Hartford, Conn., June17, 2013 – Actor Alec Baldwin will host the inaugural Northstar Wealth Partners Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 19 at the Northstar Nine in the Subway Fan Zone of the Travelers Championship. Baldwin will be representing The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses, and will be playing with one of its campers. The event is part of week-long events at the Travelers Championship, which will take place from June 17 to 23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
The mini golf tournament will consist of threesomes, teeing off in two waves at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Participants, which will include celebrities, national and local media, and special guests, will compete for the opportunity to win $5,000 donated to the charity of their choice ($2,500 will be donated to the winner of each shotgun). Baldwin will be joined at the tournament by WWE legends Sgt. Slaughter and Bob Backlund; 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and current NBC commentator Tim Daggett; young actor C.J. Adams from the Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green; UConn Women’s Head Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma; and UConn Women’s Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey. Media members from the PGATOUR.com, Golf Channel, SiriusXM Radio and local Connecticut radio and television will also participate. Rene Denino from Clear Channel Radio will act as MC.
“We’re thrilled to host this charitable and fun event and our fans are going to love seeing a celebrity like Alec in Connecticut,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Northstar Wealth Partners wanted to put on an event that’s enjoyable, while also allowing them to give back to charity. This event certainly accomplishes those goals.”
In addition to the celebrities, the following local media members are expected to attend: Broadway (Electric Barnyard); Erica Arias (Fox CT); Mike Bower (97.9 ESPN); Logan Byrnes (Fox CT); Brad Davis (As Heard on the Brad Davis Radio Program); Brad Drazen (NBC Connecticut); Joe Furey (Fox CT); Jerry Kristafer (102.9 FM); Rachel Lutzker (The River 105.9 and Fox CT); Bob Maxon (NBC Connecticut); Munchie (KISS 95.7); Paul Nanos (Fox Sports Radio); Kevin Nathan (NBC Connecticut); Eric Parker (WFSB Channel 3); Olessa Stepanova (WFSB Channel 3); Mike Stevens (102.9 FM); Walmart Jeff (Kiss 95.7); and Joe Zone (WFSB Channel 3).
“The Northstar Wealth Partners Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament is a great addition to the events the Travelers Championship will be holding next week,” said Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Bessette. “Fans will love seeing Alec and we’re excited that we get to have several national and local media who have given us great coverage throughout the years participate.”
Travelers Championship field includes top players such as Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Zach Johnson, and reigning champion Marc Leishman. Tickets are still currently on sale at www.TravelersChampionship.com.