‘INSIDE EDITION’ HOST DEBORAH NORVILLE, UCONN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STAR PAIGE BUECKERS AND CBS BROADCASTER AMANDA RENNER FEATURED AT 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFASTadmin
HARTFORD, Conn., June 13, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced details for this year’s Women’s Day, which will take place Thursday, June 23. The day includes a networking breakfast that will be hosted on the Travelers campus in Hartford. It will feature “Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville, as well as University of Connecticut women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers, who will be interviewed by well-known CBS Sports broadcaster Amanda Renner. Proceeds from the event will benefit tournament charities, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which serves children with serious illnesses.
“The Women’s Day breakfast is one of our most anticipated events of tournament week,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We’re honored to be joined by Deborah Norville, who will share her vast experiences from the decades she’s spent on television. We’re also thrilled to have Paige Bueckers talk about her journey as a college basketball star in a can’t-miss interview with one of the best broadcasters from CBS, Amanda Renner.”
Women who attend the breakfast will receive a complimentary ticket to Thursday’s competition round at the Travelers Championship. All women attending the tournament on Women’s Day will receive a 10% discount on purchases in the official merchandise shop.
Travelers is once again the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Day Breakfast. ConnectiCare will serve as the supporting sponsor, and Hartford HealthCare and Red Thread/Steelcase will return as event partners.
“We started the Women’s Day tradition almost 15 years ago to encourage more women to get involved in golf,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Since that time, we’ve hosted thousands of women and raised a significant amount of money for charity. We’re looking forward to adding Deborah, Paige and Amanda to the roster of incredible guests who have been part of Women’s Day at the Travelers Championship.”
Tickets for the Women’s Day Breakfast include general admission to the tournament on Thursday, June 23, and typically sell out quickly. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at TravelersChampionship.com and will be limited to two per person.
Deborah Norville is a two-time Emmy® Award winner, a member of the Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame and the longest-serving anchor on American television. She joined “Inside Edition” in 1995 from CBS News, where she was an anchor and correspondent. Norville is also the former co-host of NBC’s “Today” and anchor of “NBC News at Sunrise.” She has also hosted the prime-time “Deborah Norville Tonight” on MSNBC and the national “Deborah Norville Show” on the ABC Talk Radio Network. In addition to her successful career in broadcasting, Norville is The New York Times bestselling author of “Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You”; a contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series; and the author of several self-help books, two bestselling children’s books and a number of books featuring knit and crochet patterns.
Paige Bueckers recently completed her sophomore season with the UConn women’s basketball team, leading the Huskies to the national championship game. As a freshman, Bueckers was named national player of the year by a number of organizations, winning the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy. She was also named first team All American, as well as Big East Conference Player of the Year.
Amanda Renner is a star broadcaster at CBS Sports, leading coverage across both golf and NFL football. She joined the team in 2017 and has had a lead role in all of CBS’ coverage including the Masters. In 2019 she became CBS’ first-ever social media correspondent for Super Bowl LIII. Amanda worked as a reporter for the PGA Tour for five years before joining CBS. Based in San Diego, Amanda is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys traveling whenever possible. She is also the founder of Puppies & Golf, a charitable organization benefiting K9s for Warriors.
The Travelers Championship will take place June 22-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, featuring many of the world’s best golfers, led by Scottie Scheffler, winner of the Masters Tournament and the No. 1-ranked player in the world. The field also includes PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and defending Travelers Championship winner Harris English, among others.
For tournament updates, 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. The tournament 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.