HARTFORD, Conn., June 1, 2015 – The Travelers Championship is excited to announce that it has partnered with Eversource to host the second annual Eversource PGA TOUR Player Experience for Junior Golfers. On Tuesday, June 23, junior golfers from across the region will have the opportunity to feel what it is like to be a PGA TOUR player for a day. This event will help raise funds for The First Tee of Connecticut, a program that uses golf to teach life skills to youth, and the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation.
“We are delighted that Eversource has shown their support to grow junior golf in Connecticut,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We think all the participants will enjoy being able to feel what it is like to be a PGA TOUR player. In addition, participants will also learn about the importance of giving back by raising money for charities in their community.”
“This Eversource and PGA TOUR partnership provides an excellent opportunity for young golfers to earn the chance to play with the pros, and we’re proud to continue sponsoring this great experience,” said Steve Gilkey, Eversource Connecticut’s Vice President of Electric Field Operations. “We’re committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and supporting a program like this is a great way to give back to our customers and neighbors.”
Again this year, the Eversource PGA TOUR Player Experience for Junior Golfers will feature a rotation of three activities. In the first rotation, junior golfers will play four holes with a PGA TOUR professional on the Karl Krapek Family Learning Links at The First Tee of Connecticut Learning Facility. They will then receive a private tour of the official equipment vans on the PGA TOUR, which service the players’ equipment needs each week. Lastly, they can participate in a private clinic with a PGA TOUR professional where they will receive swing instruction. Following these activities, all participating junior golfers are invited to a private Q & A with a PGA TOUR player and a dinner reception for which they can each bring two guests.
Junior golfers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part in this experience. Junior golfers can participate in the PGA TOUR Experience by raising money for the Connecticut Section PGA Foundation or The First Tee of Connecticut through the Travelers Championship’s Birdies for Charity fundraising program. Junior Golfers may also submit a letter to Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube requesting entry into the experience. The deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Players selected to compete will be notified by Wednesday, June 17. For more information, please visit www.travelerschampionship.com/junior-golfer-tour-experience/.
The Eversource PGA TOUR Player Experience for Junior Golfers is one of the many special events throughout tournament week at the Travelers Championship. Tickets for the 2015 tournament are on sale now at TravelersChampionship.com. This year’s Travelers Championship field already includes top players such as Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan, and reigning champion Kevin Streelman. The Travelers Championship will be held June 22 – 28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
About the Travelers Championship
As the first PGA TOUR event of the season in the Northeast, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR and became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. The company has been doing business in the community for more than 150 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.
About the Eversource
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns and provides natural gas to 220,000 customers in 71 communities in Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit its website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCT) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceCT).