The Andy Roddick Foundation gala featured a star studded evening and a seven figure haul. What’s not to love about that?
What do you get when you combine a tennis legend’s foundation with a show stopping performance by a country music superstar? A million dollar evening – figuratively and literally. ACL’s Moody Theatre was recently the setting for The Andy Roddick Foundation’s 12th annual gala, which featured over 1,500 of Austin’s social, musical and cultural elite.
The evening began with a VIP cocktail hour on the mezzanine terrace of the Moody Theater for the 400 gala attendees who donned Austin-chic attire showcasing the incredible style and fashion Austin has to offer.
The festivities then headed to the floor of the Moody Theater which featured a multi-course meal and program that included words by Andy Roddick himself and culminated with a live auction where guests could bid on experiences any guy would appreciate. These one-of-a-kind Experiences include: A New York Getaway that included two VIP tickets to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a private batting practice for 10 with Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and a Wrigley Field experience in Chicago that included a tour of the legendary ballpark and dinner with World Series Champion Kevin Millar and Andy Roddick.
The guests on the floor were then joined by friends from above as 1,100 filtered into the mezzanine and balcony levels of the Moody Theater for a concert by country music superstar Jake Owen, capping off a first-class evening with three things men of Austin love: music, sport and philanthropy.
The event raised over $1 million dollars for The Andy Roddick Foundation. The organization serves to provide after school and summer programs for at risk children in the Austin area.