TRAVELERS CO'S : 2010 Travelers Championship Generates $1.1 Million for Charity
06/27/2010| 07:45pm US/Eastern
The 2010 Travelers
Championship will generate a record-breaking amount to charity as a
result of an additional commitment by Travelers (NYSE: TRV)
to raise the tournament's total 2010 charitable contribution to $1.1
million, an amount on par with the champion's $1.08 million winnings.
The announcement was made by Travelers Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Jay Fishman today during the final round of competition at the
The tournament contributes 100 percent of net proceeds to Connecticut
charities, primarily benefitting its two designated charities, The Hole
in the Wall Gang Camp, which serves children suffering from cancer and
other serious diseases, and the Greater Hartford Jaycees Foundation, a
leadership development and community service organization.
?The week has been a tremendous success, capped off by a terrific finish
by champion Bubba Watson,? said Fishman. ?This additional contribution
is a way for Travelers
to show our appreciation for the commitment and participation of the
players, fans, sponsors, volunteers and countless others that made the
The success of the 2010 Travelers Championship will allow more than 120
seriously ill children to have an extraordinary summer camp experience
at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. It will also enable the Jaycees to
help even more individuals in need throughout the community.
Additionally, the tournament offers fundraising programs that allow any
charity in the state to use the tournament to raise funds. In 2010, more
than 130 charitable organizations will benefit from the Travelers
Championship. Travelers and its employees annually participate in
Birdies for Charity, a program that collects pledges for every birdie
made during the Travelers Championship, to raise additional funds for
the tournament's designated charities.
?We look forward to another successful tournament in 2011,? concluded
Fishman. The 2011 Travelers Championship will be held June 20-26 at TPC
River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV)
is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto,
A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than
30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in
2009. The company provides support for charitable organizations in the
community through the Travelers Foundation and with corporate funding.
The company's community giving is focused on education, community
development and the arts. Travelers employees are consistently active in
community initiatives and perform thousands of hours in volunteer time
each year. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
Travelers Companies, Inc.
Jennifer Wislocki, 860-277-7458
Erin Haberman, 860-277-3617
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