KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2011) – For the second consecutive year, the Wyndham Championship is partnering with the Kevin Harvick Foundation for its Pro-Am event on Monday, Aug. 15, it was announced today. The event will kick-off the 72nd annual Wyndham Championship, set for Aug. 15 – 21 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Kevin Harvick, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and Kevin Harvick Foundation co-founder, will join PGA TOUR professionals and other amateur golfers in filling four-person teams to compete in the second-annual Kevin Harvick Foundation pro-am presented by Technology Concepts & Design. In keeping with the Kevin Harvick Foundation mission statement to positively affect the lives of children, several hundred local youth will attend the event as special guests of the Kevin Harvick Foundation and its partners.
In addition to the Monday pro-am, the Kevin Harvick Foundation will host an expo tent for the entire week of the tournament. The No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet show car, a replica of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car Harvick drives, will be on display for the Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am. In the foundation expo for the remainder of the week, the No. 33 Chevrolet show car which Harvick drives in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be featured with a special Wyndham Championship paint scheme. At the expo, fans will have access to information about Foundation programs and upcoming events, plus a chance to win autographed racing memorabilia.
The Kevin Harvick Foundation is also one of some 50 local and national charitable organizations that will have chance to win $100,000 from Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide. During the four official rounds of PGA TOUR play, Thursday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 21, tournament patrons will have the opportunity to vote at computer kiosks in the “Key to Wyn” tent for their charity of choice, including the Kevin Harvick Foundation. Patrons may vote only once per day.
The Charity receiving the most votes when voting closes at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 will receive the $100,000 donation from Wishes By Wyndham. The check presentation will happen immediately after the winner of the Wyndham Championship receives the Sam Snead Cup on the 18th green following the tournament. Additional information about the Wishes by Wyndham program is available at http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/children%E2%80%99s-charities/
“This is the second year we’ve been fortunate to partner with the Wyndham Championship for this Pro-Am event,” said Harvick. “I want to thank Mark Brazil and everyone with the Wyndham Championship for the opportunity. It is through events like this that we can further the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation and further the dreams of children.”
“The inaugural Kevin Harvick Foundation pro-am was a huge success last year, and we are very happy to have Kevin and his foundation back at the Wyndham,” Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said. “The Kevin Harvick Foundation mission to help improve the lives of children fits perfectly into the Wishes by Wyndham charity program that will award $100,000 to the charity getting the most votes during the four days of the actual tournament. We appreciate Bill Johnson and TCDI for their generosity in making this event happen, and we look forward to helping many children through our partnership with the Kevin Harvick Foundation.”
The Pro-Am event is one of several Kevin Harvick Foundation events scheduled throughout the year. The calendar also includes Kevin’s Krew events; Happy’s Classic golf tournament in November in Bakersfield, Calif.; the John Paul Linville Memorial Golf Classic in October in Greensboro, N.C.; and the Christmas for Kids Concert in December in Winston-Salem, N.C.
About the Kevin Harvick Foundation:
Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation 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 at California State University, Bakersfield, Kevin’s Krew, Kevin Harvick Foundation Chase Your Dreams Scholarships and a camper cabin at Victory Junction.
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 www.wyndhamchampionship.com, at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, Premier Partners, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella® 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.