2013 Travelers Championship Generates $1.2 Million for Charity
Amount generated for charity is the most since Travelers became title sponsor
HARTFORD, Conn. -- June 28, 2013
Today Travelers, the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA
TOUR, announced that the 2013 Travelers Championship has generated the most
for charity since the company became the title sponsor. The tournament will
generate more than $1.2 million this year as a result of support from the
local community, golf fans from around the region and other sponsors.
The Travelers Championship contributes 100 percent of net proceeds to more
than 100 local charities across New England including The Hole in the Wall
Gang Camp, an organization that provides a summer camp experience to children
suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses.
“Last week was a tremendous success,” said Jay Fishman, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc. “We had great weather,
exciting golf, and we were able to generate a substantial amount for charities
in the region. It is with the incredible support from the players, sponsors
and the fans that we are able to provide so much to the community.”
During the closing ceremony, 2013 Travelers Championship winner Ken Duke
announced that he would donate $25,000 of his winnings to the tournament’s
The Travelers Championship offers fundraising programs that allow for
charities to utilize the tournament to raise funds. Additionally, Travelers
and its employees annually participate in Birdies for Charity, a program that
collects pledges for every birdie made during the Travelers Championship, to
raise additional funds for the tournament's charities.
Fishman added, “We would like to especially thank Tournament Director Nathan
Grube and his staff for doing such an exceptional job. We look forward to next
year’s tournament and the opportunity to further expand how it touches the
The 2014 Travelers Championship will be held June 16 - 22 at TPC River
Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property
casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company’s diverse business
lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily
through independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones
Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and operations in
the United States and selected international markets. The company generated
revenues of approximately $26 billion in 2012. For more information, visit
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Matt Bordonaro, 860-277-7014
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