Broadcasters Foundation Raises $250,000+
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised more than $250,000 Monday to help broadcasters in need during its 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.
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,” said 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/Good Morning America; Jon Crispin, UCLA-Big Ten Network; Maurice DuBois, CBS TV anchor; Mike Eruzione, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal team and captain; Rachel Grant, actress-model; Harold Green, Atlanta Falcons; Brian Leonard, Los Angeles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Rutgers All-American; Ann Liguori, WFAN; Otis Livingston, CBS TV Sports anchor; Rob Marciano, ABC News/ Good Morning America; Donny Marshall, NBA Timberwolves, UCONN All-American and Fox Sports; Sean McDonough, ESPN college football, basketball & Red Sox baseball; Bill Neil, New York Giants; Karl Nelson, New York Giants; CJ Papa, SNY Sports anchor; Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame; Lee Saltz, New England Patriots; Jeremy Schaap, ESPN E 60, Outside the Lines, 11-time Emmy Award winner; Taylor Twellman, MLS-ESPN Soccer; Tim Welsh, ESPN – Head Coach Providence; Bob Wischusen, ESPN- Voice of NY Jets; 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, SVP, Disney Advertising Sales Local, served as this year’s chair. Sponsors were 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.