Hollywood Stars Raise $335,000 For Television Academy Foundation At 19th Annual Emmys Golf Classic
The star-studded 19thAnnual EmmysGolf Classic raised $335,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Proceeds from the fundraiser, co-sponsored by STAPLES Center Premium Seating, will benefit the nonprofit Foundation's renowned educational programs.
Television stars, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and CORPORATE partners competed in the golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.
Hosted for the second consecutive year by Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood), the event included competitors from some of television's top shows: Andy Buckley (Shameless), Bailey Chase (Twin Peaks), Chris Conner (Altered Carbon), Matt Corboy(Love for Christmas),Matt Craven (Sharp Objects), Patrika Darbo (The Bold and the Beautiful), Arturo Del Puerto (Camping), Kellee Edwards (Mysterious Islands), Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Jackie Flynn (Loudermilk), Spencer Garrett (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), Edwin Hodge (Six), Michael Ironside (The Alienist), Isaac Keys (Get Shorty), Richard Kind (Big Mouth), Matt Letscher (Narcos: Mexico), Kate Linder (The Young & the Restless), Peter Mackenzie( black-ish), Benito Martinez (How to Get Away with Murder), Bruce McGill (Shades of Blue), Sheaun McKinney (The Neighborhood), Breckin Meyer (The Fix), Jay Phillips (Grown Folks), James Remar (Black Lightning), Tim Simons (Veep), Mauricio Umansky (RHOBH) and Peter Weller (The Last Ship). Athletes Andia Winslow and Byron Chamberlain also competed in the event.
The tournament kicked off with "on the green" carpet arrivals, followed by a putting contest, full round of golf and an afternoon cocktail reception. The day concluded with an awards dinner where honors were presented, including:
· Grand Prize Low Net Winner: The Johnny Carson Foundation team
· 2nd Place Low Net: CBS team led by Cedric the Entertainer
· 3rd Place Low Net: Universal Television team led by Matt Craven
· Ferrari Blindfold Celebrity Challenge Winner: CBS team led by Cedric the Entertainer
· 1st Place Gross: The NBC team led by Byron Chamberlain
"Our sincerest gratitude to Cedric the Entertainer and all of the stars who participated in this year's Emmys Golf Classic," said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. "Along with our sponsors, their support helps sustain the Foundation's exceptional education programs, which provide professional experience, industry access and career pathways for students with diverse backgrounds. For nearly 60 years the Foundation's programs have helped launch careers in television, and we appreciate the ongoing support of the Hollywood community."