On June 19th at the Travelers Championship, 280 young professionals came to Tee it Up for Charity to raise money for The First Tee of Connecticut
and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine, delicious food and live music and helped us raise $15,616
for these two great organizations!
It was a beautiful day and we couldn't be more thrilled
with the turnout and the support that everyone gave by bidding on the silent auction items and participating in the 3-hole golf tournament. Congratulations to Brian Engstrom who ended up taking first place!
Thank you to the Travelers Championship for their support
of this event, it wouldn't be possible without their enthusiasm for bringing young professionals to the tournament. Thank you also to May, Bonee & Walsh
, Zag Interactive
for their support of the event. Thank you to Allegra Anderson Photography
for the amazing photos, The Jeff Mainville Duo
for the live music, Powerstation Events
for helping with the AV setup, Aramark
for the delicious food and Budweiser for being the alcohol provider. Also thank you to Trumbull Kitchen
for hosting our after party year after year!
The monies raised will help The First Tee
and Junior Achievement
provide more programming for students in Connecticut. You can visit their websites to learn more about what they do, but Lou Golden, President of Junior Achievement had this to say about our support:
“With financial support from HYPE, our JA Entrepreneurial Academy provided a meaningful experience for fifteen students in 2013. The opportunity to conceptualize, formulate, and operate a company left this group of high school students with sophisticated business knowledge and enthusiasm to apply that knowledge in the real world. As a result, the lessons learned will impact these students well into their futures. The funds from HYPE helped us launch last year’s pilot program, and helped us to expand the program in 2014 to two sites; New Britain and Hartford! This program would not have been possible without HYPE’s support.”
Here are a few photos from this year's event, you can see more on our Facebook page, courtesy of Allegra Anderson Photography.