Travelers today announced that the 2014 Travelers Championship generated
in excess of $1.3 million for charity. Great weather and a player field
that included some of the best golfers in the world drew large crowds
and engagement from the entire community. The week-long event delivered
record-breaking support for non-profit organizations across New England,
such as The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, an organization that provides a
summer camp experience for children suffering from serious illnesses.
"I want to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 Travelers
Championship an overwhelming success," said Jay Fishman, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer for Travelers. "As a hometown company, we are
proud to be part of an event that has a tremendous impact on the local
economy and benefits so many charities across the region."
The tournament provides 100 percent of its net proceeds to charity and
offers programs that allow charities to use the tournament to raise
funds. In addition to the more than 1,200 Travelers employees who
volunteer at the event, the company's employees participate each year in
Birdies for Charity, a program that collects pledges for every birdie
made durin the Travelers Championship to raise additional funds for the
Fishman added, "Tournament Director Nathan Grube and his entire staff
worked tirelessly and did an exceptional job this week to put on a
world-class golf event. The competition was outstanding, and Kevin
Streelman is a great champion. We look forward to another exciting
tournament next year and the opportunity to continue giving back to the
The 2015 Travelers Championship will be held June 22 - 28 at TPC River
Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV)
is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto,
A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has
approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately
$26 billion in 2013. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
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