Sporting A Cause

Tag Archives: TPC River Highlands

Travelers Championship 2020 Without Spectators

The Travelers Championship 2020 will be held June 25–28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

The 2020 tournament, which will feature the top five players in the Official World Golf Ranking, 9 of the top 10, 15 of the top 20 and 10 past champions of the event.

The tournament Fans can watch all the action on Golf Channel (3–6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) and on CBS (3–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).

The nine players in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking include Rory McIlroy (No. 1), Jon Rahm (No. 2), Justin Thomas (No. 3), Brooks Koepka (No. 4), Dustin Johnson (No. 5), Patrick Reed (No. 6), Patrick Cantlay (No. 7), Webb Simpson (No. 9) and Xander Schauffele (No. 10). This year’s field of 156 players currently includes 109 who have won at least one PGA TOUR event, and 10 players who have won the tournament at TPC River Highlands: Defending champion Chez Reavie (2019), three-time winner Bubba Watson (2010, 2015 and 2018), Jordan Spieth (2017), Russell Knox (2016), Kevin Streelman (2014), Marc Leishman (2012), Stewart Cink (1997 and 2008), Hunter Mahan (2007), J.J. Henry (2006) and Phil Mickelson (2001 and 2002).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR has announced that the tournament will be a TV-only event, with no spectators permitted on-site. For more information, visit

The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the “Players Choice” award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100% of net proceeds to charities.

Complete details are available at

Here is a list of charities benefiting from the Travelers Championship:

Access Community Action Agency
Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Amy’s Angels Corporation
Animal Friends of Connecticut
Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc.
Beth El Center
Birdies for the Brave, PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.
Bogies for the Brave
Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders
Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation
Bunkers in Baghdad, Inc.
Capital City Education Alliance, Inc.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Colin’s Crew
Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc
Community Renewal Team, Inc.
COMPASS Youth Collaborative, Inc.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
Connecticut Humane Society
Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.
Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra
Covenant To Care for Children
Creative Living Community of CT
CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc.
CT Orthopedic Foundation
CT REALTORS ® Foundation
Disabled American Veterans Dept. of Connecticut
Donate Life Connecticut
East Berlin United Methodist Church
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
For All Ages, Inc.
Gifts of Love, Inc.
GIL Foundation, Inc.
Goodwill of Southern New England
Group of Citizens Boy Scouts of America Troop 26 Cromwell, CT
Harc, Inc.
Harmony on the Sound Chorus
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
Hartford Youth Scholars
Healing Meals Foundation Corporation
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.
Kado Pet Foundation
Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut – District C
Lions Low Vision of Fairfield & New Haven Counties, Inc.
Litchfield County Creating Hope
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
Malta House of Care Mobile Medical Clinic

Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH)
Middlesex Community College Foundation
Monkey’s Pack
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
National Federation of the Blind of CT
National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter
Nest Egg Foundation, Inc.
New Foundations, Inc.
New Horizons, Inc.
No Animal Left Unfed Inc.
Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW), Inc.
Northern Middlesex YMCA
OIC of New London County, Incorporated
Operation Fuel, Inc.
Our Companions Animal Rescue
Pathways, Inc
Playhouse on Park
Project Purple
Protectors of Animals, Inc.
Ray of Light Farm, Inc.
RMS Development
Ron Foley Foundation
Rotary Club of Cheshire
Saint Paul School
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport
Services for the Elderly of Farmington
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
Soldier On, Inc.
Sound of New England Chorus
Special Olympics Connecticut
Survivor Journeys
TANGO2 Research Foundation
The Caring Community of CT
The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, Inc.
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The First Tee of Connecticut
The Legacy Foundation of Hartford
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Salvation Army of Connecticut & Rhode Island
The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer
Therapeutic Research Foundation, Inc.
Tunxis Community College Foundation
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown, Inc.
West Hartford YMCA
Winterfest Hartford
YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc.
Young-Educated-Determined to Succeed
YWCA Hartford Region
18th Hole Stroll for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Posted in:

The Travelers Championship No-Brainer

The Travelers Championship is coming this June to Cromwell, Connecticut with just about the most impressive field of golfing talent outside of a major.

Now if you’ve never walked the fairways of TPC River Highlands and watched your favorite pro crush a 300 plus yard drive, then this is a bucket list must do. And if you have attended the Travelers before, then I already know you’re going back. It is amazing, right?

Now here’s the deal. If you are planning to go, please consider buying your tickets in an easy but particular way to both save a bunch of money and help a worthy local cause.

A general admission one-day ticket costs about $45. But if you purchase it online through the Travelers Championship “Chip in for Charity” program, it will only cost you $30. But also, Travelers will give another $15 per ticket to the Housatonic Valley Regional High School golf team, and they could really use it.

Let me state that again: Get a $45 ticket for $30 and trigger an additional $15 donation to a great bunch of high school kids.

If ever the term “no-brainer” applied, it’s here.

To make it easy for you to take advantage of this deal, follow these steps:


Click on “Purchase Tickets”

Click blue “Unlock” on the right side of the screen under “Ticket Options”

Enter code:  1STHOLE

Choose the number of tickets you want and click the green “Get Tickets” button to the right

You will then login to your Ticketmaster account or create a new one by clicking the blue “Sign Up”  (it’s easy, even I could do it).

On the next screen choose to add any parking passes to your order. If you have chosen to add parking, then select the green “Next” button.

Review your order by clicking “Order Details” and select the green “Next” button.

Enter your credit/debit card information and click the green “Place Order” button.

It’s that simple. Oh, and youngsters 15 years and under, members of military and veterans are admitted free. Just visit and scroll down to “Complimentary  Admission Programs”.

Til next time


Posted in: Uncategorized