CROMWELL, CT - June 15, 2015 - For the second straight year, GreatBlue Research held its charity golf invitational at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT just 1 week before the course welcomed PGA Tour golfers – including tour player Mark Wilson whom GreatBlue sponsors - and fans for the Traveler’s Championship. Benefiting the Connecticut chapter of Make-A-Wish and The First Tee of Connecticut, all the profits of the day went directly to the charities.
While the weather was a topic of conversation leading up to the shotgun start, once Wish Kid [Adam Greenly] showed up ready to play, the atmosphere quickly shifted to one of gratitude and excitement. Not long after that, Mother Nature did her part and golfers hit the course.
“The tournament’s venue, timing, and cause always brings people out to support the charities and to play a great course set up for a national PGA tour event,” stated Michael Vigeant GreatBlue’s CEO. “Without the generosity of our more than 30 sponsors and 116 golfers, none of this could be possible,” continued Vigeant.
Primary corporate sponsors:
Connecticut Water Company (http://www.ctwater.com/)
Nicola Yester & Co. (http://www.nicola-yester.com/)
Citizens Bank (https://www.citizensbank.com/)
IGX Global (http://www.igxglobal.com/)
LAZ Parking (https://www.lazparking.com/)
Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
About The First Tee
The First Tee of Connecticut works to impact, influence, and inspire young people across the state in a fun, activity-based setting through its Life Skills Curriculum and the game of golf. Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
TPC River Highlands’ championship golf course hosts the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, the largest professional sports event in Connecticut. A private club, TPC River Highlands members can enjoy an array of amenities and the personalized service and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA Tour’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.
About GreatBlue Research
GreatBlue provides reliable, actionable research and analytics to help organizations identify, address, and improve their offerings to key constituents. With more than 35 years of experience in diverse markets, GreatBlue effectively harnesses this knowledge to correlate general attitudes and perceptions with the behavioral trends seen within our clients’ studied populations.
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