HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 26, 2021 – The Travelers Championship today announced that the 2021 tournament generated $2.2 million for more than 125 local charities, including the primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Since 2007, when Travelers became the title sponsor, the event has generated more than $22.5 million for more than 800 nonprofits across the region.
The Travelers Championship held its annual Charity Celebration recognizing many of the charities that benefited from Connecticut’s PGA TOUR tournament. Speakers during the virtual event included Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director; Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers; and Jimmy Canton, Chief Executive Officer at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Harris English, who won the 2021 Travelers Championship in a tournament-record eight-hole playoff, joined the event remotely and discussed the tournament’s charitable impact in Connecticut and his experience as a member of the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team.
“This continues to be the most important and rewarding day for the tournament,” Grube said. “Generating money for these amazing local charities remains the top objective of the Travelers Championship. Celebrating with our charitable partners and hearing about how the funds will benefit thousands of Connecticut residents motivates us to create the best tournament experience for everyone who attends. That’s what makes today so special.”
“We’re committed to making the Travelers Championship better every year, because the more successful it is, the more money we are able to generate for local charities,” Bessette said. “This summer’s tournament was tremendous on so many levels – we welcomed back many of our enthusiastic fans, we had a fantastic player field with several of the biggest names in the sport and there was a historic playoff. To top it all off, we reached over $2 million for charity. I can’t wait to see everyone come back together again next June.”
Each year, the Travelers Championship donates 100% of its net proceeds to charity. The tournament’s Birdies for Charity program, sponsored by Webster Bank, also generates funds for nonprofit organizations.
This year’s primary beneficiary was once again The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is rebuilding a portion of its campus in Ashford, Connecticut, after a fire destroyed its main program complex in February. The organization, which was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, 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.
Preparations have already begun for the 2022 Travelers Championship, which will take place June 20-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For more information, visit 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. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the “Players Choice” award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100% of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home 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 Hartford 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 TravelersChampionship.com.