By Myrlia Purcell on
Luke Wilson, Steve Guttenberg, Aidan Quinn and James Naughton are signed up to play in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am, proceeds of which go the The Hole in the Wall Gang and the Greater Hartford Jaycees.
The Travelers Championship, formerly the Greater Hartford Open, is the sole fundraiser of the Greater Hartford Jaycees. The charity is a leadership development and community service organization, made up of men and women aged 21-40. Over the last 55 years, they have raised over $23 million for charity. Proceeds from the tournament will help the Jaycees to support the community in a variety of ways, ranging from delivering Thanksgiving baskets to families in need to facilitating leadership programs in local high schools to distributing grants and scholarships.
The Hole in the Wall Gang charity was started by Paul Newman to offer children with serious illnesses and life threatening conditions a place to forget about their problems. More than 100,000 seriously ill children from 34 states and 31 countries have attended their Camps free of charge. Tony Award-winner James Naughton is a member of the charity’s Board of Directors.
Tournament director Nathan Grube said in a statement. “The Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am is a must see event of the Travelers Championship. A primary goal of the Travelers Championship is to raise funds and awareness for our designated charities, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and the Greater Hartford Jaycees. We are appreciative of these stars who share their time and talents to support the tournament’s charitable efforts.”
The Celebrity Pro-Am takes place on June 18th at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. Tee times will be from 6:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 11:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Tickets are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com
, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, ranging from Ticket Sellers to Caddies, visit the Greater Hartford Jaycees website.
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