Andy Roddick Foundation Gala Headlined By Leon Bridges To Raise Funds
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Michael Charles of Mill Photography Studio
THE STYLE: From the moment the Austin-chic revelers ascended the escalators to the JW Marriott foyer, they could sense a special evening ahead. After the guests posed for photos, the fun turned to a festive cocktail hour where they sipped spirits, made new friends and welcomed familiar faces.
The action then moved to the ballroom for the evening’s program. As guests dined on a delicious, multi-course meal, capped off with desserts courtesy of Tiff’s Treats, they were treated to words by the Andy Roddick Foundation leaders and a series of heartwarming testimonials. Next up was a spirited live auction that featured such coveted items as a VIP experience at the U.S. Open, an excursion to St. Barth’s, and a tennis clinic with Andy Roddick. The festivities were capped off by a performance by Grammy AwardÓ-winning singer and songwriter Leon Bridges, who brought down the house with his many hit tunes.
THE PURPOSE: The event, chaired by Leon and Tiffany Chen, raised nearly $1 million for the Andy Roddick Foundation. These funds will enable the organization to invest resources in critical out-of-school programs and expand opportunities for all young people until opportunity knows no color or ZIP code.