04 Jun

Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am to Bring Together Top Sports Stars and Celebrities

HARTFORD, Conn., June 4, 2012 – Celebrities and sports stars will converge on TPC River Highlands on Wednesday, June 20, for the annual Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am. Participants for this year’s pro-am include actor Bill Murray; six-time National Sportscaster of the Year Chris Berman; Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton; Hall of Fame College Basketball coaches Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma; musician Javier Colon, who won NBC’s “The Voice” in 2011; WWE superstar Booker T; Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie; NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett; “Baseball Tonight” host Karl Ravech; NFL player-turned-sportscaster Ahmad Rashad; former NBA player and UConn standout Scott Burrell; Quinnipiac head men’s basketball coach Tom Moore; University of Connecticut Associate Head Basketball Coaches Chris Dailey and George Blaney; Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton; and UConn athletic director Warde Manuel.

“Our celebrity pro-am has become a staple and fan-favorite of the Travelers Championship, and we are very pleased to announce another great field,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “The pro-am is always an enjoyable experience for the participants and our fans, but we are most excited that these individuals decided to help us raise additional money for charity.”

In addition to golf, the tournament will host live radio broadcasts of WEEI’s “The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show” and WFAN’s “Mike’s On: Francesa on the Fan” from TPC River Highlands. The day will conclude with the Powerstation Events Concert Series, featuring Connecticut native Javier Colon in the SUBWAY® Fan Zone.

Tee times for the pro-am will be 6:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. The majority of celebrity guests will tee off mid-day, and exact tee times for each player will be announced on Monday, June 18.

The Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am is part of the weeklong Travelers Championship PGA TOUR event, which will be held June 18 to 24 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

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