Last Thursday, stars from sports, music and entertainment walked the red carpet at ACL Live to take part in the 4th annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey gala, part of the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.
The gala and concert night on Thursday kicked off two days of big fun that included a fashion show hosted Veronica Beard at the JW Marriott and a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks. Over the next 24 hours, the events would raise over $1.7 million to support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, just keep livin foundation and The Rise School of Austin.
The gala festivities began with a celebration of the ten year anniversary of The University of Texas at Austin’s Football National Championship that included appearances from Vince Young, Nate Boyer, Aaron Ross, Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley, David Thomas and many others. The crowd cheered as footage of Mack’s post game speech played to start the show.
The excitement continued as auctioneer Heath Hale kicked off the live auction, which boasted some of the biggest and most exclusive items we’ve ever seen. Packages included a 2016 Aston Martin, a private island vacation in Belize and a chance to walk the red carpet with Matthew and Camila for two upcoming movie premieres.
After the auction, gala guests and concert-goers were treated to two incredible sets by multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley and Grammy award winner Kacey Musgraves. An incredible night we won’t soon forget.