Charities Benefit From Fans Return To Golf Tournament


HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – The Travelers Championship announced Tuesday that the June golf tournament, with a limited number of fans in attendance, raised more than $ 2.2 million for Connecticut charities.

That was up from the $ 1.6 million raised in 2020 when Cromwell’s tournament was the third post-quarantine event on the PGA Tour and took place without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was also more than the $ 2.1 million raised during the 2019 tournament.

A little less than 10,000 spectators per day were allowed in this month of June.

The PGA event, which donates all of its net income, will donate money to more than 125 local charities this year, officials said.

This year’s primary beneficiary was The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for Critically Ill Children, which is rebuilding part of its Ashford, Connecticut campus after a fire destroyed its main program complex in February.

“This summer’s tournament was great in so many ways – we had a number of our enthusiastic fans once again, we had a fantastic squad of players with many of the biggest names in the sport and there was a historic playoff,” said Andy Bessette, Chef of Travelers. Administrative agent. “To top it off, we have reached over $ 2 million for charity. “

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