Sports, television and Hollywood celebrities will be at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell Wednesday to compete in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am.
Actor and comedian George Lopez, most known for his talk show "Lopez Tonight," five-time Emmy Award-winning TODAY show host Matt Lauer, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, NFL Hall of Famer and former New England Patriots player Andre Tippett, former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, who played for the Chicago Bears, the Patriots, the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers, ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, known for "Sunday NFL Countdown, NBA All-Star Ray Allen, who won NBA titles on the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Miami Heat in 2013, singer-songwriter/guitarist and winner NBC's "The Voice" Javier Colon, a University of Hartford graduate, New England Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace are some of the celebrities who will be competing.
Major players in UConn's sports scene will be participating as well, including UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, former UConn men's coach Jim Calhoun, men's ice hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh, Athletic Director Warde Manuel and UConn women's basketball associate coach Chris Dailey.
"We're thrilled to have such diverse talent in this group of celebrities, along with several prominent members of the UConn athletic department, all of whom are volunteering their time to help raise funds and awareness for the tournament charities by playing in the Pro-Am," said Andy Bessette, Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. "This event is always a fan favorite, as they get to see celebrities and PGA TOUR pros team up for a great cause."
The Travelers Championship, the first event in the PGA Tour season for the Northeast, runs June 22 through 28. Tickets are available for purchase online on the Travelers Championship website. All the proceeds benefit various charities.
Click here to see the full list of teams for the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am and the tee times.