HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that the 2022 tournament generated more than $2.5 million for over 140 local charities, a group of organizations ranging from food banks to animal shelters and including this year’s primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Representatives from participating nonprofits attended the tournament’s annual Charity Celebration, which took place at TPC River Highlands. Speakers during the event included Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director; Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers; and Marissa Weidner, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at Webster Bank, which sponsors the tournament’s Birdies for Charity program. As a dedicated partner of the tournament and Birdies for Charity, Renee DiNino, on-air personality for The River 105.9 and Director of Community Affairs & Programming at iHeartMedia, was the emcee of the event and helped to highlight 10 benefitting organization’s missions throughout the morning.
“Celebrating with the charities that benefit from the tournament is always heartwarming” Grube said. “Helping people in our community continues to be the mission of the Travelers Championship, and thanks to a dedicated title sponsor, our team of tournament staff, Travelers employees, volunteers, and the support we get from our amazing fans and incredible sponsors, we were able to accomplish what we set out to do.”
The Travelers Championship donates 100% of its net proceeds to charity. Since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, the tournament has generated over $25 million for more than 800 nonprofits.
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