WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP INTRODUCES UNIVERSITY ROW FEATURING FOUR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship is a two-time winner of the PGA TOUR’s “Most Fan-Friendly Event” award, but the tournament constantly strives to enhance its fan experience. This year, the Wyndham Championship introduces University Row, a hospitality venue featuring four North Carolina universities, the tournament announced today. The 79th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 14-19, 2018 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Appalachian State University, High Point University, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro will occupy University Row in its inaugural year. Each school will host its guests in a private viewing platform located at the player’s right of the 10th green. Guests of the four schools will enjoy a joint hospitality area featuring food and beverage, upscale restrooms and access to the air-conditioned Legends Club presented by Matthews Mobile Media on the opposite side of the 10th green. Each of the four schools will control its own access to University Row.
“We’ve always wanted to engage some of the local universities to attract their alumni,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “We approached their athletic and alumni departments to see if they had any interest in participating in a unique program to entertain alumni and donors. It’ll be an all-inclusive experience that should be a lot of fun. I think it’ll be a great opportunity for executives, alumni and donors from each school to mix and mingle while they all learn a little more about the Wyndham Championship.”
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 sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Tickets are available at http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella® and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information and sponsorship information are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com. 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 and Instagram.
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