwide. At the Military Outpost, a specially designated viewing platform located on the 10th green, they will also have an opportunity to win a multitude of prizes, including a week-long vacation from the AFVC. The Military Outpost is a complimentary hospitality hub featuring food and beverages and family-friendly entertainment, including the AFVC mascot Major Savings.
Supporting members of the military is a part of the culture at Wyndham Worldwide. In addition to AFVC, the Company actively recruits veterans to join its global workforce and is committed to doing business with veteran-owned suppliers. And, once a member of the team, Wyndham Worldwide offers an employee resource group dedicated to professional development and the sharing of ideas and experiences for veterans in the workplace.
About Armed Forces Vacation Club
All active, reserve, guard, veteran and retired military personnel can join AFVC’s membership program for free at www.AFVClub.com. Members get unlimited access to AFVC’s Space Available resort vacation rentals ranging in size from studio to three-bedrooms with prices starting at $349 per unit, per week. The program offers members the opportunity to enjoy vacations at many popular destinations around the world such as Orlando, Fla., Williamsburg, Va. and Las Vegas, Nev.
From August 5 – 21, AFVC is offering a Buy One Get One Free sale. Members who book a seven-night Space Available stay will receive a free seven-night Space Available stay. To take advantage of this opportunity, members should enter the promo code BUYONE when making the initial booking. For full terms and conditions, members can visit www.AFVClub.com.
About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with over 7,410 franchised hotels and over 635,100 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 106,000 vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 915,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,500 associates globally.
For more information, 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.