Kelser and the Travelers Championship Recap
Kelser has returned to TPC River Highlands in Cromwell for the 21st consecutive year as a proud sponsor of the Travelers Championship. With a Skybox on the green of the picturesque 17th hole, Kelser has become a familiar name at the event. Even with the extreme heat throughout the week, the Kelser Skybox was filled with partners, clients, friends, and new acquaintances. The tournament week, while exciting for all involved, is a great time to reflect on all the good the event does for our community.
Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $29 million for charity. In 2011, the Travelers Championship generated $1.035 million for more than 100 charities throughout the region such as the Connecticut Food Bank, Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut, and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
This year, Kelser hosted a breakfast seminar series on the Wednesday and Friday of tournament week. The event was filled with new technology announcements from our Platinum and Gold partners Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Attendees enjoyed a complimentary breakfast followed by presentations from Kelser, HP and Intel. Then it was off to the Travelers Championship with each participant receiving two complementary tickets to the Kelser Skybox to enjoy a day of golf and hospitality.
In addition to hosting the skybox, Kelser provides 24/7 IT support to the Travelers Championship. Providing IT infrastructure and engineering support services is a vital part of the activities of the event. Andrew Tyler, Kelser Senior Technical Consultant said, “Although the week is very busy for us with round the clock support responsibilities, the opportunity to work with the outstanding tournament staff in support of our community is well worth it.” The Nationally televised PGA tour event is Connecticut’s largest sports attraction, and Kelser is always proud to be involved.