The Travelers Championship is proud to be a PGA TOUR event, which donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity every year. Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $32 million for charity and in 2014, the Travelers Championship generated $1.558 million for more than 140 charities throughout the region. One of the tournament’s primary beneficiaries is The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp and year-round center designed to serve children and families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. It was founded in 1988 by the late Paul Newman.
Become a 2015 Travelers Championship Charity Partner by participating in one of the tournament’s fundraising programs! Just click the images below to learn more about each program.
Meet four young people who embody the charitable spirit of the Travelers Championship
Support our Co-Chairs through Birdies for Charity
In 2015, four young people, who have shown outstanding leadership and innovation in supporting charitable causes, have been selected to serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs for the Travelers Championship. Read and share their remarkable stories.
Mackenzie Page – The Great Pumpkin Challenge
When Mackenzie Page learned about her friend Zoe’s brain cancer diagnosis, she wanted to do something that would help Zoe and other children facing difficult medical challenges, so Mackenzie created the Great Pumpkin Challenge to help raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. So far, Mackenzie and The Great Pumpkin Challenge have raised nearly $10,000 and helped boost awareness of the amazing work that The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp does.
You can be a champion too – Donate through Birdies for Charity and select Mackenzie Page – The Great Pumpkin Challenge
Chase Skrubis – Klubs for Kids
Fifteen-year-old Chase Skrubis of Granby, Connecticut, has been a participant with The First Tee of Connecticut for seven years. When he recognized that some kids could not participate because they lacked golf clubs, Chase started Klubs for Kids through which he refurbishes golf club sets for young people to use. With the support of local individuals and golf shops who donate clubs and through the generosity of Golf Pride, who annually donates several hundred grips, more than 85 full sets of clubs have been refurbished and donated through Chase’s program. This year Chase initiated the Klubs for Kids Scholarship Fund, where he accepts donations for the sets of clubs he puts together and then donates 100 percent of the funds to The First Tee of Connecticut to provide additional scholarship opportunities for their programs.
Learn more about Chase and Klubs for Kids
You can be a champion too – Donate through Birdies for Charity and select Chase Skrubis – Klubs for Kids.
Brittany Vose – Lustgarten Foundation 18-Hole Stroll
After losing her father to pancreatic cancer, Brittany Vose started the 18-Hole Stroll to raise money for research against the deadly disease. For $50, participants can walk around the course at 7:30 a.m. before play starts for the final round of competition, get breakfast and a ticket to the tournament, and participate in a silent auction. So far, Vose and the 18-Hole Stroll has raised more than $100,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation of New York, which funds pancreatic cancer research.
You can be a champion too – Donate through Birdies for Charity and select Brittany Vose – the 18-Hole Stroll.
Ben Goldman – Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner
In 2012, while still in high school, Ben Goldman of Wethersfield, Connecticut, launched his own TV program on FOX-CT. Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner profiles and brings awareness to charity events and organizations around Connecticut. It all began at age 8 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and learned firsthand how charities can positively affect people’s lives. Now 18 years old, Ben volunteers for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he received treatment, and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, in which he participated as a camper, and serves on the Advisory Board of Hartford’s Camp Courant, while attending the University of Connecticut in pursuit of a career in broadcasting.
You can be a champion too – Donate to Birdies for Charity and select Ben Goldman – CCMC Pediatric Oncology Unit.
2015 Tournament Charities
18 Hole Stroll – Lustgarten Foundation
American Red Cross- CT/RI Chapter
26 Angels Foundation
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association of the Northeast
Ann’s Place Inc.
Birdies for the Brave, PGA TOUR Charities- TPC River Highlands
Boys and Girls Club of Meriden
Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc.
Business Industry Foundation of Middlesex County
Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Hartford
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc
Center for Children’s Advocacy
Cheshire Rotary Club
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Christian Community Action
Colburn-Keenan Foundation Inc.
Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc.
Community Partners in Action
Community Renewal Team, Inc.
Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents
Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach
CT Association of REALTORS Foundation
Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
Connecticut State Golf Association
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center
Covenant Preparatory School, Inc.
Covenant Village of Cromwell
Creative Living Community of CT
Disabled American Veteran, Department of Connecticut
East Berlin United Methodist Church
East Lyme Golf Team
Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Family Intervention Center
Farrell Treatment Center
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
First Night Hartford
Glenn Hansen Orchestra
GIL Foundation, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc.
Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Greater Hartford Jaycees Foundation, Inc.
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven
Harmony on the Sound Chorus
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
Hartford Food System
Hartford for Special Care
Hartford Marathon Foundation
Health Assistance Intervention Education Network
Hospital for Special Care
Housing Education Resource Center
Human Services Council, Inc.
IEA: A School Built on Love
John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency
Journey Found, Inc.
Journey Home, Inc.
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.
Kevin Pollock Memorial Scholarship
Key Human Services, Inc.
Kinsella Arts, Inc.
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Lions Low Vision 23B
Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut
Litchfield Community Center
Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter
Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Inc.
MARC: Community Resources
M.J. Petretto Foundation, Inc.
Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of Connecticut, Inc.
Miles 4 Moe
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Mystic Aquarium Sea Research Foundation
NAFI CT, Inc.
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter
New Seasons Inc.
Oliver Wolcott Technical School Golf Team
Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center
Pathways Academy of Technology and Design High School Industry Advisory Board
Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services, Inc.
Pets On Wheels of Connecticut
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.
Ron Foley Foundation
Sacred Heart High School Golf Team
Saint Augustine School
Saint Brigid School
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation
Seabird Enterprises, Inc.
Second Star of Jacob Pentecostal Church
Senior Resources – Agency on Aging
Services for the Elderly of Farmington
Sound of the New England Chorus
South Windsor Jaycees
St. Joseph’s Residence/Little Sisters of the Poor
Stonington Community Center
Suffield Boys Golf Team
The Auxiliary of L&M Hospital
The Caring Community of CT
The CHAIN Fund, Inc.
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The Discovery Center
The First Tee of Connecticut
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Master’s School
The Open Door Shelter
The Open Hearth Association
The Recovery Club
Therapeutic Research Foundation, Inc.
Til Duty Is Done
U.S. Pain Foundation
Vernon Community Arts Center
Veterans’ Rowing & Kayaking, Inc.
Village for Families & Children
Wallingford Family YMCA
Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown Program
Welcome To My World Autism
Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
World Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.