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Andy Roddick To Host 2013 Celebrity Golf Tournament

The Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) will host its inaugural celebrity golf tournament April 14-15, 2013 in Austin Texas. The tournament will take place at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club, lauded by Golf Digest as one of the top courses in Texas.

Roddick caddied for Zach Johnson during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia, where he appeared to be…terrified? Granted Andy is king of making crazy faces but this one is priceless. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Many of Roddick’s friends – professional athletes as well as entertainers – as well as other high profile personalities will participate in the event. “I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great performers and athletes over the years, and we’ve been able to support each others’ efforts to make a difference in our respective communities. I’m looking forward to many of them joining me in Austin for this first-ever event,” Roddick said. Continue reading

Andy Roddick Gives Good Tweet

Andy Roddick Gives Good Tweet

While researching the 6th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala (September 21, 2011 to include cocktails, dinner, a live auction and an intimate performance by Sir Elton John) I was sucked into Roddicks Twitter Feed after I noticed him retweeting like it was his last day on earth. It started with one ‘update’ he sent to his 719,000+ fans around the world:

“We will never forget…… I am a proud American.”

And after that, Roddick literally retweeted hundreds and hundreds of some of the messages he received in response from fans around the world…and it made for a beautiful read.  Granted, many athletes were sharing 9/11 messages-but Andy seemed to be the only one retweeting and not watching football (thank gawd).

For those not sucked into the Twitter void yet, here’s a small sampling of the messages Roddick received and retweeted for all to read:

Your friends in Canada stand with you today to join in remembering heroes of 9/11 and thanking and blessing the USA.

 I’m from Brazil and I stand with you and your country. God bless the USA. We will never forget.

 Many in Honduras, as I have, either worked or studied in the US, we are all together with every American on this anniversary!

 Japan is with you Andy, we will never forget.

 Hi Andy. Its 11pm here in the Philippines but I’m still watching CNN to remember 9/11. Filipinos are with you.

 We here from Kuwait take the hats off to all Americans, what a great nation!

 Condolences from Pakistan for all the victims of the horrendous tragedy of 9/11.10 years down the line – we will never forget!

 Horrible tragedy will never be forgotten all over the world… I am Ukrainian. I don’t want this to happen again.

I am from Venezuela and together we stand I am proud to live in the United States We Remember.

 Hi Andy. I’m here at Saudi Arabia, watching Al Jazeera to commemorates 9/11 attack. What a great nation you have.

 Fuerza from Peru. What happened 10 years ago is difficult to forget. I’m sure all the world is with America today #9.11Tweet

 Thought are for 9.11 from South Africa

 From Chile our thoughts are for all the American people this 9/11

 Prayers from Scotland. The solidarity of your nation is so admirable on 9/11. Difficult times. Stay strong all x

The messages to Roddick keep coming from the Netherlands, Scotland, Columbia, Uruguay, Indonesia, Israel, Dubai, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Vietnam, India and Algeria…essentially giving me reason to believe that twitter really isn’t such a bad thing after all.

As always, thanks for reading~
delinda@athlebrities.com

In 2001 Andy began the Andy Roddick Foundation, a charity dedicated to “Serving Children Today for Tomorrow.” The goal of the Andy Roddick Foundation is to improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all children based on the principles of respect for family, education and morality. To date the foundation has raised more than $10 million.

Arthur Ashe Kids Day with Will Ferrell

Arthur Ashe Kids Day with Will Ferrell
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Will Ferrell is at it again…the philanthropic funnyman joined tennis players Andy Roddick, James Blake, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and others for the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

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The fan-friendly event, which was founded 14 years ago, featured a performance from Jordin Sparks and some humorous antics on the court including a mixed doubles match featuring Kim Clijsters and James Blake taking on Ana Ivanovic and Devin Britton with Will Ferrell calling the shots as the chair umpire- dressed as Blake, wearing a headband and bald wig. Priceless. Simply priceless.

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Later…Ferrell, Roddick, Williams, Sharapova and Federer participated in a target-hitting contest to raise money for their respective charities…by the end of the contest, a total of $67,000 was raised, with $10,000 benefiting the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network…the NJTL was established in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder to develop the character of children through tennis and education…looks like they’re doing one hell of a job too. Video highlight of the event on YouTube.

As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com