12th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala Raises Over $1 Million, Features Country Music Star Jake Owen
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Tyler Schmitt courtesy of the Andy Roddick Foundation
THE SCENE: Austin’s ACL Moody Theatre was the setting where over 1,500 of Austin’s social, cultural and music elite gathered for an incredible evening of fun and philanthropy. The 12th annual Andy Roddick Foundation featured celebrities, a performance by a country music star and so much more.
THE VIBE: The evening began as the Austin-chic crowd gathered in the outdoor pavilion of the Moody Theatre, where celebrities and Sociables chatted during a cocktail hour against the backdrop of the Austin skyline. The festivities then turned inside for the dinner and live auction portion of the gala, where over 400 attendees gathered for the dinner and program portion of the evening. This included keynote speeches by ARF CEO Richard Tagle and Andy Roddick himself.
The event continued for a spirited live auction that featured a dazzling list of items including a New York trip with two VIP tickets to see the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a Wrigley Field VIP experience in Chicago and a round of golf with 2017 Masters tournament winner Sergio Garcia. The festivities then continued as over 1,000 additional Austinites flowed into the mezzanine level of the theatre for a concert by Jake Owen who capped off the evening with a show-stopping performance that brought down the house.
THE CAUSE: The event raised over one million dollars for the Andy Roddick Foundation, which provides engaging opportunities for after-school and summer programs to enrich the extra-curricular lives of children. Since its founding in 2000, the Andy Roddick Foundation has raised over 20 million dollars to improve the lives of countless children.