Andy Roddick Foundation Serves Up Celebrity Golf Event
The Andy Roddick Foundation
The Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) works to develop and inspire underserved youth through education and sports -based mentoring, preparing each youth to succeed in the game of life.by TODD JOHNSTON
Tennis legend Andy Roddick along with model turned actress wife, Brooklyn Decker hosted a celebrity golf tournament and kick-off party to raise money for the Andy Roddick Foundation and Austin MD Magazine shared in the festivities at the “Bogey Down Party” Sunday, April 14th, at the Barton Creek Country Club.
The Bogey Down Party included a silent auction with items donated from a “who’s who’ list of athletes, celebrities and companies from around the world. Among the guests boogying to the 80’s hits performed by the Spazmatics were tennis ace Jim Courier and baseball great Roger Clemens. Bobby Bones MD’d the night’s events and Austin’s own Tje Austin gave the crowd a taste of his musical genius as “A private show with Tje Austin” was auctioned off. (The winning bid was $5000 for the talented crooner!) In addition to the Spazmatics, guests enjoyed vintage 80’s video games by Game Plan Entertainment and had cool pictures taken On the Flipside who provided their interactive “graffiti wall.”
Ever the gracious host, Andy took the microphone and gave a short speech in which he announced plans for growth of the ARF and graciously thanked the ARF staff and all of those who have helped raise over $13 million to support youth learning and development.
The ARF is located on seven acres in East Austin on the campus that includes the Kipp Academy. Renovations are underway to complete the Tennis and Learning Center which will offer after-school and summer programming for youth in Austin, and the foundation recently announced its new board of directors, which includes among Andy Roddick, Jeff Lau, Paul Bell, Andy Esparza, Maria Farahani, Phil Meyers and Billie Jean King. With the plans and board of directors in place, the ARF looks towards a future of serving the Austin community with a focus on sports-based mentoring as a tool to build the skills youth need for a lifetime of success.
Austin MD and Green Iceberg Publications wish all the best to the Andy Roddick Foundation and applaud the efforts of Andy, Brooklyn, the entire staff, board of directors and supporters who are contributing their time, talent or finances to help ARF achieve their goals. For more information about the Tennis and Learning Center or pledge opportunities and benefits please email firstname.lastname@example.org.