BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
We have loved media sponsoring the Andy Roddick Foundation gala for many years in the past. We recall Roddick telling us that it was a conversation on a plane with then champion Andre Agassi who originally inspired him to create a foundation to give back. Recently, GREY GOOSE vodka served as the official spirit for the 7th annual Andy Roddick Foundation gala in Austin at the W Hotel. Who else but nine-time Grammy® Award winning musician and philanthropist John Legend performed for the invited guests following a seated dinner on the floor of the adjacent ACL Live Moody Theater. Following cocktails guests proceeded down a red carpet along a connecting pathway to the concert building. It was a stellar night of GREY GOOSE and charity.
Roddick, who recently announced his retirement from the world of tennis, has made giving back a part of his entire career. In 2000, he established ARF to make a difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities and in 2004 was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity efforts. The event featured a live and silent auctions, with all proceeds supporting the Foundation.
Roddick’s supermodel wife-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker was in attendance and donated an afternoon lunch and shopping experience to the auction. Also supporting Andy were Chrissy Teigen, Camila Alves and Mathew McConaughy.Following the concert guests went back to the ballroom at the W Hotel for another GREY GOOSE hosted cocktail reception and afterparty. Naturally.