Tom Watson to horde cooking as partial of Travelers partnership with ALS clinic
February 15, 2016 - als
HARTFORD – This year, a primary customer of a The Travelers Championship contest will be a ALS Clinic during a Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.
Each year, HSC cares for some-more than 250 Connecticut residents with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS), a on-going commotion that affects a duty of nerves and muscle. Last August, Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman disclosed that he had been diagnosed with a disease.
The Travelers Championship is Aug. 4-7 during TPC River Highlands in Cromwell and any year donates 100 percent of a net deduction to internal charities, ancillary a different brew of some-more than 100 giveaway causes via a region, including The Hole in a Wall Gang Camp, a long-standing contest customer that provides medically supervised summer camps and programs giveaway of assign to children with critical illnesses and their families.
A fundraising cooking will also be hold on Friday, Aug 5, to support a Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research. The cooking will underline mythological golfer Tom Watson, award-winning sports columnist John Feinstein and Fishman. Feinstein and Watson founded a Bruce Edwards Foundation in respect of Watson’s longtime caddy and Wethersfield native, Bruce Edwards, who eventually mislaid his conflict with ALS.
“Bringing these dual organizations into a Travelers Championship family of munificent causes builds on a goal to be a height for nonprofit organizations in a Northeast,” pronounced Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube in a matter expelled by The Travelers Championship. “After all of a support that Jay Fishman and his family have given to a tournament, we are unapproachable to support him in his efforts to assistance others who have been diagnosed with ALS.”
“We demeanour brazen to stability a partnership with a Travelers Championship in 2016. The whole Travelers family has always been there for a Camp, and we extol Jay’s joining to urge a peculiarity of caring for ALS patients in Connecticut,” Jimmy Canton, CEO of The Hole in a Wall Gang Camp, pronounced in a statement.
HSC is a usually trickery in Connecticut that is partial of a ALS Association’s inhabitant network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and is approved by a Muscular Dystrophy Association for ALS care. It also runs one of a largest investigate and clinical hearing programs for ALS in New England.
“We have a extensive eventuality to assistance people and families confronting ALS, while stability to support so many other charities opposite a region,” pronounced Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Travelers Andy Bessette in a statement. “While Jay has been traffic with his possess health caring needs, he became wakeful of a good work HSC has been doing, and he wanted to assistance those patients. As a hometown association sponsoring a hometown contest that advantages hometown charities, we’re gratified to be celebrating a 10th anniversary of Travelers’ pretension sponsorship of Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event. This year, we wish to beget some-more income for charities than ever before with a support of a PGA TOUR, a players, a fans and a whole community.”
The Travelers Championship has generated some-more than $33 million for some-more than 500 nonprofit organizations opposite a segment given a eventuality began in 1952, and some-more than $10 million given Travelers became a pretension unite in 2007.
Tables during a Bruce Edwards Foundation Benefit Dinner can be purchased by contacting Tara Gerber during 860-502-6815 or by clicking here.