BFA Sets Stu Olds Memorial Golf Classic
Friends of Stu Olds, in conjunction with The Broadcasters Foundation of America, have announced the Stu Olds Memorial Golf Classic to celebrate the life and career of the former head of Katz Media Group who died last December. The outing will take place at Olds’ home club, Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, N.Y., on June 14.
Don Bouloukos, senior vice president and market manager, CBS Radio, New York, and Mark Gray, president, Katz Radio Group, will co-chair the event.
The entry fee is set at $200 per player. Proceeds will go directly to the Stu Olds Memorial Fund, which already has generated more than $480,000 to benefit the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America —to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in radio and television who find themselves in acute need. Olds was a staunch supporter of the BFA and served on its board of directors as vice chairman.
“This day is about celebrating our good friend and colleague with the sport that he loved,” noted Gray. “Stu brought warmth and a smile everywhere he went, from the boardroom to the golf course.”
“In tribute to Stu’s great personality and loyalty to friends, we want to present a day of fun and camaraderie that also supports the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation,” Bouloukos added.
The Stu Olds Memorial Golf Classic begins with a buffet lunch at 11: 30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The festivities conclude with a cocktail reception that includes hors d’oeuvres and a presentation of the golf awards. Reservations can be made now by contacting Jim Thompson at the Broadcasters Foundation, 212-373-8250 or [email protected].
Olds had an extraordinary 33-year career, guiding the nation’s largest media representation firm. In addition to his service to the BFA, he served on many charitable foundations and industry organizations, including honorary trustee of AWRT/Alliance For Women In Media Foundation, and a board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau and the Bayliss Foundation. Olds died after battling Myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and two grandchildren.
The Broadcasters Foundation has provided millions of dollars in aid to colleagues who lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen family tragedy. Individual membership is only $150 a year. Donations also can be made to the Guardian Fund, and corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative.