HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) today announced that the 2017 Travelers Championship generated more than $1.6 million for charity. The tournament provides 100 percent of its net proceeds to nonprofits throughout New England and will help support more than 160 worthy organizations this year, including the primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides a camp experience for children facing serious illnesses.
“Giving back will always be the most important part of the Travelers Championship, and we couldn’t be more proud of what the tournament does for so many important charities and the local economy,” said Alan Schnitzer, Chief Executive Officer of Travelers. “It was another great week of world-class golf, with the largest crowds the tournament has experienced in the past decade. Congratulations to Jordan Spieth for his impressive win against our best field yet. We want to thank all the fans, volunteers, sponsors and players for making this such an outstanding event for the whole community.”
The Travelers Championship has generated more than $14.5 million for more than 600 local charities since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007.
A number of events throughout the week also helped contribute to the tournament’s charitable efforts, such as the Liberty Bank Concert Series, with shows from Gin Blossoms and Drake White & The Big Fire. The sold-out Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday was headlined by entrepreneur Tory Burch and chef, author and TV personality Andrew Zimmern. The Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am featured Broadway star Christopher Jackson of “Hamilton” fame, actor/comedian Kevin Nealon, ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, 10-time NBA All-Star Ray Allen and actor Dane DeHaan, among others.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and the Hospital for Special Care (HSC) were Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s tournament. HSC is the only facility in Connecticut that is part of the ALS Association’s national network for Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence.
The tournament will also be making a donation to the Jay S. Fishman Fund at the Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research. The fund was established in memory of Jay Fishman, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $28 billion in 2016. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.