Monday’s Broadcasters Foundation of America Celebrity Golf Tournament brought in $200,000 to help broadcasters in need. More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities turned out at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY to help support broadcasters who have experienced terrible loss due to illness or an unforeseen disaster.
The annual tournament is one of the foundation’s biggest annual fundraisers. “We had to cancel last year’s tournament due to the pandemic, and we are grateful to return this year and to have strong support from our sponsors and players,” Broadcasters Foundation President Jim Thompson said in a release. “The money comes at a time when we are helping more broadcasters and their families than ever before,” he said, adding a thank you to those who have supported the charity’s mission with a donation.
The Foundation provided a lengthy list of celebrity golfers who attended. Among them were John Anderson, ESPN Sports Center anchor; Chad Cascadden, NY Jets; Scott Brunner, NY Giants; Scott Burrell, Chicago Bulls NBA Champion; Jon Crispin, ESPN commentator; Mike Eaves, ESPN Sports Center anchor; Jeff Feagles, NY Giants Super Bowl Champion; Rachel Grant, actress; Mike Grella, NY Red Bulls; Jane Hanson, host of New York Live NBC4; Rebecca Harlow, NFL Net, NBA-TV, MSG Net; Marc Kesteacher, ESPN NBA play by play voice; Otis Livingston, CBS 2 sports anchor; Ann Liguori, WFAN and CBS Sports; Rob Marciano, ABC News meteorologist; Sean McDonough, ESPN NHL; Bill Neil, NY Giants & Green Bay Packers; CJ Papa, Fox News Channel anchor; Karl Ravech, ESPN Sports Center & Baseball Tonight; Jeremy Schaap, ESPN personality; Scott Shannon, WCBS-FM morning host; Jim Spanakel, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks; Wally Szczerbiak, NBA All-Star; Tim Welsh, ESPN College Basketball analyst; and Trey Wingo, Football Network Host & commentator.
Ray Cole, President and COO of Citadel Communications, served as this year’s chair. Returning title sponsor was Evercore Wealth Management. Additional sponsors were Putnam Investments, ABC Owned Television Stations, Nielsen, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Don Julio, Diageo, Meiomi Wines, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, NBC Owned Television Stations, ESPN, Knight Media Group, Pepe Auto Group, Gen Media Partners, and vCreative.