Travelers Championship receives large donation from three-time winner Watson

Published on Monday, 25 June 2018 21:28


HARTFORD - Bubba Watson isn’t quite done with the Travelers Championship.

On Monday, the tournament announced the three-time winner donated $200,000 to the Travelers in support of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The 2018 Travelers Championship has now generated $2 million for charity.

“Bubba’s generous donation is an example of how he has embraced our tournament and our region,” said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director in a statement. “We are extremely grateful to Bubba and everyone who has supported our mission to help nonprofit organizations like The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.”

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is the tournament’s primary beneficiary. The organization was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman and provides a camp experience for children facing serious illnesses. Three campers - Tyler Backus, Carly Demartino and Jeremy Brown - served as the honorary co-chairs this year, helping to raise awareness about the important role the camp plays in the lives of more than 20,000 children and family members each year.

“Bubba is a tremendous person with a huge heart and this unbelievable gesture is a demonstration of how much he cares about others,” Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Travelers, said in a statement. “On behalf of everyone at Travelers, I want to thank him and his family for their ongoing support of our goal of raising more money for charity.”

The Travelers Championship contributes 100 percent of its net proceeds to nonprofits throughout the region and this year’s funding will support approximately 130 worthy organizations. Connecticut’s PGA Tour event has generated more than $16 million for more than 700 local charities since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General Sports on Monday, 25 June 2018 21:28. Updated: Monday, 25 June 2018 21:31.