Connecticut charities are expected to be the big winner of this week's Travelers Championship golf tournament.
The top golfer will take home more than $1.1 million. More than 140 charities are expected to share more than $1.6 million.
Travelers says that since it took over as the title sponsor in 2007, the tournament, which operates as a nonprofit, has generated more than $8 million to assist more than 500 local and regional charities.
One of those is a charity walk around the golf course sponsored by 19-year-old Brittany Vose of Cromwell, who lost her father to pancreatic cancer when she was 5.
This is the seventh year the tournament will sponsor her "18-hole stroll" before Sunday's final round. The first six have raised more than $163,000. Vose has been named one of four honorary co-chairs of this year's tournament.
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