Reminiscing With Bob Costas, broadcaster for NBC and MLBN

Bob Costas

Broadcaster |NBC and MLBN


On The Air

A long-time supporter of Mathews-Dickey, Costas was one of the Honorary co-chairs (Tony LaRussa) along with for the campaign “In the Footsteps of Jack Buck” Walk of Fame campaign that helped raise $1 million for Mathews-Dickey programs in 2007. He also was among the first Master of Ceremonies for the club’s annual “Say Amen” Dinner Gala, a pre-cursor to the Martin L. Mathews Awards Program and Benefit Concert . His recommendation to NBC led to Mathews-Dickey being featured in the national spotlight on The Today Show in 1994.

Bob’s memory:

“Over many decades involved with sports, and youth charities, I have never encountered anyone more singularly and selflessly dedicated to the well being of young people, especially those at risk, than Martin Mathews. There is not an ounce of pretense in Martin Mathews, only a sincere passionate and lifelong commitment t o being a force for good.”

—  Bob Costas