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BFA Raises Over $250,000 at Celebrity Golf Tournament


The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA) raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. The annual event is one of the Broadcasters Foundation's biggest fundraisers, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to broadcasters in need. This year, more than 150 broadcasters and celebrities came out in support of their colleagues, who due to illness or unforeseen disaster have experienced terrible loss.

"For the second year in a row, we have seen an unprecedented increase in applications for emergency aid due to the devastation from natural disasters," commented Broadcasters Foundation Chairman Dan Mason. "Additionally, more broadcasters are reaching out for monthly grants, as people live longer but do not always have the means to pay for life-sustaining medications and medical care. The Broadcasters Foundation is often the last refuge for these broadcasters whose lives have been severely affected by unforeseen circumstances."

Celebrity golfers included: WCBS-TV's Maurice Dubois, Otis Livingston and Chris Wragge; WCBS-FM's Scott Shannon; actress and philanthropist Rachel Grant; NBA All-Star Ray Allen and NBA Star Donny Marshall; 1980s Miracle on Ice Star Mike Eruzione; ESPN's John Anderson and Anita Marks; NY Jets' Greg Buttle and Voice of the NY Jets Bob Wischusen, among others.

Sponsors included: title sponsor Evercore Wealth Management, ABC Channel 7, CBS Television, Entercom/CBS Radio, NBC Owned TV Stations & Telemundo Station Group, Eileen & Jack Connors, Jr., ESPN Radio, Empire Merchants/Diageo Brands, Flexjet, Katz Media Group, Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Nielsen, Putnam Investments, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and others.

The Lee Iacocca Villa Nicola in Tuscany, which was donated by Ned and Kate Hentz, pulled in an additional $20,000 in auction.

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