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'Operation Shower' honors 40 military moms at Travelers Championship

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Rosie Pope talks to a crowd at Birdies and Bogeys, a military baby shower, about her experience as a mom and entrepreneur! (WFSB) Rosie Pope talks to a crowd at Birdies and Bogeys, a military baby shower, about her experience as a mom and entrepreneur! (WFSB)
CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) -

The Travelers Championship is teeing off this week in Cromwell.

As excitement builds for the first players to tee off on Wednesday, there are plenty of other events happening this week ahead of the tournament.

On Tuesday at the TPC River Highlands, it was all about some very special women.

The non-profit Operation Shower held a baby shower, Birdies and Bogeys, for 40 military moms.

It began at 11 a.m. and was hosted by celebrity entrepreneur Rosie Pope, who is a mother of four.

"This is amazing," said Alicia Winn, who said she didn't expect what she got at the shower on Tuesday.

Winn is on active duty in the Navy. She's stationed in Groton and is due with her first child next month.

The most thoughtful gifts may have been the handmade ones.

Volunteer Lynn Veith made quilts for every mom who was there on Tuesday.

"I've already started on next years quilts. It takes me a year because I work full time and I have a quilting business so I have two full-time jobs," Veith said.

Moms walked away with everything, from baby clothes to diapers to high chairs.

Operation Shower said this is a way to thank the families for their sacrifice.

"What you all do is extremely special and today is about how appreciative of you...what you do for the country... It's the least we can do," said Jim Furyk, who is a professional golfer. 

Stay with Channel 3 on air and on the app all week for highlights of the Travelers Championship.

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