More than $150,000 was raised to help broadcasters in need at the 2011 Broadcasters Foundation of America Celebrity Golf Tournament, held last Monday (9/26) at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Tarrytown, New York.
The funds come at a time when more broadcasters than ever are in need of assistance, the Foundation noted. The Broadcasters Foundation is expecting to grant $600,000 in aid this year, a 20% increase over last year.
More than 140 broadcasters and celebrities turned out for the golf event in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, including over 30 sportscasters, athletes, and actors.
Celebrity golfers included: actor Michael J. Fox; nationally syndicated TV and radio host Lou Dobbs; WOR Radio host John Gambling; ABC and ESPN sports broadcaster Sean McDonough; play-by-play announcer on MSG & and ABC Mike Breen; actress and “Bond” girl Rachel Grant; NHL All-Stars Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, and Bob Nystrom; ESPN Radio’s Stephen A. Smith and CJ Papa; Super Bowl winner Amani Toomer; CBS-TV’s Maurice Dubois, Don Dahler, and Dr. Max Gomez; ESPN Sports Center hosts John Anderson and Jay Harris; WNYW Fox 5’s Duke Castiglione; WNBC-TV’s Bruce Beck; actor Gianni Russo, who played Carlo in the “Godfather;” and more.
Co-chairs for this year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament were Peter Smyth, President and CEO of Greater Media, and Jim Beloyianis, President of Katz Television Group.