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Riley Smith Leads Team To Victory At The 17th Emmys® Golf Classic

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

NOHO ARTS DISTRICT, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Television Academy Foundation awarded top honors to Team LA Live, which included celebrity Riley Smith on Monday at the 17th Emmys® Golf Classic, the Foundation's largest benefit of the year. Television stars, corporate leaders and supporters from across the industry gathered at the annual charity event, co-presented by LA Live, to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation's core educational programs including the prestigious College Television Awards, Faculty Seminar and renowned internship and scholarship programs.

Returning television stars Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Banks enjoyed a full round of golf with counterparts 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.

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About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards and Internship Program the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

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