The Broadcasters Foundation of America Raises Over $250,000 at the Celebrity Golf Tournament
All Proceeds from the Event Go to Helping Broadcasters in Dire Need
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. The annual event is one of the Broadcasters Foundation’s biggest fundraisers, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to broadcasters in need. This year, more than 150 broadcasters and celebrities came out in support of their colleagues, who due to illness or unforeseen disaster have experienced terrible loss.
“For the second year in a row, we have seen an unprecedented increase in applications for emergency aid due to the devastation from natural disasters,” commented Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Additionally, more broadcasters are reaching out for monthly grants, as people live longer but do not always have the means to pay for life-sustaining medications and medical care. The Broadcasters Foundation is often the last refuge for these broadcasters whose lives have been severely affected by unforeseen circumstances. It is incumbent on us to help every broadcaster who qualifies, and we need the support of everyone in our industry to make that happen. We are grateful to the broadcasters, celebrities, and sponsors who came to the golf tournament and supported our mission.”
Celebrity golfers included: WCBS-TV’s Maurice Dubois, Otis Livingston, and Chris Wragge; WCBS-FM’s Scott Shannon; actress and philanthropist Rachel Grant; NBA All-Star Ray Allen and NBA Star Donny Marshall; 1980s Miracle on Ice Star Mike Eruzione; ESPN’s John Anderson and Anita Marks; NY Jets’ Greg Buttle; Voice of the NY Jets Bob Wischusen; and more.
Event Chair for 2018 was Tony Chiulli, Senior Vice President, Digital and Political Sales, NBC-Owned TV Stations and Telemundo Station Group.
Sponsors included: title sponsor Evercore Wealth Management, ABC Channel 7, CBS Television, Entercom/CBS Radio, NBC Owned TV Stations & Telemundo Station Group, Eileen & Jack Connors, Jr., ESPN Radio, Empire Merchants/Diageo Brands, Flexjet, Katz Media Group, Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Nielsen, Pepe Auto Group, Putnam Investments, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and others.
The Lee Iacocca Villa Nicola in Tuscany, which was donated by Ned and Kate Hentz, pulled in an additional $20,000 in auction.
About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:
The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email email@example.com.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.
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