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"FACE THE NATION" MODERATOR MARGARET BRENNAN AND TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS KELLI O'HARA TO HEADLINE 2019 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN'S DAY
May 21, 2019The Travelers Championship today announced details for its 11th annual Women's Day, taking place Thursday, June 20, at TPC River Highlands. The day includes a special networking breakfast featuring "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan and Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Proceeds will benefit tournament charities, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which serves children with serious illnesses.
Benefits offered to all women attending the Travelers Championship on Women's Day include a golf clinic at the TPC River Highlands practice facility; a 10 percent discount on purchases in the official merchandise shop; preferred bleacher seating; exclusive tours of the Golf Channel's on-site studio; and the opportunity to attend a live broadcast of "Golf Central."
"This year's Women's Day Breakfast promises to be another highly successful event," said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. "Margaret brings a unique perspective and engaging stories, having reported on some of the nation's biggest events over the past decade. And with Kelli's extensive experience on and off Broadway, she is sure to entertain the crowd."
Travelers is once again the presenting sponsor of the Women's Day Breakfast. Webster Bank will serve as the supporting sponsor for the second year, and the Hartford Business Journal, Hartford HealthCare, Lux Bond & Green and Red Thread will return as event partners.
"We've been a proud sponsor of the Women's Day Breakfast since its start 11 years ago," said Mojgan Lefebvre, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Operations Officer at Travelers. "In that time, the breakfast has become a premier event during tournament week, raising a significant amount of money for charity through an inspirational program that reaches hundreds of women."
Tickets for the Women's Day Breakfast include general admission to the tournament and typically sell out quickly. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at TravelersChampionship.com and will be limited to two per person.
Margaret Brennan, a Connecticut native, is moderator of the CBS News program "Face the Nation" and is a CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent. She joined CBS News in 2012 and was named White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent in 2017. Brennan has reported on the Trump and Obama administrations and covered the State Department for four years, where she reported on major national security stories, including nuclear negotiations with Iran, restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, the standoff with North Korea, the conflict in Ukraine and the accord to transfer control of Syria's chemical weapons. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets and anchored and reported for Bloomberg Television globally.
Kelli O'Hara can currently be seen starring in the Broadway revival of "Kiss Me, Kate," for which she earned her seventh Tony Award nomination and the Drama League's Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of "The King and I" garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Oliver nominations. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series "The Accidental Wolf." Additionally, she can be seen on the second season of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why," Showtime's "Masters of Sex," CBS's "The Good Fight," the NBC telecast of "Peter Pan" and several other films and television series. In 2015, O'Hara made her Metropolitan Opera debut in "The Merry Widow" and returned to the Opera this past spring as Despina in "Cosė fan tutte." O'Hara's concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York's Carnegie Hall to Tokyo, and she has released two solo albums, "Always" and "Wonder in the World." Upcoming: Netflix's film "All The Bright Places."
About the Travelers Championship: The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the "Players Choice" award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR's Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament's title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.
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