Top honors at the 16th annual Emmys Golf Classic were taken by Kathryn Newton (Supernatural) and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney, who led their team to another victory at the Television Academy Foundation's annual event on Monday.
The Foundation’s largest fundraising event drew a diverse group of entertainment industry leaders and television stars and took place at the Wilshire Country Club for a second year in a row.
Additional celebrity golfers included Brian Baumgartner (The Office), Benito Martinez (American Crime), Christopher McDonald (Thelma & Louise), Gabriel Aubry, Joel Murray (Mad Men), John Pyper-Ferguson (The Last Ship), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Mark Moses (Mad Men) and Scott Wolf (The Night Shift). They and a number of other stars participated in a full day of festivities, which included a full round of golf, putting contest and awards banquet.
“We are grateful for the support from our sponsors and colleagues in the entertainment community this year,” said Norma Provencio Pichardo, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. “With the rapid evolution of television – from consumption to production – it’s more important than ever to invest in tomorrow’s leaders. It’s inspiring to see the industry come together to help further our mission by supporting our educational programs and initiatives at our annual golf tournament.”
Proceeds from the tournament will support the Foundation’s educational programs, including the television industry college student internship program, the annual College Television Awards, select student scholarships and the online Archive of American Television. To help amplify fundraising efforts, celebrities also signed a one-of-a-kind Dooney & Bourke bag that will be auctioned off at the Foundation’s annual Holiday Auction.
Support for this year’s tournament was presented by title sponsor Microsoft Theater in addition to AMC Networks, Audi, Dolby, FilmLA, ICM Partners, Johnny Carson Foundation, NBC Universal, Penfolds, Samsung Global Innovation Center, tbs/TNT and Universal Television, among others.
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