KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 2, 2012) – The 73rd annual Wyndham Championship tees off Monday, Aug. 13 with the third annual Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am Presented by Technology Concepts & Design, Inc., it was announced today. The Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am is the first official event of the Wyndham Championship, the seventh-oldest event on the PGA TOUR, held Aug. 13-19 at Sedgefield Country Club. The Wyndham is the PGA TOUR’s final regular season event, and it sets the field for the FedExCup Playoffs which begin the following week at The Barclays in Farmingdale, N.Y.
PGA TOUR professionals will join Harvick, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and Kevin Harvick Foundation co-founder, and other amateur golfers on four-player teams Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. for the Pro-Am. Additionally, several local youth will be in attendance as special guests of the Kevin Harvick Foundation, whose mission is to positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States.
“We’re so grateful that we can count on Wyndham Worldwide and Bill Johnson of Technology Concepts & Design for once again lending their support and dedication to this terrific effort to assist children in need,” Harvick said. “We always appreciate the generosity of the NASCAR world, but the golf community has been every bit as supportive of the Foundation’s efforts.”
In addition to the Pro-Am, the Kevin Harvick Foundation will host an expo tent throughout the week of North Carolina’s oldest professional golf event, at which Harvick’s No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet show car will be on display during the Pro-Am. Furthermore, expo attendees will have the opportunity to register to win Harvick’s 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, on-site at the tent throughout the week, in the “Win Happy’s Chevy” program (www.winhappyschevy.com).
“The Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am presented by Technology Concepts & Design is a great way to kick off Wyndham week,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “This year’s event is sold out for the first time so we’ll have a full field of amateurs playing with PGA TOUR professionals, and we’re definitely looking forward to having Kevin at Sedgefield for the event. We appreciated his extra effort to get to the pro-am last year when the race was rained out in Michigan, but we are really hoping for good weather at Watkins Glen on so Kevin can play in his tournament this year.”
The Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am Presented by Technology Concepts & Design is one of several Foundation events scheduled throughout the year. Remaining on the 2012 calendar are two Kevin’s Krew events (Michigan International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway), Happy’s Classic golf tournament Nov. 7 in Bakersfield, Calif., and Happy’s Birthday Bash in Bakersfield in December, in addition to the Christmas for Kids Concert just days later in Winston-Salem, N.C.
About Kevin Harvick Foundation:
Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. The foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams by supporting programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund, KHF Chase Your Dreams Scholarships, Kevin’s Krew and the KHF Christmas For Kids program. To learn more about KHF, go to www.kevinharvickfoundation.org, follow on Twitter @TheKHFoundation or visit the KHF Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KevinHarvickFoundation.
About the Wyndham Championship PGA TOUR Event:
=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. Tickets are available at Piedmont Triad-area Harris Teeter locations, www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.