GARTH BROOKS JOINS 11TH ANNUAL MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY GALA TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS
Garth Brooks performed at the 11th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala in Austin on April 27, joining MJ&M founders—Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and coaching legend Mack Brown—in raising money for several children’s charities.
The gala was part of a weekend that included music, fashion, golf, and an auction of one-of-a-kind collectibles and experiences. The annual event is one of MJ&M’s biggest fundraisers. Founded in 2012, MJ&M has raised over $30 million for five different beneficiaries that contribute to children’s education, health, and wellness--CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin. Each organization fulfills MJ&M’s mission to empower children.
“Matthew McConaughey – I guess I always looked at him as [just] an actor. But I’m starting to look at him more as a leader every day,” Brooks said. “I think the guy’s got his head on straight, and I just love the way he represents himself.”
McConaughey explained why he is proud of the foundation, saying, “ . . . Simple things that these kids are getting that is helping them make choices where they can prevent getting in trouble before they need a cure later in life. That's what excites me about it."
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