Andy Roddick Foundation Hosts Coach Tony Dungy in Conversation About Importance of Giving Back

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Andy Roddick Also Part of Breakfast Conversation Monday March 9; Tickets Available Now

The Andy Roddick Foundation will host a breakfast conversation on the Importance of Giving Monday March 9 at the new Austin JW Marriott. Special guest Super Bowl Winning Coach Tony Dungy, retired NFL coach, author, and philanthropist, will lead the discussion around the Importance of Giving Back. Andy Roddick will also be part of the conversation. Tickets are available now to attend for $75.00 per person, and can be purchased by going to the link on the Andy Roddick Foundation website, http://www.arfoundation.org/events.html, or calling 512.298.1960 for more information.

As the Andy Roddick Foundation celebrates its 15th year, 2015 is kicked off with an intimate breakfast conversation about the importance of giving, volunteerism, donations, mentoring, led by retired NFL coach Tony Dungy. Dungy has been a long time friend and supporter of the Andy Roddick Foundation, and he himself is a model for giving back and getting involved.

Dungy is involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also works with Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association.

Aside from his deep nonprofit and foundation involvement, Dungy, of course, is well known as the former NFL coach of the Indianapolis Colts where he led them to a Super Bowl victory in 2007, the first such win for an African American coach. Currently Dungy serves as a studio analyst on the number one Primetime show in America Sunday Night Football on NBC. Dungy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength and Uncommon, coached many teams in his professional career, and played in the NFL for several years himself.

The Importance of Giving conversation will begin with a 9 am continental breakfast, and remarks from 10 to 11:30 am. Registration also opens at 9 am for the exclusive set of 200 guests, gathered at the new Austin JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. 2nd Street. Tickets cost $75.00 per person and can be purchased at http://www.arfoundation.org/events.html, or by calling 512.298.1960.

This event is one of several that will occur in this special milestone 15th year for the Andy Roddick Foundation, all to help support its mission to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed.

About Andy Roddick Foundation
The Andy Roddick Foundation works with its community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive and succeed. The Foundation is the vision of now retired tennis professional Andy Roddick who established it in 2000. Always focused on inspiring and empowering young people, the Andy Roddick Foundation moved its headquarters to Austin, Texas in 2012. The Foundation is granting funds to partners with programs that align with a goal of closing the opportunity gap for young people living in under-resourced areas. Beyond grant making, the Foundation delivers direct service with activities like its own multi-week Summer program for Elementary School students. For additional information, call 512.298.1960, follow on Twitter @theARFoundation, or visit http://www.arfoundation.org.

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