Broadcasters Foundation of America Raises Over $250,000 at the 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament

Over $250,000 Raised to Help Broadcasters in Need During the Broadcasters Foundation of America 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament


The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised over $250,000 yesterday to help broadcasters in need during its 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY. More than 175 broadcasters and celebrities turned out to help support broadcasters who have experienced terrible loss due to illness or unforeseen disaster. Since its inception, the annual fundraising event has generated more than $5 million for financially afflicted broadcasters and their families.

“The money raised from yesterday’s event comes at a time when we are helping more broadcasters and their families than ever before,” stated Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “This year, we will distribute $1.5 million in aid to those in our industry who need it most,” Thompson added. “The Celebrity Golf Tournament is one of our biggest fundraisers, and we are grateful to our sponsors and players.”

Celebrity golfers in attendance were: John Anderson, ESPN SportsCenter; Bruce Beck, NBC TV Sports Anchor; Dick Brennan, CBS TV Emmy Award Winning News Anchor; Scott Brunner, NFL/NY Giants; Scott Burrell, NBA Bulls & Head Coach University of Southern Connecticut; Bobby Carpenter, NHL CAPS & Devils and three-time Stanley Cup Champ; Chad Cascadden, NFL/NY Jets; Rick Cerone, MLB Yankees & Red Sox; Ron Claiborne, ABC News – GMA; Jon Crispin, UCLA-Big Ten Network; Maurice DuBois, CBS TV Anchor; Mike Eruzione, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Team & Captain; Rachel Grant, Actress-Model; Harold Green, NFL Falcons; Brian Leonard, NFL Rams, Bengals & Rutgers All-American; Ann Liguori, WFAN; Otis Livingston, CBS TV Sports Anchor; Rob Marciano, ABC News – GMA; Donny Marshall, NBA Timberwolves, UCONN All-American and FOX Sports; Sean McDonough, ESPN College Football, Basketball & Red Sox Baseball; Bill Neil, NFL/NY Giants; Karl Nelson, NFL/NY Giants; CJ Papa, SNY Sports Anchor; Sterling Sharpe, NFL/Green Bay/Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame; Lee Saltz, NFL Patriots; Jeremy Schaap, ESPN E 60, Outside the Lines, eleven-time Emmy Award Winner; Taylor Twellman, MLS-ESPN Soccer; Tim Welsh, ESPN – Head Coach Providence; Bob Wischusen, ESPN- Voice of NY Jet; Chris Wragge, CBS TV News Anchor; Larry Roth, Director at MSG Network and eight-time NY Emmy Winner; plus, Sarah Stone and Liz Caron, LPGA Pros.

Adam Monaco, Senior Vice President, Disney Advertising Sales Local, served as this year’s chair. Sponsors were Evercore Wealth Management, Putnam Investments, ABC Owned Television Stations, Nielsen, the Connors Family, Cox Media Group, Empire Merchants, Guinness, Diageo, and Meiomi Wines, NBC Owned Television Stations, BMI, ESPN, Knight Media Group and Pepe Auto Group.

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, call 212-373-8250, or email

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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