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Hartford Lions Soccer Academy: Live from the Travelers Fan Zone

Pictured with Renee DiNino: Kenniel Martin, Founder and President of the Hartford Lions Soccer Academy; along with Iesha Smith; Nevado Harper, AKA "Coach Pops"; and Kadian Morris

The Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands enjoyed June 17th - 23rd

Kenniel Martin is the Founder and President of the Hartford Lions Soccer Academy, and along with Iesha Smith; Nevado Harper, AKA "Coach Pops"; and Kadian Morris, they share how you can support their mission through Birdies for Charity with The Travelers Championship! Listen to our interview below and get connected to Birdies for Charity!

Hartford Lions Soccer Academy (HLSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively impact the development of youth in the Greater Hartford community by providing them with soccer and life-enriching opportunities, to create and nurture valuable soccer instruction, and to enhance their social and physical health by fostering a positive and safe environment. One of HLSA’s goals is to provide student-athletes with academic and athletic support in order for them to become strong candidates for college athletic scholarships. Increasing exposure to college-level competition will not only help to close the opportunity gap, but will also help to prepare student-athletes for life after college and beyond sports.

Hartford Lions Soccer Academy's mission is to positively impact the development of youth in our community by providing soccer and life-enriching opportunities to young players of all ages and playing abilities, to create and nurture a valuable soccer learning experience, and to enhance their social and physical health, in a positive and safe environment.

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In 2004, The Travelers Championship launched the Birdies for Charity program, adopting a national model that has seen great success in other markets. Today, the Birdies for Charity program continues to develop and thrive and has become an easy and effective fundraising opportunity for every 501(c)(3) organization. Birdies for Charity is a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the Travelers Championship to help nonprofits across the region raise awareness and funds to support their missions. Thanks to the support of Webster Bank, organizations have the opportunity to receive a 15% bonus on every donation through the program.

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If You are a Charity:

All registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the Northeast United States can participate once registered. You can solicit donations and know that the heavy lifting of administration and billing will be taken care of by the Travelers Championship, with no credit card or administration fees. There is no minimum amount organizations must raise to participate or receive the 15% bonus.

If You are a Charity Donor:

It is gratifying to know that 100% of every donation collected goes directly to your specified charity. All administrative costs and online fees are covered to make this possible. Plus, through the Bonus Bucks Pool, the tournament is able to give every charity an additional 15% of every donation to make the deal even sweeter.

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