The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament earlier this week 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,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “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 Lee Iacocca Villa Nicola in Tuscany, which was donated by Ned and Kate Hentz, pulled in an additional $20,000 in auction.