HYPE's 10th annual Tee it Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship on Thursday, June 22nd was a great success! This signature charity bash located in the Pro-Am Tent at the TPC River Highlands raised money for three beneficiaries: The First Tee of Connecticut, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, and KNOX Inc. Everyone enjoyed the music, delicious food, and abundant sunshine and helped us raise $16,500 for these fantastic organizations!
Beyond simply attending the event, attendees gave incredible support to the beneficiaries by bidding on the silent auction items and participating in the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition. The beautiful weather made for a great time on The First Tee practice course, as attendees competed for prizes in each category. Thank you to the incredibly talented First Tee Youth for volunteering at each hole! Professional golfer Beau Hossler even stopped by to hit a few balls at the long drive hole and take some photos with guests. Congrats to Chris Frascarelli, Ryan Paternoster, and Bruce Gasiewski for winning the competition!
A very special thank you to the Travelers Championship for their continued support of this event! It simply wouldn't be possible without their enthusiasm for bringing young professionals to the tournament.We look forward to another decade of partnership!
We'd also like to thank Allegra Anderson Photography for the amazing photos, Powerstation Events for the great music and AV setup, Aramark for the delicious food, NoRA Cupcake for the incredible dessert display, Fishers Island Lemonade for the tastings and koozies, and our beverage sponsor Budweiser. One last thank you to Salute for hosting another fantastic after party!
The biggest thank you goes to the HYPE Community Involvement Committee members, led by Vice Chair Amanda Trothier, for all their help making this event such a success! From gathering silent auction items in the weeks leading up to the event, to volunteering at registration and silent auction check out, our staff is so grateful for their support! We couldn’t do it without you!
Since 2010, Tee it Up has raised over $95,000 for local charities. With last night's efforts, our total raised is now over $111,500! Thank you to all who helped us break $100,000 for our 10th annual Tee it Up event and to all who have contributed over the years. Here's to another ten years of raising money for incredible beneficiaries!