NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide, presented a $160,000 check to SeriousFun Children's Network on Friday, August 16 at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. The donation will be divided evenly among the eight SeriousFun Camps throughout the country.
"We are truly grateful to Wishes by Wyndham for its continued support of our organization", said John C. Read, president & CEO of SeriousFun Children's Network. "Because of their generosity, hundreds of children with serious illness have been given the opportunity to attend a SeriousFun Camp."
With a focus on improving the lives of children, Wishes by Wyndham supports SeriousFun as the signature charity of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. In addition to the gift, company associates show their support by volunteering at local Camp Challenge Rides, participating as cyclists, and helping raise additional funds. Since 2009, the fundraising efforts of associates at Wyndham Vacation Ownership and throughout Wyndham Worldwide have raised more than $650,000 supporting SeriousFun — enough to send more than 260 children to camp.
"We are honored to support and partner with such a fantastic organization that shares our similar goal of providing families and children the ability to take vacations in a safe and fun environment, while enjoying time spent among family, friends, and loved ones," said Sarah King, executive vice president of human resources of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. "We look forward to continuing this mission together in providing life-changing experiences to children across the country."
About SeriousFun Children's Network
SeriousFun Children's Network is a growing global community of 30 camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge. Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, SeriousFun has served more than 440,000 children and families from more than 50 countries. Each member camp is an independent, not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children at no cost to their families. A Support Center raises funds and provides central standards and services for all SeriousFun camps and programs. To learn more about SeriousFun, visit www.seriousfunnetwork.org.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide's (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its four primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Shell Vacations. As of December 31, 2012, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired more than 185 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent more than 23,000 individual vacation ownership units and more than 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by more than 15,000 employees globally.
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