HARTFORD - Bubba Watson isnâ€™t quite done with the Travelers Championship.
On Monday, the tournament announced the three-time winner donated $200,000 to the Travelers in support of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The 2018 Travelers Championship has now generated $2 million for charity.
â€śBubbaâ€™s generous donation is an example of how he has embraced our tournament and our region,â€ť said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director in a statement. â€śWe are extremely grateful to Bubba and everyone who has supported our mission to help nonprofit organizations like The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.â€ť
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is the tournamentâ€™s primary beneficiary. The organization was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman and provides a camp experience for children facing serious illnesses. Three campers - Tyler Backus, Carly Demartino and Jeremy Brown - served as the honorary co-chairs this year, helping to raise awareness about the important role the camp plays in the lives of more than 20,000 children and family members each year.
â€śBubba is a tremendous person with a huge heart and this unbelievable gesture is a demonstration of how much he cares about others,â€ť Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Travelers, said in a statement. â€śOn behalf of everyone at Travelers, I want to thank him and his family for their ongoing support of our goal of raising more money for charity.â€ť
The Travelers Championship contributes 100 percent of its net proceeds to nonprofits throughout the region and this yearâ€™s funding will support approximately 130 worthy organizations. Connecticutâ€™s PGA Tour event has generated more than $16 million for more than 700 local charities since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007.