The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised more than $250,000 this week in an effort to assist 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 loss due to illness or unforeseen disaster.
The annual fundraising event has generated more than $5 million for financial assistance for affected broadcasters and their families.
“The money raised from (Monday’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. The Celebrity Golf Tournament is one of our biggest fundraisers, and we are grateful to our sponsors and players.”
Adam Monaco, Senior VP, 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.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America “has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy,” it says.