Wednesday, September 15, 2021

BFA Celeb Golf Outing Raises $200,000+

The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised over $200,000 to help broadcasters in need during yesterday’s 2021 Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY. More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities turned out to help support broadcasters who have experienced terrible loss due to illness or unforeseen disaster.

“The Celebrity Golf Tournament is one of our biggest annual fundraising events,” noted stated Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “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. The money comes at a time when we are helping more broadcasters and their families than ever before. Our thanks also goes to everyone who has generously supported the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation with a donation.”

Celebrity golfers in attendance 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 Metrologist; Sean McDonough, ESPN NHL; Bill Neil, NFL 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; Trey Wingo, Football Network Host & Commentator. 

Additionally, LPGA pros Liz Caron and Ellen Ceresko were on hand for the contest holes.

Ray Cole, President and COO of Citadel Communications Company LP, 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.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit, call 212-373-8250, or email

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