CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — The Travelers Championship is thrilling for local golf fans, but it also raises a lot of money for local charities.
The event brings some of the best professional golfers in the world to Connecticut every summer. 100% of its net proceeds go to charity. More than 160 charities benefit from the tournament. That includes the primary beneficiary, the ALS Clinic at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.
“We had a mission. A mission to make all patients know we were there for them. We were fighting for them and to have them stay engaged. Being an ALS patient and trying to stay engaged is tough. Every movement is tough,” said honorary co-chair of the Travelers Championship, Brian Savo.
The Travelers Championship is played every year at the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell. Next year’s event will be held in June.