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Tim McLoone could best be described as a modern-day Renaissance man. Schooled at Harvard and accomplished in music, athletics, and business, Tim nonetheless felt there was something missing in his life back in 1993. He yearned to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.
That year, with the help of his friends in the music business, he founded Holiday Express, a volunteer, non-profit and non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing music, gifts and holiday cheer to those less fortunate. The organization, now in its 20th season, includes approximately 100 professional singers and musicians who volunteer their time and more than 1,300 other volunteers, including school-age children and adults.
Tim's love of music was a driving force behind the creation of Holiday Express. He learned to play piano as a child and, after college, formed Tim McLoone and his Atlantic Coast Band. However, sports also had a significant influence upon his life. As an alumnus of Harvard's All-American Track and Field Team, Tim parlayed his interest in athletics and entertaining into a career as a sports announcer. He has done broadcast work for the U.S. Olympic Trials and was part of the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team for the New York and Los Angeles Marathons. In fact, Tim put his track and field background to use when covering the New York Marathon, jogging alongside the runners as he reported on the event.