Andy Roddick’s Foundation Gala Raises Over $1 Million [Video]
by Tom Gainey | September 23rd, 2011, 9:42 am

Andy Roddick held his 6th annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala Wednesday night in his hometown of Austin, Texas and it was another smashing success.

The charity event hosted at the ACL Live Moody Theatre raised over $1 million dollars

Among the celebrities in attendance included Roddick’s supermodel wife, Brooklyn Decker, NFL wideout Terrell Owens, golfing great Fred Couples, fellow tennis stars James Blake and Mark Knowles and music king Sir Elton John.

Guests bid on one of a kind auction items including a spa day with Brooklyn Decker, golf with Andy and Fred Couples and unique trips to The Masters and Australian Open.

The event benefited local children’s organizations, such as KIPP: Austin Public Schools, The Settlement Home for Children, Austin Partners in Education, A Glimmer of Hope, Austin Children’s Shelter and the Andy Roddick Youth Tennis Program.

Since its inception in 2001, the Andy Roddick Foundation has raised over $10 million toward improving the quality of life and enhancing educational and economic opportunities for all children based on the principles of respect for family, education and morality.

Congrats to Andy on a great event!

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5 Comments for Andy Roddick’s Foundation Gala Raises Over $1 Million [Video]

Kimberly Says:

nice job andy

alison hodge Says:

underneath that brash exterior lies a heart of gold,well done andy.

Kimberly Says:

i give roddick credit, giving back has always been important to him. When asked what tennis player he admired he said Agassi, not because of what he did on the court because there are lots of great players, but for the committment he made to society.

grendel Says:

the activities of people like Agassi and Roddick confirms one thing – the receiving of attention and applause becomes addictive. And they suggest another – the acquisition of lots and lots of loot is not all it’s cut out to be. Especially not for the smart – and Agassi and Roddick are certainly that.

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