The 6th annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala raised over one million dollars for children’s organizations last week at the ACL Live Moody Theater.

Andy was joined on the red carpet by his wife Brooklyn Decker, Terrell Owens, Fred Couples, James Blake, Bobby Bones, Mark Knowles and the Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell.

The inspiring evening included a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, an intimate performance by Elton John and after party hosted by SAP. 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.

While the event focused on raising funds and awareness for several local children’s organizations, Andy and his friends kept the mood light hearted. Austin DJ Bobby Bones opened the event with some friendly digs at his good friend Andy, saying he was as nervous to get on stage as Andy is before the French Open. Andy took the stage next and returned the favor with some witty banter. Following the live Auction, Sir Elton John took the stage with a dynamic set including his legendary classics. Andy was humbled when Sir Elton John complimented the tennis star’s continuing philanthropic efforts and big heart, even calling him a “mench” in between songs.

Following several standing ovations for the once in a lifetime performance, guests mingled on the W Hotel patio at the SAP after party. It was an evening full of surprises, good people, good times, and most importantly great efforts towards improving the lives of children.


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