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Fan, caddies and players applaud efforts of volunteers at Travelers Championship

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Thousands of people volunteer their time to help with the Travelers Championship this year.

There were about 4,000 people expected to help make golfers and fans happy.

The fan zone was one of many places at the TPC River Highlands where families could take a break, play games, get free stuff and eat lots of different foods. These activities are all possible because of the volunteers.

"We got a ride over from one of the volunteers, so we appreciate that,” Rick Cuff, of Southington, said.

The course is quite big and walking it can get pretty tiring, especially if you are carrying a heavy golf bag. Corby Segal is a caddie for tournament player Tom Hoge.

"This is a great event, they take very good care of us here over the years,” Segal said. “I've been here 13 years I think. So this is one of the favorite stops of the year."

Thousands of volunteers, who come from all over, to see great golfers and be a part of something fun. Some high school students were getting credit for community service and they were learning how to serve food to hundreds of people all day long.

"It's going pretty well,” Grace Higgins, of Middlefield, said. “We have a system going in there, so everything is getting done."

"It's great. It's awesome. You get to make a lot of new friends,” Matt Berry, of Middletown, said. “It's fun plus you get service hours for school."

Travelers appreciates the volunteers. In fact, there is a big party at the TPC River Highlands on Saturday night just for them.

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