Andy Roddick Foundation Gala Features Country Music Star Dierks Bentley
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Tyler Schmitt of Mill Photography Studio
THE SCENE: Austin’s ACL Moody Theater was recently the setting for a spectacular evening of music, fun and fundraising. Over the course of the evening over 2,000 of Austin’s social and musical elite were on hand for one of Austin’s most highly anticipated fall events, the Andy Roddick Foundation gala.
THE VIBE: From the moment the country-chic partygoers entered the terrace outside the Moody Theater, they knew they were in for a memorable night. After swinging by the VIP lounge, where select guests were given the royal treatment and mingled with Andy Roddick himself, the festivities turned to the main terrace for cocktails and an impressive array of silent auction items that included sports and vintage Hollywood memorabilia.
The festivities then moved into the orchestra level of the theater for the evening’s program. Highlights of the program included a spirited live auction that raised well over $500,000, as well as a conversation between Roddick, Dierks Bentley and radio personality Bobby Bones. The evening was capped off with a show-stopping performance by country music superstar Bentley.
THE CAUSE: The event, hosted by Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker and Kendra Scott and Matt Davis, raised over $1.3 million for the Andy Roddick Foundation which provides after school and summer enrichment programs for at-risk youth.