GROTON, CT (June 23, 2020) – In collaboration with the Travelers Championship and through the generosity of ConnectiCare®, the non-profit Operation Shower will host a special drive-through baby shower for 40 military moms- to-be on Tuesday, June 23, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the United States Navy Submarine Force Library & Museum on the Thames River in Groton. All of the moms are the spouses of deployed members of Naval Submarine Base New London, or in some cases, are active duty themselves.
Known for its elaborately-designed in-person showers, Operation Shower is partnering with ConnectiCare and Travelers to create a unique way to celebrate the expectant moms while ensuring their health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The in-person shower will be replaced by a drive-through event that adheres to state and local health department safety guidelines and social distancing protocols. During the event, all of the moms will be showered with gifts – including Operation Shower’s signature “Showers In A Box.” Each mom will receive an array of unique, high-quality products and gift items for mothers and babies that have been donated by companies including ConnectiCare, Travelers, EvenFlo, Wubbanub and Playtex.
“For military moms who are expecting a baby and whose spouses are deployed or soon to be deployed, the impending arrival of a child can be both exciting and stressful in the best of circumstances. Compounding these challenges are the isolation and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, which puts expectant moms at a disproportionate risk. For this reason, we felt it was especially important to continue our tradition of showering these moms in a safe manner to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do on behalf of our country,” said Operation Shower Founder and Chief Shower Officer LeAnn Morrissey.
“Since 2014, ConnectiCare has been committed to bringing Operation Shower events to expectant moms.
Even during these uncertain times, we remain committed to finding a safe way to host the event,” said ConnectiCare President Eric Galvin. “Their service and sacrifice deserve to be recognized, and ConnectiCare is proud to be celebrating them in such an innovative way during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Travelers Championship will take place June 25-28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. A local company for almost 40 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare- eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is a subsidiary of EmblemHealth. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.
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% 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.
About Operation Shower
Operation Shower is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for military moms-to-be to ease the stress of deployment. Since its inception in 2007, Operation Shower has showered more than 5,800 military moms from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard on military bases and at other locations. For more information, visit www.operationshower.org.
About Birdies for the Brave®
A joint effort by PGA TOUR, Inc., PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. and the TPC Network, Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2004 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, in collaboration with Glenn Cohen, to raise funds for combat-injured troops. Thanks to their vision and the passionate support of PGA TOUR players, tournament fans, volunteers, TPC club members and corporate sponsors, Birdies for the Brave has grown exponentially across the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour and raised more than $19 million for military homefront groups that provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded heroes and military families. For more information, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.