By 19th Hole Staff
Every year, thousands of guests enjoy three full days of the Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) events benefitting charities working to empower kids through education, health, and wellness programming. The 2017 event was a tremendous success; making it the fifth year of the joint fundraising effort founded by ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. Since its inception, MJ&M has raised over $5 million for charities.
The April 20th, 2017 opening night gala included a musical performance by Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert at ACL Live. On the following day, MJ&M continued with a jam-packed celebrity golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Simultaneously, MJ&M held an exclusive fashion show and luncheon at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The runway fashion show featured the iconic designer Jason Wu’s latest collection. The fashion show hosted by Matthew’s wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, Sally Brown and Amy Ingram with support from Neiman Marcus. Presenting sponsor of the MJ&M fashion show and luncheon was The Mrs. with a VIP reception featuring Fashion Forms.
Day three of the fundraising event ended with the incomparable Jack Ingram & Friends concert presented by H-E-B at ACL Live featuring Kris Kristofferson and nearly one dozen of the most important songwriters and performers of our time. Funds raised at MJ&M 2017 supported CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, the Just Keep Livin Foundation and the Rise School of Austin.
“Camila and I are proud to join our dear friends to raise awareness and money for these important charities,” said Matthew McConaughey. “We always have a great time being home in Austin and have made numerous new friendships over the years since MJ&M began. That’s what it’s all about – coming together to help kids succeed.”
“We continue to be amazed at the outcome of MJ&M,” said Coach Brown. “Friends from across the country come together to support this amazing effort to empower kids, all while having a great time that they won’t soon forget. Jack Ingram added, “With this being our 5th anniversary year we wanted to celebrate the impact of MJ&M in a big way. We were committed to making the music and experience the best yet. I always appreciate old and new friends willing to show up and perform to make MJ&M the most impactful and fun event of the year.”
Major sponsors of this year’s MJ&M event included: Allstate, American Campus Communities, American Airlines, Fashion Forms, H-E-B, Late European, Nike, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, Target, The Mrs., Tito’s, Washington Redskins and Wild Turkey.
For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, visit mjm2017.com
Images courtesy of: MJ&M 2017 Photos