Golf tournament raises $1.5 million for charity

Fans pack the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell for the Travelers Championship (Image: travelerschampionship.com)

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Travelers says the just concluded Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell generated more than $1.5 million for charity.

The tournament provides 100 percent of its net proceeds to non-profit organizations throughout New England. The cornerstone charity is the The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

But, more than 140 charities will see some type of windfall from the tournament.

The Travelers Championship has generated more than $9 million for over 500 charities since Travelers became the title sponsor in 2007.

Bubba Watson won the tournament on Sunday in a playoff with Paul Casey. Watson also won the Travelers in 2010.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s