Our Signature Community Event
The Travelers Championship® golf tournament is one of the most popular stops on the PGA TOUR and showcases how our company and employees maintain a strong commitment to the communities in which we live and work. The event features four days of competition by some of the world’s best professional golfers and attracts tens of thousands of fans to Connecticut each year, on top of being broadcast to more than 200 countries.
All net proceeds from the Travelers Championship benefit charities throughout the region. Since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, the tournament has generated more than $22.5 million to support more than 800 local charities. In 2021, the tournament generated $2.2 million for more than 125 local charities, including the primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, the camp provides summer camp experiences, as well as year-round hospital and family outreach programs, to thousands of children with serious illnesses and their families – all completely free of charge.
After a fire destroyed the Camp’s main program complex in Ashford, Connecticut, in February 2021, Travelers and the Travelers Championship jointly announced a commitment to match up to $1 million in donations to help the rebuilding effort. The match was met within a week, and the camp has plans to open a reimagined and fully accessible creative complex in 2022.
The Travelers Championship has also given many other worthy causes a platform that helps bring awareness to their organizations and funds to their bottom lines. Some examples include a program that has given aspiring young golfers an opportunity to feel what it is like to be a PGA TOUR player for a day while raising funds for the First Tee of Connecticut, as well as a Sunday stroll on the golf course that has generated money for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Finally, the Travelers Championship has a tradition of celebrating and recognizing our country’s military heroes. The event has offered several benefits including free admission for U.S. military members, veterans and their immediate family and access to the Patriots’ Outpost, a hospitality venue with free food and beverages. This is in addition to hosting Operation Shower – an annual baby shower for expectant military mothers whose spouses are deployed.
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