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Red River Rising Online Auction Live July 1-29, 2024

A music lover’s dream for a worthy cause via redriverrising.givesmart.com

Red River Rising, Austin Arena Company’s community platform initiative, proudly announces its upcoming online auction together with Dwyer Workforce Development, slated to run from July 1- 29, 2024. This virtual event promises to be a haven for music enthusiasts and philanthropists alike, offering a remarkable array of signed concert memorabilia, exclusive live music and sports experiences.

From coveted items like signed Eagles posters to unique collectibles such as a Dave Chappelle autographed skateboard, the Red River Rising Online Auction will captivate bidders with its eclectic selection. Attendees can bid on VIP tickets to the acclaimed Austin City Limits Festival and suite packages for upcoming Moody Center events, providing an unparalleled live music experience in the heart of the Live Music Capital of the World.

Moreover, the auction transcends mere entertainment, as 100% net proceeds will directly benefit Dwyer Workforce Development and Austin-based nonprofits. Among the beneficiaries are Community First! Village, dedicated to providing affordable, permanent housing and supportive communities for the chronically homeless; the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), ensuring access to affordable healthcare for local musicians; and the Red River Cultural District, fostering the growth and sustainability of Austin’s iconic live music district.

“We are thrilled to present the Red River Rising Online Auction together with Dwyer Workforce Development, a celebration of music’s power to unite and uplift communities,” says Alex Katz, Community Relations Manager at Moody Center. “This event not only showcases the incredible generosity of our donors and supporters but also underscores our commitment to nurturing Austin’s vibrant cultural landscape while addressing pressing social issues.”

“The Red River Rising Online Auction is a testament to how you can leverage the power of music and community to help underserved populations and support economic development in Austin and beyond,” said Barb Clapp, Dwyer Workforce Development CEO. “This unique initiative is a standout idea that will positively impact many lives and we’re excited to be part of it through our community partnership with Oak View Group and Red River Rising. Not only will this auction raise money for Dwyer Workforce Development and other incredible nonprofits, but it will also bring invaluable awareness to each organization and help expedite their missions and impact.”

Bidders can expect a seamless and user-friendly online platform, where they can browse, bid, and win coveted items from the comfort of their homes. Whether you’re a die-hard music aficionado or simply passionate about supporting meaningful causes, the Red River Rising Online Auction offers a unique opportunity to make a difference while indulging in the magic of music.

Mark your calendars for July 1-29 and join us in making a positive impact on our beloved Austin community. For more information and to register for the auction, visit redriverrising.givesmart.com.


About Red River Rising: Red River Rising is Austin Arena Company LLC’s community platform initiative dedicated to supporting a broad range of local nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on groups that empower local musicians, preserve the downtown music scene, and address housing insecurity.  

About Austin Arena Company LLC: Austin Arena Company is a privately financed partnership between Oak View Group and Live Nation/C3 Presents. The partnership manages and operates Moody Center, the 15,000+ seat premier venue in Austin. 

About Dwyer Workforce Development (www.dwyerworkforcedev.org)
Dwyer Workforce Development is a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to provide comprehensive support to individuals who lack opportunity and aspire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, alleviate a severe healthcare workforce shortage, and improve the lives of seniors. DWD was established in 2021 by Jack Dwyer, his wife, Nancy, and their daughters, Emily and Kelsey. A businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Dwyer owns CFG, a full-service provider of comprehensive financing solutions for the national healthcare and multifamily industries, and CFG Bank. With his presence in the industry and commitment to improving lives, Dwyer is redefining what it means to give back by creating career opportunities for those who lack opportunity, reducing healthcare staff shortages, and improving senior care.