Travelers tournament donates $1.2M to charity - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Travelers tournament donates $1.2M to charity

Posted: Updated:
CROMWELL, CT (AP) -

Organizers of the Travelers Championship golf tournament in Connecticut say this past summer's event generated more than $1.2 million for charity.

The June PGA tournament donates 100 percent of its net proceeds.

Tournament Director Nathan Grube this week announced the tournament has distributed $1,253,000 to 180 charities throughout the region. That is the most given out since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007.

Tournament champion Ken Duke made a personal donation of $25,000.

Grube says it's the fifth straight year his organization has been able to give out more than $1 million.

One of the biggest beneficiaries is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses that was founded by actor Paul Newman.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Eyewitness News 3
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WFSB; Hartford, CT. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.