The Broadcasters’ Foundation, which provides financial assistance to media folk who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own, is sponsoring its second annual "Celebrity Offshore Challlenge," a deep-sea fishing competition May 19-21 in Nassau, The Bahamas.
So far, 60 or so broadcasters have signed on, and foundation president Gordon Hastings says there may be room for a few more. Celebrities include comedian Steve Harvey, singer-songwriter Taj Mahal, blues guitar great Sammy Blue, and rock and blues guitarist Steve Cropper.
A captained ship costs $2,700 and holds four anglers; $2,000 of that goes to the charity. American Media Services Brokerage is sponsoring a Saturday-night awards buffet at the RIU Hotel and Resort where the foundation has reserved a block of rooms. But getting to Nassau--and the rooms themselves--is not part of the package.
The tournament is co-chaired by Inner City Broadcast Holdings Vice Chair Skip Finley and the The Radio Advertising Bureau’s President and CEO Gary Fries. Call Hastings at 203-862-8577 for details.