The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $200,000 during its Celebrity Golf Tournament Fundraiser, held this past September at The Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ, home of this year’s PGA Championship.  More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities came out on a rainy morning and stayed the course as the weather cleared to a beautiful day of golf for a good cause. The annual event is one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers and supports its mission to provide monthly and emergency financial assistance to broadcasters in need.

“The funds come at a time when more broadcasters than ever are in need of assistance,” stated Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Because of the generous support for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, we were able to help over 85 colleagues affected by the Louisiana floods with emergency grants of $1,000 each.”

“We are pacing to distribute $850,000 in monthly and emergency grants this year,” added Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “We are very grateful to our sponsors and to those who gave of their time to make this year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament a success.”

Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production & Business Divisions of ESPN, served as Event Chair. Celebrity golfers included: Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV; Rachel Grant, actress and philanthropist; Jay Harris, ESPN; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV; Karl Nelson, NY Giants; Lee Saltz, New England Patriots; Bob Wischusen, voice of the New York Jets, and more.  

Evercore Wealth Management was the title sponsor. Additional sponsors included: ABC Channel 7, CBS Television, CBS Radio, NBC Owned TV Stations & Telemundo Station Group, Eileen & Jack Connors, Jr., ESPN, The Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Marketron, Nielsen, Putnam Investments, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and others.

Thanks to everyone involved for their support of the Broadcasters Foundation of America!

im of Hurricane Matthew, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation of America about applying for an emergency grant.  Visit, email or call 212-373-8250.