Hackers enrich fund for needy broadcasters

By on Sep, 19 2014 with Comments 0

Pile of MoneyThe Broadcasters Foundation of America is there when members of the community are down on their luck, and more than 150 broadcasters and celebrities were there to help the Foundation make it work at the 2014 Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The event raised $250K, which will be part of the $850K the Foundation distributes to broadcasters in need every year.
Three groups were instrumental in making the event a success:

Participating golfers, including Michael J. Fox, actor and philanthropist; Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV; Craig Carton, WFAN; John Franco, NY Mets Hall of Famer; Sterling Sharpe, NFL Green Back Packers Hall of Famer; Tina Cervasio, Fox Sports and MSG Network; Howard Cross, NFL Super Bowl Champ; Maurice Dubois, WCBS-TV; Rachel Grant, actress and philanthropist; Jay Harris, ESPN; Mary Calvi, WCBS-TV; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV; Sean McDonough, CBS and ESPN; Lonnie Quinn, WCBS-TV; Dana Tyler, WCBS-TV; Chris Wragge, WCBS-TV;  and more.

Co-Chairs, including Scott Herman, Executive Vice President, Operations, and New York Market Manager, CBS Radio, and Leo MacCourtney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Katz Television Group.

Title sponsors, including Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers and Evercore Wealth Management.  Additional sponsors included NBC, ABC, BMI, CBS Television, The Connors Family Foundation, ESPN, Imagine Communications, CBS Radio, The Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Marketron, Nielsen, Empire Merchants, and others.

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