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2013 Travelers Championship

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Hear from Laurie Perez about some of the other things the Travelers Championship does outside of the realm of golf, including honoring women and giving back to local charities.

Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $30 million for charity and in 2012, the Travelers Championship generated $1.154 million for more than 100 charities throughout the region.

The tournament has always been about giving back to the community, since it was founded by the Greater Hartford Jaycees as the Insurance City in 1952.

To learn more about the tournament and all of the different groups that benefit from the money raised there, including the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, visit http://www.travelerschampionship.com.

First round action at the Travelers Championship starts today and PGA Tour professionals started teeing off at 7:00 a.m. Fox CT`s Tim Lammers is in Cromwell with the latest from the TPC River Highlands.

The Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of its net profits to a number of charities, including the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Tim Lammers talks all about the camp.

The camp is located in northeastern Connecticut. It was founded by Paul Newman in 1988, and named for the secret, outlaw hiding-place from his film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has been serving seriously ill children for over twenty years. The camp helps children diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia and other serious and life-threatening conditions enjoy a fun-filled, summer experience. Activities include everything from archery to horseback riding. All of the activities are designed to include every child. The camp has a special zero-entry pool, which allows all campers to enter, regardless of any mobility challenges they may have. And a special warming room called the “French fryer” allows children with sickle cell anemia to enjoy swimming. In addition, a tree house, mini golf course and multiple trails have all been designed to be wheelchair-accessible.

For more information on the camp, visit the website: www.holeinthewallgang.org.

The Travelers Championship hosted a pair of celebrity pro-ams Thursday…one on the big course and one on the small course – a miniature course in fact.

The inaugural Northstar Wealth Partners Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament featured movie star Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin was part of a threesome representing the Hole In The Wall Gang.  His playing partners were campers Bailey and Cameron Merritt.

The brothers thought it was awesome playing with a famous person like Baldwin, but when asked if he ever saw one of Baldwin’s movies, young Cameron said he only knew him from the Discover credit card commercials.

“Did you say Discover? No, it’s Capitol One!” Baldwin, in disbelief, corrected Cameron.

The winning team received a $5000 donation for its chosen charity.

Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad played at the Celebrity Pro-Am Wednesday. He also shared his thoughts on game 6 of the NBA Championship.

Justin Rose talks about the atmosphere at the Traveler’s Championship and shares his take on the TPC River Highlands golf course.

Justin Rose talks about winning the US Open on Fathers Day and what it meant to his family.

Alec Baldwin talks about the golf conditions Wednesday on the mini golf course at the Traveler’s Championship.

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06/19/13

Geno Auriemma Talks Travelers

UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma was part of the 2013 Celebrity Pro-Am at the Traveler’s Championship. The coach sat down with Fox CT’s Tim Lammers Wednesday morning to talk about golf, the Traveler’s Championship, and more.

In late 2009, D.J. Gregory formed the Walking For Kids Foundation which allows PGA TOUR Professionals and sports fans the opportunity to support several children’s charities. He talks with Fox CT’s Tim Lammers at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell.

There are numerous ways WFKF raises money each year. Throughout the PGA TOUR season, players pick a tournament they are participating in and pledge money for each eagle and birdie they make that week. D.J. also holds a golf tournament each year where golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to play with PGA TOUR players, celebrities, and with D.J. himself. The WFKF also receives numerous donations from people through the country who are inspired by D.J. and want to participate in his mission to help children.

Below is some information about the Walking For Kids Foundation from the group’s website. To learn more, visit http://www.walkingforkids.org.

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