HARTFORD, Conn., July 14, 2016 – The Travelers Championship today announced that the 2016 Women’s Day Breakfast will feature renowned television journalist Cynthia McFadden and celebrity chef Ming Tsai. The eighth annual Travelers Championship Women’s Day will take place on Thursday, August 4, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, and will benefit tournament charities, including the ALS Clinic at the Hospital for Special Care.
The event will begin with a networking breakfast and interactive cooking demonstration, where Tsai will give tips for preparing some of his most popular dishes. McFadden will then share her life experiences and journey to success. In addition to the breakfast, all women attending the tournament on Women’s Day will be offered complimentary tours of the Golf Channel studio, preferred bleacher seating, a 10 percent discount at the official merchandise tent and a golf clinic at the tournament’s practice facility. Travelers is once again the presenting sponsor of Women’s Day. The Hartford Business Journal, Hartford HealthCare, Red Thread and Lux Bond & Green will serve as event partners, along with many more on-site sponsors.
“We host events like Women’s Day to help us engage the entire community and generate significant funds for charity,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “With Ming and Cynthia as our guests, we look forward to an enlightening and enjoyable experience for everyone in attendance.”
“Women’s Day has grown to be one of the most popular days during the tournament,” said Madelyn Lankton, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Travelers. “We’re pleased to support an event that appeals to an extended group of female fans and delivers an extraordinary experience that helps to reach the tournament’s charitable goals.”
Tickets for the Women’s Day Breakfast include general admission to the tournament and can be purchased for $85 at http://travelerschampionship.com/womens-day-presented-by-travelers/
Ming Tsai is a James Beard Award–winning chef and the owner of two Boston-area restaurants — Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon. Emmy Award winner and author, Tsai hosts the PBS show “Simply Ming” and has written five cookbooks, including his latest, “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen.” As part of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, he was invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to represent the U.S. with the American Chef Corps in 2012. The Chef Corps is a network of American chefs that participates with government programs that use food as a foundation for international diplomacy efforts. Tsai is a national spokesperson for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and worked with the Massachusetts Legislature to help write Bill S. 2701, which requires local restaurants to comply with food allergy awareness guidelines. He is president of the National Advisory Board for Family Reach, a charity that provides crucial financial assistance to families who have been affected by a child with cancer.
Cynthia McFadden is a renowned television journalist who is currently the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News and has served as co-anchor of “Nightline” and “Primetime” on ABC. McFadden is well known for conducting high-profile interviews with celebrities, including Amal Clooney, J.K. Rowling, Taylor Swift and First Lady Michelle Obama. McFadden also took an exclusive look inside the new Ku Klux Klan, covered the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and has reported two groundbreaking documentaries on the lives of children being raised by their grandparents (“Family Lost, Family Found,” June 2005; “The Outsiders,” February 2007). She has won numerous awards for her work, including the DuPont Award for her 9/11 reporting and the 1999–2000 Emmy for ABC’s millennium coverage.
The Travelers Championship will take place August 1–7 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, featuring some of the world’s top golfers, including defending champion Bubba Watson, 2007 champion Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and many others.
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. 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 and casualty insurance for home, auto 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 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 www.TravelersChampionship.com.