“I was raised in Missouri – I feel a million miles from Hollywood,” he said. Although friends had seen it in him before, he wasn’t always sure if he saw it himself.
The Emmys Golf Classic took place at the Riviera Country Club
This is a major fundraiser for the charitable arm of the TV Academy, the TV Academy Foundation, and its internship program designed to give diverse young people access to Hollywood.
By hosting the last four tournaments, Cédric has helped raise over $ 1.3 million for the Television Academy Foundation
For more information on the TV Academy Foundation, visit www.emmys.com/foundation
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A successful career in television and acting changed all that.
Cedric is not only a friend of the Television Academy, which hosted the Emmy Awards in September, but also a staunch supporter.
It just hosted the 21st Annual Emmy Golf Classic at the Riviera Country Club – its fourth time to host the tournament.
This is a major fundraiser for the charitable arm of the TV Academy, the TV Academy Foundation and its internship program designed to give diverse young people, like Eurice McNeal, access to Hollywood.
“It gives people like me a dream to get into this internship,” McNeal said.
As if securing an internship in the foundation’s new Diversity and Inclusion Unscripted internship program last summer wasn’t enough for her, she got to meet Cédric on the red carpet at the Emmys Golf Classic.
Cédric has long used his platform and his success to give back. He has his own nonprofit, the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which awards college scholarships to graduates of his high school.
When it comes to supporting the TV Academy Foundation, its “why” is clear: it shows in the very children the foundation helps.
“It’s a desire to know that you can do it, to say ‘I have dreams and ideas, but I just don’t know how, where to go,'” he said.
Cedric said it was about “showing” the kids where to go – or in this case, how to putt. He said showing kids like McNeal had arguably never been more necessary. As much as these children need access to industry, so much so does industry need them.
“We still have to put a lot of effort into the executive side, the people behind the scenes,” he said.
Sometimes all it takes is for someone to give a child a chance to take a lesson – you never know where he or she will take it.
Hole in one or the next powerhouse industry executive. Maybe we should start calling Eurice Hollywood.
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