The Travelers Championship today announced that the 2017 tournament generated $1.72 million for more than 165 local charities, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, this year’s primary beneficiary. It’s the largest core amount raised in the history of the tournament.
This year’s fundraising effort brings the total money generated to $14.7 million since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007. More than 750 charities have received funds from the tournament over that time.
“We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve built with local organizations that need help,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Handing out these checks to so many worthy charities is the highlight of our year. We won’t forget the week we had at TPC River Highlands, with Jordan Spieth winning in such dramatic fashion and the celebration that ensued. But knowing that more than $1.7 million is being given to such a wide spectrum of nonprofits this year reminds us why we do this. It inspires us.”
The tournament donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to charity. It also delivers a significant boost to Connecticut’s economy. A new study by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) estimates that the Travelers Championship has an annual economic impact on the state of $68.2 million.
“We are committed to our community and raising as much money as we can through the tournament for charity, which has always been the driving force,” said Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Bessette. “As this CERC study shows, our local economy and many businesses benefit, too. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this year’s Travelers Championship – especially the sponsors, volunteers, players and fans – for making it a truly memorable experience. I know 2018 will be even bigger and better.”
Preparation has already started for the 2018 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 18-24 at TPC River Highlands. For more information, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com
About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.