Sean McDonough, a Boston native who is one of the top sportscasters in the country, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 64th Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Annual Banquet on April 13. Rhode Island native Brad Faxon, winner of 8 PGA Tour events and considered one of the most charitable players in golf, will be the guest speaker and honored with the 18th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the event, which has become the largest annual golf dinner in the U.S. It will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Brad Faxon for many years and he is one of my heroes. Not only he is one of the greatest players in the history of New England golf, he is also a champion in our community. He has done as much to help others through his devotion to charitable work as anyone I know. I am privileged to be his friend and excited to be a part of this special evening,” said McDonough.
Sean McDonough serves as a play-by-play commentator on ESPN’s college basketball and college football games, primarily calling the network’s Big Monday BIG EAST basketball and the Saturday afternoon ABC college football. He also serves as a host on ESPN’s golf coverage. Prior to ESPN, he spent 10 years at CBS Sports as the network’s lead college football play-by-play announcer and was on the lead Major League Baseball broadcast team, calling the All-Star Game, the National League Championship Series and the World Series. He has also announced NFL, NHL, U.S. Open Tennis and Olympic sports.
McDonough became known to New England audiences as he was the television play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox from 1988-2004, during which time he was honored four times with the New England Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Play-by-Play. He is the President of the Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation, which distributes grants to children’s charities in Massachusetts. In its first seven years, the Foundation has given nearly $3 Million to 129 children’s charities throughout Massachusetts.
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