The 5th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation featuring Jimmy Buffett raised $725,000 for at risk youth Saturday Night. Andy was joined by Brooklyn Decker, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Houston Street and Bobby Bones in the fund-raising efforts for a very special evening.
The night commenced with guests mingling in tropical decor during a cocktail hour and silent auction at the Austin Hilton. Andy welcomed the generous patrons with a heartfelt speech before dinner where he acknowledged the focus of the Andy Roddick Foundation. “The organizations we work with focus on providing the basic necessities of shelter, safety, education and nutrition,” he explained. “A Glimmer of Hope, Austin Partners for Education, KIPP: Austin Public Schools, The Settlement Home for Children and our Youth Tennis Program are on the front lines every day, helping at risk youth. Their stories are remarkable and inspirational.” A very gracious Andy thanked the attendees throughout the night for being a “part of this journey.”
Wife Brooklyn Decker took the stage with fellow Sports Illustrated Model Chrissy Teigen to auction off a special VIP package. Guests battled to bid on a variety of unique experiences including a set visit to the hit show “The Office”, a unique Sundance Film Festival getaway, Golf with Andy himself, a VIP US Masters experience and more!
Guests enjoyed signature cocktails compliments of Grey Goose and were decked out in Hawaiian style leis. In a fun twist, Andy and Brooklyn introduced Andy wearing Togas. The nontraditional garb was an idea the group had concocted the night before. Jimmy dazzled the crowd with his legendary classics, encouraging people to dance and sing along to the iconic tunes. The surprises continued when John Legend took the stage with Jimmy for a one of a kind collaboration
The successful evening raised both funds and awareness for important organizations that help share the lives of children.