New York - Sep 25, 2013 - The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $235,000 to help broadcasters in need at the 2013 Celebrity Golf Tournament on Setp. 23, 2013, at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ. The Foundation will grant more than $850,000 in aid over the next year.
More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities turned out in support of the group's mission, including 30 sportscasters, athletes and actors. Celebrity golfers included Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV; Nick Buoniconti, NFL Super Bowl Champion; Craig Carton, WFAN; Duke Castiglione, Fox 5; Tina Cervasio, MSG Network; Howard Cross, NFL Super Bowl Champion; Maurice Dubois, WCBS-TV; John Franco, New York Mets Hall of Famer; Jay Harris, ESPN; Ann Liguori, WFAN Radio and ESPN; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV; Sean McDonough, ESPN; Lonnie Quinn, WCBS-TV; Bill Raftery, CBS Sports; Sterling Sharpe, NFL Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer; Mike Woodson, New York Knicks; Chris Wragge, WCBS-TV, and more. The Celebrity Golf Tournament is one of the Foundation's biggest annual fundraisers. This year's co-chairs were Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations and Mark Gray, president Katz Radio Group.
A 501(c)3 organization, the Broadcasters Foundation of America has distributed millions of dollars in aid to hundreds of broadcasters who lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen family tragedy. Individual membership is only $150 a year and can make a difference in the life of a colleague who has fallen on desperate times. Donations can be made as a personal gift to the Foundation's Guardian Fund and corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative.