Travelers Championship - Appreciation for the Sacrifices
When we spotted the helicopter on a bluff just above the FanZone, between holes 1 and 18, we knew we were in the right place.
Ordinarily a military helicopter on a golf course might be disconcerting, but yesterday at at TPC River Highlands we weren't worried, because just beyond it was the Patriots' Outpost, a special hospitality venue for all active, reserve and retired Military Service Members and United States veterans.
The welcoming venue, presented by St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center includes complimentary food and drinks and is just one element of the Military Appreciation initiative at the Travelers Championship.
In addition, the tournament will offer free admission to all active, reserve and retired military service members and their dependents throughout the week, and $20 discounted tickets to all United States veterans and their dependents. 50% of each ticket sold will be donated to Birdies for the Brave, a PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. program that supports our country’s armed forces.
More information on Military Appreciation at the Travelers Championship is available on the tournament website.
Perhaps the tournament's most eloquent reminder of the sacrifices made by Men and Women Who Serve Our Country came during yesterday's ProAm, when three wounded warriors played in a foursome with 2008 Travelers Championship winner, Hunter Mahan. Jeff Jacobs tells the touching story in Courant.com
Military Appreciation at the Travelers Championship presented by St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
At The Travelers Championship, Wounded Soldiers Get Many Thanks