We had the pleasure of participating in, as well as photographing (click here to view the full gallery), the 3rd Annual GreatBlue Charity Invitational at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. The event took place one week before the PGA Travelers Championship which is a major draw for any golf fan. This year, 120 golfers were able to partake in this great charity event.
Hosted by Michael Vigeant of GreatBlue Research, who was one of the very first Make-A-Wish children of CT, has raised nearly $40,000 in the three years running this charity tournament for MAWCT. Vigeant is passionate about giving back and supporting Make-A-Wish Connecticut and this event boasts increased success, from repeat golfers to sponsor base, year after year.
There was also amazing support from WWE and even brought out the vivacious Hall of Fame legend Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat as an honored guest, donating a WWE belt for the cause. This years Wish-Kid, Cody and his family were able to join in on the fun as well. His wish was to see a volcano and MAWCT sent the family to Hawaii.
Team BlueChip was a sponsor at the 15.5th whole, which is where the infamous red Travelers umbrella is set in the water as a challenge to try and hit it in on the umbrella and stick it. Eric Thompson, of BlueBack Advisors and Team BlueChip, led the Team BlueChip foursome on the course, while other Team BlueChip members photographed the days events. The sun held out for most of the day, and concluded with an inspiring and fun after party event. Team BlueChip certainly looks forward to next year!
ABOUT MAKE A WISH
“Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish®vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.” – Make-A-Wish
ABOUT GREATBLUE RESEARCH
GreatBlue provides reliable, actionable research and analytics to help organizations identify, address and improve their offerings to key constituents. With more than 35 years of experience in diverse markets, GreatBlue effectively yokes this knowledge to correlate general attitudes and perceptions with the behavioral trends seen within our clients’ studied populations.
ABOUT TPC RIVER HIGHLANDS
“TPC River Highlands is located in Cromwell, Conn., just outside of Hartford, and is situated on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. The golf course at TPC River Highlands was named by Golf Digest “One of the Top 10 Golf Courses in the State” and the “Best Private Course in the State” by Connecticut Golfer Online for six consecutive years. More recently in 2012, TPC River Highlands was ranked No. 25 by PGA TOUR pros in Golf World’s PGA TOUR Course Rankings.”
Many thanks to all of the sponsors of this amazing charity event:
Tee Sign Sponsors:
Continental Imaging & Technology, LLC.
Federico & Sette, P.C.
John Michael Associates, Inc.
Nicholas & Son/Talking Trash
People’s United Bank
Project Sandy Toes & Soggy Dollars
Sinclair Risk & Financial Management
The Vigeant Family