Press Pass LA kicked off a star-studded Emmys week of events with the Television Academy Foundation’s 17th Annual Emmys Golf Classic presented by sponsor, LA LIVE, at the Wilshire Country Club featuring Jonathan Banks, Donald Faison, Kathryn Newton and more!
The annual fundraising initiative brought together TV’s favorite stars, Academy leadership and Foundation friends and sponsors to benefit the Foundation’s education programs including their renowned Internship Program, Faculty Seminar, College Television Awards, and their rich resource of interviews with TV’s icons and innovators, the Archive of American Television.
The Television Academy Foundation awarded top honors to Team LA Live, which included celebrity Riley Smith! Returning television stars Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Banks enjoyed a full round of golf with actors from hit shows which included Bailey Chase (Twin Peaks), Eric Close (Nashville), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) and Vinnie Jones (Arrow).
The tournament included a full day of festivities which kicked off with red carpet arrivals, and was followed by a putting contest. Celebrities took a moment to autograph items for the Foundation’s Holiday Season Auction, including a Dooney & Bourke weekender bag and magnums of Ferrari Trento Brut and Sterling Vineyards Wine. The day concluded with an awards reception and dinner, where additional awards presented included:
2nd Place Low Net: Team Johnny Carson Foundation with celebrity Vinnie Jones
3rd Place Low Net: Team tbs|TNT with celebrities Jonathan Banks and Andy Buckley
4th Place Low Net: Team Dooney and Bourke with celebrities Kathryn Newton and Jack McGee
Longest Drive for Women: Kathryn Newton
Longest Drive for Men: Perry Wallack
Low Gross: Team Audi with celebrity Patrick Fabian
“Our Emmys Golf Classic is such a great opportunity for bringing our supporters together to raise funds for an important cause while enjoying a round of golf,” said Norma Provencio Pichardo, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. “We are grateful to everyone who participated to benefit our programs that provide access, opportunity and training for the future leaders of our industry.”
This year’s tournament saw support from: Title Sponsor, LA Live, as well as Academy Benefits, AMC Networks™, ARIS Consulting, Audi® of America, Club Glove®, Dolby®, Dooney & Bourke, EY, Ferrari Trento Brut, FIJI® Water, FilmL.A. Inc., GreenMouse Recycling, ICM Partners, Johnny Carson Foundation, MATT Construction, Montage Beverly Hills, NBC Entertainment, PEOPLE, RoCart Inc., Samsung Global Innovation Center, Sterling Vineyards, tbs|TNT and Universal Television.
For more information on the Television Academy Foundation and its educational programs, please visit the Television Academy Foundation.