The highly anticipated Wyndham Championship took place over August 2nd-6th, bringing together golf enthusiasts and top athletes for a thrilling tournament. Held annually at the Sedgefield Country Club, this event has become a staple in the world of golf, highlighting some of the finest talent and promoting charitable initiatives within the community. The Wyndham Championship, part of the PGA TOUR, not only offered a platform for showcasing golf excellence but also emphasized giving back to the community. One such remarkable initiative was their partnership with the United Way of Greater High Point to fund the Backpack Program.
This collaboration aimed to address the issue of food insecurity among students in the region, a cause that remained close to the hearts of tournament organizers and participants alike. The Backpack Program was designed to provide nutritious and easily accessible food to school-age children facing hunger over weekends and extended breaks. Many families in the Greater High Point area struggled to make ends meet, and as a result, children faced food insecurity, affecting their overall well-being and educational performance. Through the support and generosity of the Wyndham Championship and its patrons, the Backpack Program saw tremendous growth over the years. The funds raised from the tournament enabled the United Way of Greater High Point to expand the program, reaching more students and making a significant impact on their lives. Since 2011, the Wyndham Championship has given over $235,000 to help feed children in our community. "This partnership between the Wyndham Championship and the United Way of Greater High Point exemplifies the true spirit of community collaboration," said VP of Community Impact, Latoya Bullock. "We were not only witnessing exceptional golf talent but also the community is contributing to a cause that addresses a critical issue in our local schools."
The United Way of Greater High Point extends its heartfelt appreciation to the Wyndham Championship and the entire golf community for their unwavering support in helping to alleviate food insecurity among the region's youth. “The United Way is also proud to work Hole #4 the week of the Championship. This is only made possible by the tireless dedication of a large group of committed volunteers. For the 5th year in a row, High Point Fire Department Chief, Tommy Reid, served as Captain for the hole. Volunteers are at the core of making our organization successful” adds Jane Liebscher, President of the United Way of Greater High Point. As the Wyndham Championship
unfolded over the weekend, attendees, players, and viewers from around the world could take pride in knowing that their participation and engagement in this event made a meaningful impact on the lives of those less fortunate.
To learn more about the United Way of Greater High Point's Backpack Program and how you can contribute to this noble cause visit www.unitedwayhp.org.