ebm-papst continues as a Founding Partner at the Travelers Championship to benefit regional charities in 2016

ebm-papst is proud to announce its attendance again this year as a founding partner at the Travelers Championship, a PGA TOUR event for the 10th consecutive year. Starting in 1996, ebm-papst first initiated involvement with the tournament as a Blue Sponsor. In our growth as a company and tournament sponsor, ebm-papst has given back to community.

Annually, the Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of all proceeds to numerous regional charities. In 2015, records were set when $1.565 million was raised for over 140 different charities.

Speaking on the Travelers Championship is Mark Shiring, President & CEO of ebm-papst Inc., “We greatly value our partnership with the Travelers Championship. The tournament is great for those involved, the fans and spectators, and most importantly, the local community. The tournament contributes to our local charities and ebm-papst is proud to be part of it.”

Taking place from August 1st – 7th, at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell Connecticut - The Travelers Championship is an event you will not want to miss. For more information on the tournament, please visit www.TravelersChampionship.com and for information on the involved tournament charities, please visit: http://travelerschampionship.com/tournament-charities/

Additional Tournament information:

Player Field: 156 players

Format: 72 hole stroke play

Purse: $6.6 million

Winner’s Share: $1.188 million

FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Defending Champion: Bubba Watson ( Click here for Bubba’s PGA TOUR Bio)

Recent Champions: Kevin Streelman (2014), Ken Duke (2013), Marc Leishman (2012), Freddie Jacobson (2011), Bubba Watson (2010), Kenny Perry (2009),Stewart Cink (2008, 1997), Hunter Mahan (2007), J.J. Henry (2006), Brad Faxon (2005), Woody Austin (2004), Peter Jacobsen (2003), Phil Mickelson (2001 & 2002)

Course: TPC River Highlands, a par 70, 6,841 yard course in Cromwell, Connecticut, 10 miles south of Hartford. The course is a well-balanced golf test with a mixture of long and short holes. The most notable stretch is Nos. 15-17 which play around a four-acre lake. When you include the home hole, the four-hole collection is, according to Stewart Cink, “four of the most exciting finishing holes in a group anywhere in the world.”

Tickets: PRACTICE / PRO-AM ROUND ticket – valid any one day, Monday through Wednesday.

COMPETITION ROUND ticket – valid any one day, Thursday through Sunday.

Children 15 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Senior discount is available for patrons 60 years of age and older.

Television: TV times for the 2016 Travelers Championship are TBD.

Charities: The Travelers Championship is proud to participate in the PGA TOUR Tradition of Giving Back. Since its inception in 1952, Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event has donated more than $33 million to charities in the surrounding community.

Volunteers: Volunteering is a fun, interesting way to be part of the Travelers Championship. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, from gallery control to concessions. Click here for details.

Nonprofit Organization: The Greater Hartford Community Foundation, Inc. was formed on October 21, 2005 as a nonprofit organization to promote community based fundraising activities and events, including sporting, cultural, educational and other charitable fundraising activities and events. The Foundation’s mission is to be a world class PGA TOUR event that maximizes giving to charity while benefitting the community. The Foundation’s primary fundraising activity is the Travelers Championship, Connecticut’s annual PGA TOUR golf tournament. The net proceeds realized by the tournament and other such activities and events are for the benefit of the citizens, social welfare organizations and other institutions of the community. For the full list of Board of Directors, please click here.

2016 Tournament Charities Include:

Achilles International Connecticut Chapter


AIDS Connecticut

Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter

American Cancer Society

American Red Cross

American School for the Deaf

Ann’s Place

Ascend Mentoring

Autism Speaks

Bakerville Library Association, Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW CT

Billings Forge Community Works

Birdies for the Brave, PGA Tour Charities, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Connecticut

Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

Braveminds aka Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services

Bridgeport Field of Dreams Foundation

Business Industry Foundation of Middlesex County

Capital City Education Alliance, Inc.

Capital Workforce Partners

Channel 3 Kids Camp

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford

Center for Children’s Advocacy

Cherish the Children Foundation

Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut

Children’s Law Center of Connecticut

Christian Community Action

Coastline Show Chorus

Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.

Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.

Community Partners in Action

Community Renewal Team, Inc.

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education

Connecticut Children’s Alliance

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

Connecticut Council for Education Reform

Connecticut Family Support Network, Inc.

Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach

Connecticut Humane Society

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc.

Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation

Covenant Shelter of New London

Covenant To Care for Children

Creative Living Community of CT

CT Association of REALTORS® Foundation, Inc.

CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc.

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

CT Police Foundation

CT Section PGA Golf Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Disabled American Veterans Dept of Connecticut

East Berlin United Methodist Church

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries

Family Intervention Center


Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.

First Night Hartford


Grace Academy

GIL Foundation, Inc.

Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

Harmony on the Sound Chorus

Hartford Youth Scholars

Hartford’s Camp Courant

Hope After Loss, Inc.

Hospital for Special Care

House of Bread

Housing Education Resource Center (HERC)

IEA: A School Built on Love

Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation

J-Art at the Springfield JCC

Journey Found, Inc.

Journey Home

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.

Justice Resource Institute

Kenway’s Cause

Kevin Pollock Memorial Scholarship

Key Human Services, Inc.

Keystone House, Inc.

Kinsella Arts Incorporated

Kuhn Employment Opportunities

Lions Low Vision 23B

Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

Little Sisters of the Poor

Lustgarten Foundation

M.J. Petretto Foundation


Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Mandell Jewish Community Center

MARC Community Resources

Marrakech, Inc.

Marine Corps Scholarship CT Golf Tournament

Max Cares Foundation


Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement

Montessori School of Greater Hartford

Mystic Aquarium

NAMI Connecticut

National Federation of the Blind

National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter

Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

New Foundations, Inc.

New Seasons, Inc.

Pathways to Technology and Design

Operation Shower

Pets on Wheels of Connecticut

Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.

Residential Management Services

Ron Foley Foundation

Ryan Woods Autism Foundation

Saint Brigid School – West Hartford

Saint Francis Foundation

Saint Mary School

Samaritan’s Purse

Sandy Hook Promise Foundation

Seabird Enterprises, Inc.

Senior Resources – Agency on Aging

Services for the Elderly of Farmington

Shubert Theatre

Sound of New England Chorus

South Windsor Car Safety Seat Program

Special Olympics Connecticut

St. Luke’s Community Services – The Community Follows the Patriot

Stonington Community Center, Inc.

Survivors of Homicide, Inc.

Tabor House

Tait’s Every Animal Matters – TEAM Mobile Feline Unit

The ALS Association CT Chapter

The Arc of Southington

The Caring Community of CT

The First Tee of Connecticut

The Glenn Hansen Orchestra, Inc.

The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

The Legacy Foundation of Hartford

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Michael Bolton Charities

The Miracle League of CT

The New Children’s Museum

The Open Hearth Association

The Recovery Club, Inc.

The Rob Branham Foundation

The Susie Foundation

The Village for Families & Children

Therapeutic Research Foundation, Inc.

Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG)

Tunxis Community College Foundation

U.S. Pain Foundation

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club

Umbrella Club

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford

Vernon Community Arts Center dba Arts Center East

Voices of Hope, subset of JFACT Fund, Inc.

Wallingford Family YMCA

Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown Program

Welcome To My World Autism

Women’s Center of Greater Danbury

World Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.

Kyle Wills
E-Mail: kyle.wills@us.ebmpapst.com