GREENSBORO, N.C. – Humana, Inc. will sponsor the Wyndham Championship “Champions Breakfast” on Thursday of tournament week to begin the event’s “Regionalism Day”, it was announced today. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-18, 2013.
“Regionalism Day” is designed to bring business and civic leaders from throughout the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina together for the day at the Wyndham. The day begins with the Champions Breakfast presented by Humana at the Grandover Resort. Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Stephen P. Holmes will lead a question and answer session with former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles who is now president emeritus of the University of North Carolina.
From the breakfast, attendees will move to nearby Sedgefield Country Club to watch the first round of the Wyndham Championship before attending the BB&T Triad Community Lunch and later, the Triad Community reception at Sedgefield. The day concludes with Celebration of the Triad Party at Grandover Resort. This sponsorship is not Humana’s first in golf; the third PGA TOUR event of the season in La Quinta, Calif., is the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
During the Wyndham Championship, Humana will host an expo to promote health and wellness among Wyndham Championship fans. Humana will distribute pedometers to Wyndham fans as part of its Walkit Challenge, a national competition to see which 2013 PGA TOUR event generates the most steps taken by fans, The TOUR event with the most recorded steps at the end of the season will win a new multigenerational playground from Humana and KaBOOM! – a national nonprofit organization that has built more than 2,200 playgrounds. The current number to beat is 13.8 million steps, set at THE PLAYERS Championship in May. Humana strives to help people achieve lifelong well-being by investing in opportunities that allow consumers to live happily with a balanced sense of purpose, belonging, security and health. Humana, along with the Humana Foundation, the charitable arm of Humana Inc., is dedicated to improving well-being for the individual and the community.
“Humana has been a strong PGA TOUR supporter for many years, and we are grateful they chose to sponsor our Champions Breakfast,” Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said. “This event kicks off “Regionalism Day,” and it is extremely important to us because we are using the Wyndham Championship to promote the entire Piedmont Triad region. Humana has done a great job with their Humana Challenge, a PGA TOUR event in California in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation, and we are proud to be associated with them.”
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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. Two-for-one good-any-day tickets are available for purchase at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations with a VIC Card; other tickets are available at 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. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.