It was a great turnout to watch celebrities play with professionals at the annual Travelers Championship Pro-Am Wednesday.
“One of the most fun things I’ll do all year and one of the most nerve-wracking things,” said NHL player and Farmington native Nick Bonino.
“Nervous? Sure but anytime you’re in some form of competitive environment, the nerves are good,” added former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky.
Jim Calhoun has been playing in the pro-am in Cromwell for nearly three decades.
“My wife and I figured it out the other night, 53 years married, 33 years in Connecticut so this is our hometown,” said Calhoun.
UConn football head coach Randy Edsall always looks forward to this event.
“It’s just a chance to come out and support a great cause with the Travelers Championship and what they do with the community,” Edsall said.
George Lopez kept the crowd laughing and explained why this event means so much to him.
“I think my first year was 2007 and you know Paul Newman was here and you know he had the hole in the wall gang and at that time, I started my foundation. I come back in part to honor how great Paul Newman was to me,” said Lopez.
“I’m honored to be a part of it and I’m proud of it,” added former ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman. “I’m proud of what this event and now 13 years of Travelers has become. Every year it gets better and better.”