Wyndham Gives Back with Charitable Activity

published on August 20, 2010 by

Wyndham Worldwide is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies across six continents, and employs approximately 25,000 employees globally. Its timeshare arm, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, has a network of over 155 vacation ownership resorts serving over 820,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

The Wyndham Championship PGA tournament in Greensborough, NC, August 19 – 22, 2010, along with Wyndham Worldwide, and coordinated by the “Wishes by Wyndham” philanthropic program, will be giving back to the community through donations to several children-focused charities.

In partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Wyndham Worldwide unveiled a Starlight Fun Center™ mobile entertainment unit, featuring a Nintendo Wii™, DVD player and a Sharp AQUOS™ LCD TV, to pediatric patients and hospital staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

A $25,000 donation to First Tee of the Triad and Victory Junction, on behalf of Wyndham Worldwide and the PGA TOUR Wives Association. Wishes by Wyndham will also present a donation of $50,000 to Victory Junction, the official charity of the Wyndham Championship. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty of NASCAR® fame, Victory Junction, which offers a year-round camping environment for children ages six to sixteen with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, is part of the Association of the Hole in the Wall Camps.

“We are honored to partner with each of these charitable organizations who share Wyndham Worldwide’s mission to support our communities by helping children in need,” said Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen P. Holmes. “Today’s ‘Day of Giving’ is packed with contributions to local charities and focuses on inspiring more companies and individuals to assist others whenever possible.”

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