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October 21, 2009


2008-09 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominee Jon Hamm, Brian Baumgartner, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin McKidd, Kevin Nealon, Grant Show Tee Off to Benefit and Sustain Educational Programs and Resources

North Hollywood, CA, August 20, 2009 – As part of the festivities leading up to the 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 31, in Toluca Lake, CA, announced Terri Clark, Executive Director of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

Scheduled to play are Brian Baumgartner (The Office), Bailey Chase (Saving Grace), Eric Close (Without a Trace), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds), Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Richard Karn (Home Improvement), Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Jeffrey Nordling (24), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), James Remar (Dexter), Grant Show (Private Practice) and more.

“The Celebrity Golf Classic is a wonderful annual benefit for the Television Academy Foundation, providing an entertaining outlet for the industry, sponsors and celebrity golfers to give back to the television community,” said Clark. “We look forward to this event every year and are very pleased to have AEG join us again this year as the Title Sponsor.”

Proceeds from the event directly benefit and sustain the Foundation’s key educational and preservation programs, including the student internship program, the College TV Awards providing recognition and industry exposure for exceptional film and television students from across the US, the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships, and the Archive of American Television, which chronicles the stories of Television’s pioneers, innovators, artists and legends.

For the second year, AEG, owners and operators of Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the location of this year’s Primetime Emmy broadcast, is the event’s Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include ABC, AETNA, Chalone Vineyard, CordeValle (a Rosewood Resort), Dooney & Bourke, Ernst & Young, ESPN, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, Merrill Lynch, NBC Universal, PEOPLE Magazine, Rock-It Air Charter, The Culver Studios, Turner Entertainment, Universal Media Studios, Vitaminwater10 and Warner Bros.
To find out how you can become a tournament sponsor, please contact Terri Clark, Executive Director, at 818-754-2801 or by e-mail at

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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the Television Academy and the artistry of television to preserve and celebrate the history of the medium and to educate and guide those who will shape its future.

The Foundation is responsible for the Archive of American Television, as well as Education Programs such as the College Television Awards and its renowned Student Internship Program. For more information please visit

About AEG

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the world’s largest investors and and operators of entertainment and sports venues as well as leading presenters of live sports and entertainment events. Los Angeles-base AEG is the world’s most successful developers of sports and entertainment sponsorship and naming rights agreements and reaches billions of people each year through its facilities, events, music, theater, festivals, sports, films and media assets.

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For the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
Lauren Kelcher/Michael Samonte
The Lippin Group
(323) 965-1990

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