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From the Fringe: Travelers Championship Generates More Than $1.5 Million for Charity

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:02 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:00

altHARTFORD, Connecticut — Travelers announced that the 2015 Travelers Championship generated more than $1.5 million for charity. The Travelers Championship provides 100 percent of its net proceeds to non-profit organizations throughout New England, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp and year-round center that serves children and families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.



From the Fringe: Bob Weeks Joins TSN on Full-Time Basis

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:59 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:57

Bob WeeksTORONTO, Ontario (Golf Canada with from TSN and SCOREGolf) — TSN announced that acclaimed golf and curling journalist Bob Weeks has signed an agreement to work with the network on a permanent full-time basis.

Starting today, Weeks will contribute regularly as a senior reporter and analyst for TSN’s slate of championship golf and curling events, which includes all four of golf’s Majors as well curling’s Season of Champions events.



DeLaet Foundation’s ‘Graham Slam’ Charity Event Set for Thursday, July 9

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:48 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:44

Graham and Ruby DeLaet FoundationThe second annual ‘Graham Slam’ is returning to Saskatoon on July 9, 2015.

“It’s exciting to first of all get back to Saskatchewan and see some old friends and family,” says Graham DeLaet, the star attraction of the event.



#GolfCanadagolf Campaign Unites Canadians’ Passion for Golf

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:18 Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:12

Golf Canada(Dan Pino/Golf Canada) With nearly 5.7 million Canadian golfers and 60 million golf rounds played annually, it’s no surprise golf is the number one participation sport in the country and the anchor for a newly launched initiative at to herald the love of the game.

Earlier this spring, a collection of golf industry leaders gathered to create the Golf Canada Golf campaign to invite Canadians to share their stories and show their support for Canadian golf. This upcoming Canada Day holiday, golfers from all points far and wide in Canada are encouraged to add their nostalgic story about the great game of golf with a special incentive; the most compelling submissions have the chance to be profiled during the upcoming RBC Canadian Open.



Graham DeLaet Wins $10K for Charity from Travelers at The Umbrella at 15 ½ Challenge

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:11 Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:07

Graham DeLaetCROMWELL, Connecticut (PGA TOUR Charities) — Twenty-two of 88 players participating in a rain-shortened practice round for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands landed a ball on The Umbrella at 15 ½, the 40-foot wide, 15-foot long floating green shaped in the form of the Travelers red umbrella logo. It was all part of the sixth annual 15 ½ Charity Challenge presented by Travelers.



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