Charlie Sifford – the first Black player to earn his PGA TOUR card – secured his first victory right here in Connecticut at Wethersfield Country Club. To honor his achievements, the Travelers Championship is hosting an event during tournament week to generate money for The Dr. Charles L. Sifford Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund college costs for students who attend a Historically Black College or University, or for minority students focusing their education on a golf management program. Any student who is or will be attending college is eligible to apply. Travelers, the Travelers Championship and Skins & Pins Golf Club are collaborating to raise funds in support of this event.
Charlie’s pioneering efforts created a pathway for all minority golfers to develop a successful career in professional golf. Similarly, the goal of the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Scholarship is to help support college students who qualify, as they pursue their professional career.
The Cobbs Creek Foundation will serve as the fiscal sponsor of the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Scholarship. From its founding in 1916, Cobbs Creek embraced both Black and women golfers and acted as the home course to Charlie Sifford during the time he was a resident of Philadelphia.
Amateur golfers will participate in the event. PGA TOUR professionals will stop by in the afternoon to provide some remarks and share their thoughts on the impact that Charlie had on golf.
Timeline of Event
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m. – Shotgun, lunch on-course
2:30 p.m. – Post-play Reception with hors d’oeuvre (PGA TOUR players and other guests invited)
Presenting Sponsors | $20,000
- One foursome
- Sponsor recognition on signage at Charlie Sifford Foundation Golf Outing, on the event website and promotions where applicable
- Recognition as Charlie Sifford Foundation Golf Outing Sponsor on video boards at the Travelers Championship
For questions, please
contact Ali Maze at
or (860) 670-5266.