The Travelers and Travelers Championship announced a couple weeks ago that they would jointly match all donations, up to $1 million, made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp after a devastating fire caused severe damage to their facilities.
This was welcome but not unexpected news. The Travelers Championship has been a long-time supporter of the Camp which provides camping experiences for 20,000 children with serious health issues every year. The Camp was founded by the late actor/philanthropist Paul Newman.
What many may not know however is that the Travelers Championships supports more than just-high profile charities. Much of the $1.6 million raised at last year’s Tournament came from the Birdies for Charity program which benefited well over a hundred area charities, both large and small. In our neck of the woods the Northwest CT Habitat for Humanity and the HVRHS Golf Team have both received support in recent years.
So here is what you can do for your favorite charity. Encourage them to sign up for Birdies for Charity (any charity in Connecticut or the Northeast is eligible ) and take advantage of the Travelers program as long as it is a 501c3 registered non-profit.
Once enrolled, your charity can gains access to the Travelers’ national fundraising platform to tell their story and use the program’s turnkey administration. Then Travelers will donate an extra 15% of whatever money your cause raises!
Although the Travelers Championship won’t be until June 21 – 27 this year now would be a good time to get involved. You can access the information here: https://travelerschampionship.com/birdies-for-charity/.
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 travelerschampionship.com/tickets and scroll down to “Complimentary Admission Programs”.
Til next time