What makes the Travelers Championship so special and important is its true purpose - helping to support charities throughout our community. The tournament's mission of giving back has had a direct impact on more than hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which serves children and families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. The Travelers Championship is proud to be a PGA TOUR event, which donates 100% of net proceeds each year to nonprofit organizations throughout New England. In 2015, the Travelers Championship generated $1.565 million for more than 140 charities throughout the region. The tournament has contributed more than $33 million to the local community since its inception in 1952.
Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, enables children with cancer and other serious illnesses to enjoy a camping experience of the highest quality. All of the Camp's services are offered free of charge to the campers. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp serves more than 5,000 children each year.
"This collaboration with the Travelers Championship gives The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp another vehicle to get the word out and serve even more seriously ill children," said Jimmy Canton, Executive Director of the Camp.
Each year, Hole in the Wall Gang campers sheer the joy of a camping experience that seamlessly incorporates round-the-clock medical care by doctors and nurses. At the Camp, these seriously ill youngsters enjoy horseback riding, boating, swimming, fishing, crafts, archery, sports and recreation, discovering in the process that they can do more than they ever thought possible. Through the rest of the year, the Camp hosts reunions, family weekends, parents programs and an outreach program to seriously ill children in hospitals around the northeast. The cost of sending one child to Camp is $2,500.
In 2014, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was named PGA TOUR Charity of the Year. The award comes with a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to help The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provide this unique healing experience to kids coping with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other serious illnesses, including those children who may not be able to come to Camp.
For more information about The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, visit www.holeinthewallgang.org.
Nonprofit organizations can utilize the tournament to raise funds through a pledge-based program (Birdies for Charity), a ticket-discount program (Chip In for Charity) or by hosting a special event to benefit their charitable mission. For more information, please contact Katie McMorrow at email@example.com or (860) 502-6814.